Rolex Paris Masters

History 

The Rolex Paris Masters 2021 is the 50th 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 since 2017. It is also the only one of nine Masters 1000 tournaments that is played indoors, since 2009. From 1987 until 2008 there were two indoor tournaments at the Masters level.

A general view of the stadium as Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a forehand in his Men's Singles Final match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada on day 7 of the Rolex Paris Masters, part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 held at the at AccorHotels Arena on in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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.

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The surface offers one of the fastest courts in the world, due to which more attacking tennis was showcased. However, 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 World No.1 player has won five titles in Paris. He has also reached six finals at the Rolex Paris Masters, the most by any player, tieing with his former coach Boris Becker. The Serbian also claimed the most consecutive singles titles - in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning his Semi Final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on Day 6 of the Rolex Paris Masters on November 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic has swept through all the singles record of the Paris Masters, winning the most number of matches with 37 wins so far. Even though he didn't participate at the tournament last year, he will try his level best to win it for the sixth time in 2021.

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.

2020 champions

Men's singles - Daniil Medvedev

Russia's Daniil Medvedev poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Germany's Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Men's doubles - Félix Auger-Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz

Rolex Paris Masters 2021

The Rolex Paris Masters 2021 will be held from November 1st to November 7th. The organizers announced yet again that they would host fans in the stadiums, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 25:View of the Trophy during the opening party & draw at Rolex Paris Masters 2019 at Pont Alexandre III on October 25, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/WireImage)

Unlike last year where the management only allowed 1,000 fans in the stadium, the Accor Arena in Bercy can host about 14,000 spectators this time.

With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal not participating at the Paris Masters this year, all eyes will be on Djokovic, Medvedev, Zverev, and Tsitsipas.

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As far as tickets are concerned, they are available at a range from €10 to €215 for the single sessions.

The Rolex Paris Masters 2021 is the last chance for the ATP Finals contenders to secure their spots at the season-ending finale.

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Current Prize Money€3,151,145
Number of Entries (Main Draw)56
Number of Entries (Qualifying)24
Number of Seeds       16
Court TypeIndoor Hard

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