Bercy, Djokovic, Rune, race to Turin: Everything you always wanted to know about the 2023 Rolex Paris Masters (but never had time to find out) – updated with the draw and Alcaraz exit

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

Team Holger Rune At the 2022 Rolex Paris Masters | © Federico Pestellini / Panoramic

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When will the 2023 Rolex Paris Masters take place?

This year’s Rolex Paris Masters is scheduled to take place from October 28th to November 5th, with the first two days dedicated to qualifying, and the main draw commencing on Monday, October 30th.

Who is playing at the 2023 Paris Masters?

The official player list has just been released for the 2023 edition and all the top 20 ranked players are entered in the draw. With this being the last ATP Masters 1000 Series event of the season and the Race to Turin heating up, the top players are expected to show up for securing their berths in Turin.

What is the draw of the 2023 Paris Masters?

The draw of the 2023 edition of the Paris Master was announced a few days prior to the event. It threw up some intriguing first and second-round encounters. The main stand-outs from the draw were: Stan Wawrinka v Dominic Thiem, Dimitrov v Musetti, Murray v De Minaur and Korda v Hurkacz.

The top eight seeds all had first-round byes. The biggest upset of the first and second rounds came when Carlos Alcaraz was knocked out by Roman Safiullin in the second round – it was the first time Alcaraz had lost his opening match at a tournament in 2023.

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).

What happened at the 2022 Paris Masters?

Denmark’s Holger Rune stunned six-time champion Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2022 Paris Masters, defeating the Serbian 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to claim his first Masters 1000 title.

Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski won the men’s doubles title, beating Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek 7-6, 6-4 in the final.

How can I get tickets for the Paris Masters?

Tickets information is available at Prices range from 11 Euros for basic tickets on day one, through to 285 Euros for premium tickets to the 2023 Rolex Paris Masters final.

Who is the Tournament Director?

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

Who are some past 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.

Most recently, here’s how the last five editions of the Rolex Paris Masters unfolded:

Can Djokovic win a record-extending seventh title here, and further his chances of securing the year-end No 1 position as well?

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 has not been released yet.

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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