Rolex Paris Masters 2021 Tournament Preview
With the Rolex Paris Masters commencing on the 1st November, here is all you need to know about the final ATP 1000 Masters tournament of 2021.
The Rolex Paris Masters takes place from the 1st to the 7th November 2021. Tennis fans can watch matches and replays on Tennis TV and Amazon prime, depending on location. Click here to see our watch guide.
56 players compete in the Paris Masters, with many of the world’s best playing both for the title itself and the final qualifying positions for the ATP Finals that take place between the 14th November to the 21st November.
Daniil Medvedev is the reigning champion and is looking to defend his title. Novak Djokovic has won this Masters five times and is the only player to date to have retained the trophy. Impressively, Djokovic has also won the tournament in three consecutive seasons between 2013 and 2015.
Boris Becker won the inaugural Rolex Paris Masters tournament at the age of just 18 years and 11 months and then went on to win the title a further two times.
The players currently competing for the final two qualifying positions for the ATP Finals are Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz, Jannik Sinner and Cameron Norrie. However, Hurkacz’ defeat to Andy Murray at the Vienna Open and the other three remaining in the competition puts Sinner, Norrie and Ruud in a stronger position.
There are a number of notable withdrawals from 2021’s tournament. Roger Federer is still recovering after receiving a third surgery on his knee. Rafael Nadal also misses out through injury after receiving treatment for a foot injury. Similarly, Dominic Thiem misses out after suffering a season-ending wrist injury in June.
Where is the Event held?
The Paris Masters is held at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France on indoor hard courts.
Ranking Points Breakdown
Since the Paris Masters is an ATP 1000 tournament, the points are awarded as follows:
Winner – 1000 points
Runner-up – 600 points
Semi-finals – 360 points
Quarter-finals – 180 points
Round of 16 – 90 points
Round of 32 – 45 points
Round of 64 – 10 points
Prize Money Breakdown
This year, the Rolex Paris Masters has a prize money total of €3,151,145.
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