Rolex Paris Masters

History 

The Rolex Paris Masters 2020 is the 49th 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 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 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. He has also claimed the most consecutive singles titles – 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 37 wins so far. The Serb won the title for the fifth time last year. He defeated Denis Shapovalov in the final. Djokovic will not play the event in 2020 and thus will not defend his title.

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.

2019 champions

Men’s singles – Novak Djokovic

Men’s doubles – Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut

Rolex Paris Masters 2020

The Rolex Paris Masters will be held from November 2nd to November 8th. The organizers announced they would host fans in the stadiums, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

They plan to allow 1,000 fans daily, based on the same guidelines that the French Open 2020 followed.

However, the 2020 edition is likely to see major scheduling changes after the French Government announced a 9 pm curfew in Paris, a couple of weeks before the start of the tournament.

They will thus not be able to arrange night sessions like every year.

The Rolex Paris Masters 2020 is the last chance for the ATP Finals contenders to secure their spots at the season-ending finale.

Rolex Paris Masters

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
Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic at ATP Finals 2020

“Wasn’t Playing His Best”: Daniil Medvedev Reflects on Dismantling Novak Djokovic at ATP Finals 2020

An in-form Russian Daniil Medvedev has said that Novak Djokovic wasn’t at his best in…

Richard Gasquet

“I Could Stop at the End of Next Year”: Richard Gasquet Opens up on Retirement Plans

French tennis ace Richard Gasquet has dropped a broad hint on his future in tennis. The…

Rafael Nadal at French Open 2020

“Breaking the Previous Record”: 12-time Grand Slam Champion Lauds Rafael Nadal for His “Incredible Achievement”

Tennis legend Billie Jean King has commended Rafael Nadal for ranking in the Top-10 of…

Rafael Nadal

“Plenty”: Rafael Nadal Reveals His Unfulfilled Dreams

Following your dreams is the most prominent journey of your life. For the 20 Grand…

Daniil Medvedev

“Tennis Needs Players Like That”: Tournament Director Lauds Daniil Medvedev After Rolex Paris Masters Success

Appearing in his first final of the year, World No.4 Daniil Medvedev claimed the Rolex…

Daniil Medvedev - Rolex Paris Masters 2020

“Parents’ Decision”: Daniil Medvedev Shares an Intriguing Tale About His Birth

What a night it turned out to be for the World No.5 Daniil Medvedev. He…

Alexander Zverev at Rolex Paris Masters 2020

“Strange Pain in My Thigh”: Alexander Zverev Raises Injury Concern Before ATP Finals 2020

Alexander Zverev was on a terrific 12-match winning streak until he was stopped by Daniil…

Daniil Medvedev at the Rolex Paris Masters 2020

“Was Complaining To My Wife”: Daniil Medvedev Wasn’t Confident of Winning Rolex Paris Masters

As two contenders bid for their first Rolex Paris Masters title, it was Daniil Medvedev…

Felix Auger Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz

Felix Auger Aliassime and Hurbert Hurkacz Save Five Championship Points to Triumph at Rolex Paris Masters 2020 Finals

Felix Auger Aliassime and Hurbert Hurkacz stunned the second seed pairing of Bruno Soares and…

Daniil Medvedev - Rolex Paris Masters 2020

“Want to See More”: Daniil Medvedev on His Love-Hate Relationship With In-House Fans

Daniil Medvedev reached his first final of 2020 at the Rolex Paris Masters. He got…

Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev Unveils How David Ferrer’s Influence Helped Him Reach Maiden Rolex Paris Masters Finals

Alexander Zverev has played brilliantly in the 2020 season so far. After recently winning two…

Daniil Medvedev - Rolex Paris Masters 2020

“Always At Risk”: Daniil Medvedev On Challenges Of Playing Milos Raonic

World No. 4 Daniil Medvedev successfully reached the final of Paris Bercy. After going through…

Alexander Zverev

Rolex Paris Masters 2020 Final: Alexander Zverev vs Daniil Medvedev Preview, Head-to-Head & Prediction

After a gruesome week of tennis, we will witness a blockbuster final at Rolex Paris…

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Breaks Silence on Why He Is Title-Less at Rolex Paris Masters

Rafael Nadal will have to continue to wait for his first major title at the…

Rafael Nadal at Rolex Paris Masters 2020 ATP Finals

“Wanted To Leave With The Trophy”: Rafael Nadal on Rolex Paris Masters 2020 Semifinal Loss

Rafael Nadal once again failed to deliver at the Rolex Paris Masters as he lost…

Alexander Zverev

“Doing A Quite Good Job”: Alexander Zverev Unbothered Regarding off-Court Allegation

What a night it turned out to be for the World No.7 Alexander Zverev. He…

Alexander Zverev

“Never Easy to Play Him”- Alexander Zverev Reacts After Stunning Win Over Rafael Nadal at Rolex Paris Masters 2020

It was a do or die situation for the World No.2 Rafael Nadal in the…

Rafael Nadal

WATCH: Rafael Nadal Delivers Vintage Forehand Against Alexander Zverev at Rolex Paris Masters 2020

Top-seed Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev locked horns in the semi-final of the Rolex Paris…

Rafael Nadal

Alexander Zverev Upsets Rafael Nadal to Extend Outstanding 12-Match Winning Streak at Rolex Paris Masters

Top seed Rafael Nadal went down in a straight-sets defeat to Alexander Zverev in the…

Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev at the Australian Open 2017

Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev Rolex Paris Masters 2020 Semi-finals: Preview, Head-to-head and Prediction

The Rolex Paris Masters 2020 is set to host a blockbuster semi-final between Rafael Nadal…

Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters 2020

“It’s Strange”: Rafael Nadal On His Righty Golf Skills

In every sport, there are only a few rare talents who take the game to…

Alexander Zverev at the Paris Masters 2020

“Never Won This Tournament”: Alexander Zverev Reveals Challenges of Playing Rafael Nadal at Rolex Paris Masters 2020

Alexander Zverev saw off a tough test against Stan Wawrinka to set up a Rolex…

Alexander Zverev - Rolex Paris Masters 2020

Alexander Zverev Knocks Out Stan Wawrinka From Rolex Paris Masters 2020

There is something in the courts of Paris, as every player is compelled to show…

Milos Raonic at Rolex Paris Masters 2020

“It Turned My Way”: Milos Raonic Saves 2 Match Points to Earn Semifinals Spot at Rolex Paris Masters 2020

Milos Raonic extended his sensational run in 2020 by booking a place in the semi-finals…

Diego Schwartzman and Daniil Medvedev at the Rolex Paris Masters

“Feels Strange”: Daniil Medvedev Reflects On His Sensational Triumph Against Diego Schwartzman

The empty hall of AccorHotels Arena in Paris echoed one name today; of the Russian…

Rafael Nadal at the Rolex Paris Masters

“Hope Rafa Wins”: Diego Schwartzman Roots for Rafael Nadal Over Pablo Carreno Busta

Diego Schwartzman has had a tremendous season in 2020, but not all paths lead to…

Dominic Thiem forehand

Manager Gives Injury Update on Dominic Thiem Ahead of ATP Finals 2020

At the Vienna Open, we did not see Dominic Thiem play his best tennis and…

Rafael Nadal in action

“Haven’t Played Hard for Almost a Year”: Rafael Nadal Reveals Game Improvisations at Rolex Paris Masters 2020

2020 French Open champion Rafael Nadal is now performing at an optimum level on the…

Alexander Zverev at the Paris Masters 2020

Alexander Zverev Survives Tough Pre-Quarterfinal Battle at Rolex Paris Masters 2020

It was definitely a night that World No.7 Alexander Zverev will never forget. The 23-year-old…

Daniil Medvedev - Rolex Paris Masters 2020

“Was Angry With Me”: Daniil Medvedev Recalls ATP Cup Spat With Diego Schwartzman

For the quarterfinal’s spot in Rolex Paris Masters 2020, Daniil Medvedev played against the Austrian…