(this is updated daily through November 4th)

Qualifying Rounds are being played Sat-Sun.

The Schedule

Monday, October 29 First Round

Tuesday, October 30 First Round

Wednesday, October 31- Second Round

Thursday, November 1- Third Round

Friday, November 2- Quarterfinals

Saturday, November 3- Semi-Finals

Sunday, November 4- Finals

STORIES TO WATCH

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will compete for the No. 1 ranking and the ATP
Masters 1000 title record as the Top 2 seeds at the Rolex Paris Masters. Whoever advances further
will be No. 1 in the ATP Rankings on 5 November. If Nadal and Djokovic lose in the same round,
the Spaniard will remain World No. 1. Nadal boasts 33 ATP Masters 1000 titles to Djokovic’s 32.

Indoors is Hard: Paris is one of three ATP Masters 1000 tournaments that Nadal has never won.
In fact, Nadal captured the only indoor hard-court title of his career as a 19-year-old at ATP Masters
1000 Madrid in October 2005. Nadal has played at 24 indoor hard-court events over the last 13
years without a championship, losing five finals beginning with the 2007 Rolex Paris Masters.

Advantage, Nole: Djokovic has won four of his 12 indoor hard-court titles in Paris. The Serbian
went 17-1 at the Rolex Paris Masters from 2013-16 before missing the 2017 event. Djokovic fell to
No. 22 in the ATP Rankings on 21 May. Should he pass Nadal, Djokovic would be the first player
since Marat Safin in 2000 to have been ranked outside the Top 20 then No. 1 in the same season.

Final Lap: The ATP Race to London ends in Paris with three spots remaining at the Nitto ATP
Finals. Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem are on pace to qualify. On the outside
looking in are Kei Nishikori and John Isner. Nadal, Djokovic, Roger Federer, Juan Martin del
Potro and Alexander Zverev have already booked their trips to The O2 from 11-18 November.

First Time for Everything: If Anderson, 32, qualifies for the Nitto ATP Finals, he will be the oldest
debutant since the tournament’s third edition in 1972. When he was last in London, Anderson beat
Federer and Isner in five sets to become the oldest first-time finalist at Wimbledon in the Open Era.

Cilic’s Chance: Cilic seeks his fourth Nitto ATP Finals appearance in the last five years. The Croat
has won an ATP World Tour title in each of the last 11 seasons and earned at least 35 wins in 10 of
11. Cilic ended Djokovic’s 122-week reign as No. 1 by beating him at the 2016 Rolex Paris Masters.

Dominant Thiem: Thiem leads the ATP World Tour by reaching the quarter-finals or better at 13
tournaments this season. The Austrian won three ATP World Tour 250 titles, advanced to his first
Grand Slam final at Roland Garros and appeared in his second ATP Masters 1000 final at Madrid.

The Outsiders: Should Isner, 33, qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals, he will trump Anderson as the
oldest debutant at the year-end championships since 1972. However, Isner is 10th in the ATP Race
to London after being passed by Nishikori during last week’s ATP World Tour 500 event in Vienna.

Cinderella Returns: Jack Sock was No. 24 in the ATP Race to London when he captured the
2017 Rolex Paris Masters title to secure a berth at the Nitto ATP Finals. Sock went on to reach the
semi-finals in London, but he’s just 7-20 in singles this season and outside the Top 150 of the race.

 

 

 

 

Who is Playing?

38 players have been given direct acceptance into the main draw of the Rolex Paris Masters 2018.

These include four Frenchmen who will be playing on home soil: Lucas Pouille, Richard Gasquet, Adrian Mannarino and Gilles Simon.

 

ATP Ranking*
1 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 1
2 Roger Federer (SUI) 2
3 Novak Djokovic (SER) 3
4 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 4
5 Alexander Zverev (ALL) 5
6 Marin Cilic (CRO) 6
7 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 7
8 Dominic Thiem (AUT) 8
9 Kevin Anderson (RSA) 9
10 John Isner (USA) 10
11 Kei Nishikori (JPN) 12
12 Fabio Fognini (ITA) 13
13 Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 14
14 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 15
15 Kyle Edmund (GBR) 16
16 Jack Sock (USA) 17
17 Borna Coric (CRO) 18
18 Lucas Pouille (FRA) 19
19 Milos Raonic (CAN) 20
20 Pablo Carreño-Busta (ESP) 21
21 Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 22
22 Hyeon Chung (KOR) 23
23 Karen Khachanov (RUS) 24
24 Richard Gasquet (FRA) 25
25 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 26
26 Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 28
27 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 29
28 Steve Johnson (USA) 30
29 Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 31
30 Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 32
31 Filip Krajinovic (SER) 33
32 Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 34
33 Daniil Medevedev (RUS) 35
34 Philipp Kohslchreiber (ALL) 36
35 John Millman (AUS) 37
36 Alex de Minaur (AUS) 38
37 Gilles Simon (FRA) 39
38 Frances Tiafoe (USA) 40

 

8 players have been given direct acceptance into the main draw, and they will be joined by six qualifiers, three wild cards and one special exempt.

 

 

Rolex Paris Masters 1000

This event is the ninth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and the final one for this season. The players in this event are attempting to secure the final spot on the Nitto ATP Finals as they participate at the Palais Omnisports in Bercy, France.

We will keep you up-to-date daily as the event approaches with the actual tournament being held October 29- November 4.

 

 

NEWS

 Rafael Nadal is planning to play in Paris, as his uncle Toni recently commented. Absent from the competitive arena since his right knee forced him to retire during his US Open semi-final, the man from Mallorca will be keen to defend his world No1 ranking in the city that has meant most to him in his career. A runner-up here in 2007, Nadal is gunning for one of the three Masters 1000 titles still to elude him.