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Bercy, Djokovic, Draws: Everything you always wanted to know about the 2022 Rolex Paris Masters (but never had time to find out)

Everything you need to know about the 2022 Paris Masters, from former champs to ticket prices and the order of play

Novak Djokovic with the winner's trophy at the Paris Masters Novak Djokovic with the winner’s trophy at the Paris Masters Image Credit: JB Autissier / Panoramic

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When will the 2022 edition take place?

This year’s Rolex Paris Masters is scheduled to take place from October 31st to November 6th, with the qualifying beginning a couple of days prior to that.

What is the draw of the 2022 Paris Masters?

The draw of the 2022 edition was released on Friday October 29. GOAT-rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have landed in the same half which means they could meet in the semi-finals if they both get there.

You can read more on the draw in this story below.

Where is the tournament held?

The tournament is held at Accor Arena in Bercy, in the southeast of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine. The stadium can host up to 14,000 spectators for tennis.

On which surface is the tournament held?

The tournament is played on hard court (Greenset on boards).

Who are the defending champions in Paris?

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won the singles title in 2021, beating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. This was the Serb’s sixth Paris Masters title.

Tim Putz/ Michael Venus won the men’s doubles title, beating the French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbet/ Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 11-9 in the final.

How can I get tickets for the Paris Masters?

Tickets information is available at Rolexparismasters.com.

Who is the Tournament Director?

Organized by the French Tennis Federation, the tournament has been led since 2022 by Cedric Pioline.

Who are some of the champions in the tournament’s history?

Novak Djokovic is a six-time champion at Paris, while Hall of Famer Marat Safin is a three-time champion. Boris Becker, also a three-time champion, won the tournament’s inaugural edition in 1986. American legends Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi have also won the prestigious Paris Masters title.

How many ranking points are on offer in Paris?

Like other ATP Masters Series tournaments, players can earn up to 1,000 ranking points by winning the title in Paris. Here is the break-up of points by each round.

  • Winner: 1000
  • Rinner-up: 600
  • Semi-finalists: 360
  • Quarter-finalists: 180
  • Last 16: 90
  • Second round: 45
  • First round: 25

What is the tournament schedule?

The provisional schedule for the tournament can be found on the website at this link.

What is the Order of Play at the Paris Masters?

The tournament’s daily order of play can be seen on this link on the tournament website.

Who was the last French champion at the Paris Masters?

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is the last Frenchman to win the title in Paris, doing so in 2008. Sebastien Grosjean (2001) and Guy Forget (1991) are the other local home-bred champions at this event.

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