Rolex Paris Masters 2019

History

The Rolex Paris Masters 2019 is the 48th edition of the tournament. The masters 1000 event is usually the final tournament on the ATP tour before the season-ending ATP Finals. Because of its sponsorship, the tournament is officially known as Rolex Paris Masters from 2017. It is also the only one of nine Masters 1000 tournaments which are played indoors, since 2009. From 1987 until 2008 there were two indoor tournaments at the Masters level.

The Rolex Paris Masters was played on a carpet court at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin from its evolution from 1968 to 1982. In 1989 it was upgraded to become one of the premier nine tournaments of the Grand Prix Tour, replacing the Tokyo Open. The event then shifted to AccorHotels Arena from 1986.

The surface used to be one of the fastest courts in the world, due to which more attacking tennis was showcased but since 2011 the tournament has followed the general slow-down of most courts on the ATP tour.

Records

The most successful player of the Rolex Paris Masters has been Novak Djokovic. The Serbian has won four titles in Paris. He has also reached five finals at the Rolex Paris Masters, the most by any player, tieing with his former coach Boris Becker. He has also claimed the most consecutive singles title in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Novak Djokovic has swept through all the singles record of the Paris Masters, winning the most number of matches with 32 wins so far. The Serb has the chance to reclaim the title at the Rolex Paris Masters 2019 for the first time since 2015.

While Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, also known as Bryan brothers have been the most successful doubles team in Paris indoors with four titles. On the other hand, Paul Haarhuis has played 6 doubles finals, the most by any other doubles player. Haarhuis reached these finals with three different partners.

Current Prize Money €5,207,405
Number of Entries (Main Draw) 57
Number of Entries (Qualifying) 24
Number of Seeds      16
Court Type Indoor Hard