Rolex Paris Masters is the last one from ATP’s series 1000 before the Masters Finals. We often see players here coming to chase the spot for the season’s finale, and that is what gives an additional thrill to this big tournament. Unfortunately, we will not see world No.1, Novak Djokovic, who decided to opt-out because he doesn’t have to win any points until the end of the year to stay in that top spot in the rankings.
Djokovic, who lost in Vienna this Friday against Lorenzo Sonego, is the reigning champion after winning Bercy for the fifth time last year. Now, the Serb has enough points ahead of Rafael Nadal to finish the calendar year as the top-ranked player without even playing a single game.
Now, that leaves the door open for Rafael Nadal, who loves to play in Paris. Despite the fact that the Spaniard plays impeccable on a different surface, his affection for the City of Light is already known around the tour.
The Bull from Manacor comes here after winning his 13 French Open less than a month ago but is also willing to raise his form before the ATP Masters Finals and see where he stands compared to all other guys.
Nadal’s biggest rival here will be Dominic Thiem, whose adventure at the French Open didn’t end as he expected. This is the perfect opportunity for bouncing back and erase another failure, a more recent one.
Thiem was trashed in the quarterfinals of Vienna Open, as he lost to Andrey Rublev, 7-6, 6-2, and that comes as a massive disappointment for the Austrian, who is not only the local favorite and plays in his own backyard but was a defending champion.
Alexander Zverev has back-to-back triumphs in Cologne and is very motivated to prove his worth here, as German didn’t fulfill his plans since the start of this pretty unusual year.
The above-mentioned Rublev is the guy to watch. The Russian has the most ATP titles in 2020, four, the same as Djokovic, and his rise was a bit unnoticed. The 23-year old took trophies in Doha, Adelaide, Hamburg, and St.Petersburg. Now that needs to be respected and acknowledged.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev will look for their chance too. Both these guys know how to play on this surface, and they are extremely lethal if they get into the rhythm.
The last champion was Novak Djokovic, who beat Denis Shapovalov in the finals with 2-0. The Serb is the most successful player at Bercy with five titles in six finals, the only one lost in 2018 against Karen Khachanov.
For us, Nadal’s win here would be a major surprise. If you ask why, we’ll just tell you that Spaniard’s best result in Bercy was reaching the finals in his first-ever appearance. Now, that was a long time ago. His game on hard surfaces is on the decline, and even though we respect one of the GOATs, we can’t back up his victory.
Right now, two of the biggest favorites for snatching this trophy are Rublev and Zverev. They don’t oscillate and are in the best shape, unlike all of their other rivals.
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