As 2022 comes to a close, only a few season-ending tournaments remain, including the final Masters event of the year, the Paris Rolex Masters. With multiple big names in tennis participating, all eyes are currently set on the tournament. Join us as we guide you through all you need to know about the Paris Rolex Masters.
Rolex Paris Masters Tennis Tournament
The Paris Rolex Masters is an annual men’s hardcourt tournament held in France. It is in the Masters 1000 ATP category and the only indoor Masters tournament in the world. This year the event will hold its 50th edition at the Palais Omni sports de Paris-Bercy. As the name suggests the title sponsor for the event is Swiss watch designer and manufacturer- Rolex.
The link mentioned below will forward you to the official Rolex Paris Masters website.
|Venue||Palais Omni sports de Paris-Bercy|
|Tour category||ATP Masters 1000|
|Draw||56 Singles, 24 Doubles|
Paris masters 2022 champions
In singles championship, Demark star Holger Rune defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic. In finals Holger defeated Djokovic in final set (3-6, 6-3, 7-5). Djokovic who have won record 6 times Paris master championship. Holger picked his 1st career ATP 1000 level title. He also became a 1st player to beat 5 top 10 players in regular tour even.
In doubles championship, Neal Skupski of Great Britain and Wesley Koolhof of Netherlands wins Paris Open 2022 doubles championship. Winning pair defeated Austin Krajicek of USA and Ivan Dodig of Croatia in straight sets (7-6, 6-4). Winning pair previously wins Montreal Open and Madrid open this year and make it 3rd ATP 1000 this year.
Paris Masters History and Past Winners
The Paris Masters got its start in the ATP Tour in 1969, as the French Covered Court. The event was originally part of the Grand Prix Super Series of tournaments. Prior to the Masters category replacing the ATP Super 9, the event was also known as the Paris Open. The Masters along with the French Open have solidified France as one of the tennis capitals of the world.
By far the most famous of the Paris Masters champions has to be Novak Djokovic. He won a record 6 titles at the event, including his record 3–consecutive wins streak from 2013 to 2015. He is also the reigning champion but with the 2020 champion and 2021 runner-up Daniil Medvedev and new talent, Carlos Alcaraz’s participation, predictions as to who will snatch the title are very mixed. The reigning doubles champions Tim Putz and Michael Venus have also returned.
Paris Masters 2022 Prize Money and Points
This year a total financial commitment of €6,008,725 were made, of which €5,415,410 is the specified prize money. It is a substantial increase from the 2021 Paris Masters which had in total €3,084,450 allotted prize money. The prize money distribution given below is not official and may differ from the final distribution.
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||ATP Points|
|3rd Round||€72,865||—–||90 S|
|2nd Round||€39,070||€24,760||45 S, 90 D|
|1st Round||€31,650||€13,200||10 S, 0 D|
Paris Masters 2022 Dates
The tournament main draw held from October 31st to November 7th. Qualifying rounds conducted on the 29th and 30th.
Paris Masters Draws
The Paris Masters will have 56 singles and 24 doubles draws.
Paris Masters 2022 Schedule
|Dates||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|31st October||1st Round||1st Round|
|1st November||1st Round and 2nd Round||1st Round|
|2nd November||2nd Round||2nd Round|
|3rd November||3rd Round||2nd Round and Quarter Finals|
|4th November||Quarter Finals||Quarter Finals|
|5th November||Semi Finals||Semi Finals|
Keep in mind the schedule listed above may be subject to change.
Paris Masters 2022 Players List
The attending players list for the 2022 Paris Masters certainly doesn’t disappoint. Almost all of the top 45 players participated in the event. A few of the big names include Carlos Alcaraz, the current world no.1, 2 of the Big Three, Andy Murray, and even Stan Wawrinka. The reigning singles and doubles champions also be returned to defend their titles. With such a competitive cast, the Masters is bound to be a spectacle and tournament to remember.
Singles Top Seeds
|6||Novak Djokovic (runner-up 2022)||7|
|14||Pablo Carreno Busta||15|
Alexander Zverev who would have seeded 6th withdrew from the tournament due to his right ankle injury. Nick Kyrgios and Rielly Opelga also withdrew. In their place, Sebastian Korda, John Isner, and Andy Murray will participate in the competition.
|Roberto Bautista Agut||22|
|Alex de Minaur||23|
|Holger Rune (champion 2022)||27|
|Alejandro Davidovich Fokina||29|
|Botic van de Zandschulp||34|
Stan Wawrinka received protected entry into the main draw of the tournament. For the complete entry list, click the link mentioned below.
Doubles Top Seeds
|Seed||Players||ATP Ranking (Doubles)|
|1||Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury||1/2|
|2||Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski||3/4|
|3||Jean-Julien Rojer/Marcelo Arevalo||5/6|
|4||Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic||8/7|
|5||Micheal Venus/Tim Putz||9/10|
|6||Horacio Zeballos/Marcel Granollers||11/12|
|7||Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah||15 (tied)/15 (tied)|
|8||Harri Heliovaraa/Lloyd Glasspool||14/19|
The tickets for the Masters event are available on the Official website. Click the link down below to purchase tickets.
For more information regarding the day-night sessions and other options such as multi-pack and VIP Tickets, click the link mentioned below.
The event organizers have also released a spreadsheet detailing ticket prices and seating arrangements, the link to the document is added below.