Novak Djokovic shocks by playing with Teenager Holger Rune

Teenager Holger Rune defeated 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the Paris Masters final on Sunday.

The 19-year-old Rune, playing in his first Masters 1000 final, lost the first set and the match was level after the break in the second set.

He then had to hold his nerve in the decider, breaking the lead 6-5 before saving six break points to take the biggest title of his career.

The victory makes Rune the youngest champion in Paris since Boris Becker in 1986 and sees him break into the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time.

“I want to start by saying huge congrats to Novak also,” he said to Djokovic, who is 16 years his senior, in his post-match interview.

"You are one of my favourite players, I have been watching you since I was a little kid, practising with you. It is a pleasure to share the court with you now."

Hot on the heels of 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz's first Grand Slam title at the US Open in September, Rune is now set to join the Spaniard as one of the sport's rising stars.

Djokovic said ahead of Sunday's final how the Rune "reminds me of myself," and how the Dane had to hone mental toughness in the final

The win ended a stellar week for Rune, who won top-10 players during the tournament while also saving match points against Stan Wawrinka in the first round.