The ATP season is fast coming to a close in 2023, with just two significant events remaining on the calendar. One of these is the Rolex Paris Masters, which takes place this week in Bercy, Paris.
The last ATP Masters 1000 event of the season gets underway on Monday. And it’s a blockbuster field, featuring all of the world’s top 16 players. With the ATP Finals just two weeks ago, three spots remain open for that event. Plus, the year-end world No.1 ranking is still to be decided, with Novak Djokovic currently leading Carlos Alcaraz by 500 points.
The main draw of the Paris Masters begins on Monday 30th October, concluding with both the singles and doubles finals on Sunday 5th November.
The AccorHotel Arena will once again place host to the Rolex Paris Masters. The indoor arena has a capacity of over 15,000 people and is one of the biggest sporting venues in the French capital.
The Paris Masters are headlined by the return of world No.1 and six-time champion Novak Djokovic, who has not competed since the Davis Cup Finals Group Stage in mid-September.
Djokovic has won more titles here in Paris than most players have won titles, full stop. The Serbian is searching for his seventh crown here, but it’s not that which makes us believe he’s the best bet to win this event.
Win this week, and Djokovic sets himself up fantastically to finish year-end No. 1 for a seventh time.
He will be challenged by second seed Carlos Alcaraz, who revealed that he is ‘feeling better every day’ after withdrawing from the Swiss Indoors due to a plantar fascia in the Spaniard’s left foot and muscle fatigue in his lower back.
Also in the draw is defending champion Holger Rune, who is beginning his new partnership with three-time Paris Masters champion Boris Becker.
As well as those names, Daniil Medvedev, Taylor Fritz, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas will headline as well as such players as rising young gun, Ben Shelton.
The race for the year-end No. 1 spot, plus the remaining three places at the Nitto ATP Finals, are all up for grabs, making this a fascinating week of tennis coming up.