Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, and Others Get Amazing Surprise at Paris Masters 2021

Published 11/09/2021, 9:29 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic holds the trophy and celebrates winning his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


The Rolex Paris Masters 2021 recently concluded, and it was a successful event. A large number of fans attended the event as the protocols related to Covid-19 relaxed. The organizers were amazed as the number of attendees was more than expected. As a result, there’s a wonderful surprise in store for Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, and other participants. 

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Due to the amazing turnout at the Rolex Paris Masters 2021, tournament director Guy Forget spoke about the prospect of increasing the prize money for the tournament. 

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Fans make the difference at the Rolex Paris Masters 2021

The prize money for the 2021 edition was supposed to be €2.6 million, with €336,000 earmarked for the winner. In 2019, Novak Djokovic received €995,000 for winning the tournament.

In 2020, the event was conducted without fans. Therefore, organizers suffered as they could not generate ticket revenue. 

Speaking on the positive development, Forget stated, “After a record year in 2019 with over 140,000 tickets sold, playing this tournament behind closed doors last year was extremely difficult for us and for the players. The public came back in great numbers. We sold 120,000 tickets (this year), which is an exceptional performance considering we were at 60,000 a month ago.”

Guy Forget sounded ecstatic about the wonderful news for the tournament. The positive response from the fans was overwhelming and has led to a delightful development for the players. 

Novak Djokovic set to receive a considerably higher reward 

Given the response from the fans, the organizers are set to double the prize money for the 2021 tournament. 

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Guy Forget further added, “Not many tournaments can say we managed to hold the 2019 numbers. There are days when we sold several thousand tickets overnight. Depending on the number of tickets we sell, the prize money will increase. With this surprising figure of 120,000 tickets, we will double our prize money and come close to that of 2019. I don’t know if the players know this yet, but we’re thrilled to have made this achievement.” 

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev congratulates Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on winning the final match REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Speaking about the Paris Masters 2021, the final was played between the world’s two best players. It was Djokovic who took on Medvedev and the match went the distance. The Serb eventually won in three thrilling sets. Now, the players have their sights set on the ATP Finals. We wish them the best of luck in the upcoming matches. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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