Paris Masters 2022 Tournament Preview
The top ATP pros descend on the French capital for the premier indoor tennis event that is the Paris Masters 2022.
Join Tennishead as we tell you everything you need to know ahead of the final Masters event of the season.
When does play get underway, who is competing for silverware, how can you stream all the action live and what exciting showdowns can you look forward to over the course of the competition?
The main draw of the Paris Masters kicks off on Monday 31st October and ends with the final on Sunday 6th November.
Players competing at the Paris Masters 2022
The draw comprises 56 players with 16 seeds, the top eight seeds progressing to the second round with a bye.
Altogether, nine of the top 10 ATP pros will compete. Only world number six Alexander Zverev absent due to injury.
Firstly, world number one and US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz leads the draw at top seed. 22-time Major champion Rafael Nadal returns to the tour for the first time since the US Open as the second seed.
Casper Ruud and 2020 Paris champion Daniil Medvedev are seeded third and fourth. Finally, Stefanos Tsitsipas, defending Paris champion Novak Djokovic, Andrey Rublev and Felix Auger-Aliassime round out the top eight seeds.
Moreover, Rublev and Auger-Aliassime are both looking to seal qualification for the ATP Finals. Meanwhile Taylor Fritz and Hubert Hurkacz would most likely need to twin the tournament to qualify themselves.
French veterans Richard Gasquet, Adrian Mannarino and Gilles Simon all receive wildcards into the draw, as does world number 51 Arthur Rinderknech.
Three-time Major champion Stan Wawrinka will compete with a protected ranking.
Where is the Paris Masters 2022 held?
The tournament takes place at the Accor Arena in the neighbourhood of Bercy in Paris, France, on indoor hard courts.
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Ranking points breakdown, singles
Prize money breakdown, singles
Can I purchase tickets for the Paris Masters 2022?
Buy tickets for the Paris Masters 2022 via the tournament website.
How can I follow the Paris Masters 2022?
Keep up to date with the Paris Masters 2022 on the official tournament website, the official tournament Twitter, and the official ATP Tour Twitter.
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Early Battles & Potential Matchups
Alcaraz could face Berrettini in an entertaining round of 16 match. In fact, all three of their previous meetings have gone the distance, with Alcaraz winning two three-setters and Berrettini a five-set battle at the Australian Open in January.
A generational tussle between 19-year-old Holger Rune and 37-year-old Stan Wawrinka should produce an intriguing contest in the first round.
Big-hitting Brit Jack Draper could set another exciting encounter with US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe in the second round. Compatriot Andy Murray faces retiring veteran Gilles Simon in the first round, their 19th career match-up. Paris is Simon’s final professional tournament.
Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz could lie in wait for the victor. The third round could see Fritz face eighth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime for a place in the quarter-finals.
Djokovic could face Jannik Sinner in a repeat of their Wimbledon showdown in the third round. Marin Cilic faces a tough test against another Italian youngster in Lorenzo Musetti in the first round.
US Open finalist Casper Ruud can expect to take on Djokovic in the quarter-finals unless Sinner or someone else can stop the defending champion.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Cameron Norrie have been drawn in the same eighth, meaning a potential third round meeting. However, Borna Coric could get there ahead of Norrie to face Tsitsipas for a third time in 2022. That would offer a chance at a third successive victory for the Croatian over the Greek after the Cincinnati Masters final and their match in Vienna.
Rafael Nadal could face two countrymen before the quarter-finals in Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta, or even Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Denis Shapovalov and Tommy Paul pose a significant threat in that section of the draw too.
Potential Paris Masters Semi-finals
Based on seedings, Alcaraz versus Medvedev would come out of the top half. Their only previous meeting came in the second round of Wimbledon 2021, when Alcaraz was ranked 75th in the world. Medvedev won that day 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
Andrey Rublev has reached four previous Masters 1000 semi-finals. However, he has never been beyond the third round in Paris. Felix Auger-Aliassime comes into Paris in top form after three titles in as many weeks in Florence, Antwerp and Basel. He could take a spot in the last four in Paris over Medvedev from their quarter.
Meanwhile, the bottom half could produce a semi-final between Djokovic and Nadal. That would be a 60th career meeting between the two men, but just their second at the Paris Masters.
They played there in the 2009 semi-finals. Djokovic won 6-2, 6-3 that day before going on to win his first Paris Masters crown.
Projected quarter-finals by seeding
Alcaraz (1) vs Rublev (7)
Medvedev (4) vs Auger-Aliassime (8)
Djokovic (6) vs Ruud (3)
Tsitsipas (5) vs Nadal (2)
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