Novak Djokovic won the Parisian Masters after a week full of twists and turns. But, as is often the case, it's "Nole" who wins the end. Summary complete tournament.
Novak Djokovic has found his way back his best tennis at the best of times: in the final, against Grigor Dimitrov, the world number 1, showed no sign of success. no fault to win his 7th title Bercy (6-4, 6-3). However, he had a difficult week: he won the title. his eighth, his quarter and his semi-final in the third set, in very close matches against Tallon Griekspoor, Holger Rune and Andrey Rublev. But Upon arrival, it is he who brandishes “The Tree of Fanti”, the atypical bronze trophy of the Parisian Masters.
The Serb showed himself every time. more the strongest in the decisive moments of the last set, despite a public often pushing for its opponent. The "Djoker" played the perfect role of the villain who shatters, as expected, the dreams of exploit of his adversaries, even offering himself the luxury of connecting the public to the opportunity. He was a perfect success in his return to France. the competition, almost two months after his triumph at the US Open, where he recovered the throne of world number 1, and at the same time a week of the end-of-year Masters which he will approach as a favorite. Since his victory at Roland-Garros, "Nole" lost only one match, against Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final. He won the last three tournaments he played.
Dimitrov, on the crest of the wave
Grigor Dimitrov is an eternal ghost. As in 2019 où he reached the semi-final of the US Open after falling à 78th place in the world, as often since the start of his career, the Bulgarian returns to the highest level at the moment when you least expect it. By successively eliminating Lorenzo Musetti, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Bublik, Hubert Hukarcz and Stefanos Tsitsipas, the man once nicknamed "Baby Fed" has offered itself a prestigious course thanks to an impressive level of play.
He reached the final of the Masters 1000 at Paris-Bercy after a very successful Asian tour: semi-final at home. Chengdu, quarter-final at Beijing and semi-final at the Shanghai Masters 1000. But by falling face to face with Djokovic, he fails to win. new to win a tournament, something he has not achieved since his triumph at the end of the year Masters in 2017, when he was 3rd in the world. He nevertheless returned to the top 15 of the ATP rankings for the first time since 2018, and will have to ride on this very good end to the season. In 2024, it will be time to finally find stability, 32 years, to stay in this top 15 and avoid falling back into the trough of the wave.
Alcaraz stalls, the organization criticized
Carlos Alcaraz can't do it at the end of the season. Out in the semi-finals at the US Open then at Beijing, the Spaniard was then eliminated in the round of 16 at Shanghai and even earlier in this Bercy Masters: for his entry into the running in the second round, against the Russian Roman Safiullin. Not reassuring, as the end-of-year Masters is played next week. Another major failure of the week: the organization of the tournament. With only three courts and very close schedules, fatigue weighed too heavily on the team. about the tournament.
The world number 4, Jannik Sinner, even gave up. before his round of 16 by castigating the Parisian organization. The Italian was due to play on Thursday afternoon against Alex De Minaur, after finishing his match at home. 2:30 a.m. the day before in front of you Mackenzie McDonald. The tournament could also move from 2025 to 2025. La Défense Arena in Paris west of Paris to benefit from more spacious infrastructures, making the next edition the last to be held in Paris. Bercy.
The French assessment: can do better
The French were 15th on the starting line of this tournament. home, counting those who went through the qualifications. Result: no one left on Wednesday. Arthur Fils and Adrian Mannarino, the best tricolor cards, were taken into account. swept in two sets for their entry into the running. Richard Gasquet, Gaël Monfils and Luca Van Assche were beaten to the wire in the third set against superior opponents on paper: Tommy Paul, Francisco Cerundolo and Laslo Djere. Ugo Humbert is the only one having passed the milestone of the first round, and he delivered. a major match in the second round, pushing world number 9, Alexander Zverev, to his limits. But, at the end of the night, the Frenchman finally gave in, to the great dismay of the always effervescent Parisian public (6-4, 6-7, 7-6).
The fact remains that this defeat capped a starving French record: no player left qualifying out of 7 representatives, then 7 eliminated out of 8 players competing in the first round. The last survivor, Ugo Humbert, therefore went out in the second round. A disillusionment, undoubtedly, while some arrived in good shape at the end of the season. Even if French tennis regains a homogeneity exceptional in the top 100 in the world, the tricolors have not yet managed to achieve this goal. compete with the world's elite. So, as often: see you, hopefully, next season…
Tickets are available at sale on the official website of the Rolex Paris Masters. Most tickets are already sold. sold, but a ticket resale service has also opened on the official website of the Rolex Paris Masters.
The Rolex Paris Masters 2023 is broadcast on the channels of the Eurosport group, accessible in particular via the Canal + Sport subscription. The semi-finals and finals will be broadcast unencrypted on the C8 channel. From next year until 2026, France TV will broadcast unencrypted part of the matches from the Paris-Bercy Masters and also the Monte-Carlo Masters.
What date for the Paris – Bercy tournament in 2023?
The next edition of the Rolex Paris Masters takes place from October 28 to November 5, 2023. the Accor Arena in Bercy.
What is the schedule for the Paris Masters 1000 – Bercy 2023?
The first two days of the tournament are devoted to qualifying while the first round of the main draw begins on the morning of the third day. The Rolex Paris Master program:
Monday October 30 at from 11 a.m.: 1st Round (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
Monday October 30 at from 7:30 p.m.: 1st Round (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
Tuesday October 31 at from 11 a.m.: 1st Round/2nd Round (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
Tuesday October 31 at from 7:30 p.m.: 1st Round/2nd Round (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
Wednesday November 1st at from 11 a.m. : 2nd Round (Central Courts, 1 2)
Wednesday November 1st at from 7:30 p.m. : 2nd Round (Central Courts, 1 2)
Thursday, November 2 at from 11 a.m.: 1/8 finals (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
Thursday, November 2 at from 7:30 p.m.: 1/8 finals (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
Friday November 3 at from 2 p.m.: 1/4 finals (Central and 1 courts)
Friday, November 3 at from 7:30 p.m.: 1/4 finals (Central and 1 courts)
Saturday November 4 at from 11:30 a.m.: 1/2 finals (Central Court)
Sunday November 5 at from 12:30 p.m.: Finals (Central Court)