This is one of the sporting events tennis lovers would not miss! The Rolex Paris Masters, edition 2019, will take over the huge AccorHotels Arena from October 31to November 8, for 9 days of harsh competition.
Careful though... This year, because of the health context and the coronavirus crisis, the sporting event will take place behind closed doors. It is after the government announced new measures on Wednesday Ocober 28, 2020 that the organizers have made their decision public, as the public gauge was set to 1000 people when curfew was still own, two weeks prior to the French President's address.
"Ever since the start of the health crisis, the French Tennis Federation has worked in constant liaison with the French government to define the organisation options permitted by the prevailing situation. Consequently, the FFT has made the responsible decision to hold the Rolex Paris Masters tournament behind closed doors." the FFT said in a press release published on Thursday October 29, 2020.
For the record, Rolex Paris Masters is the last tournament of the season of the “cadors” of the world tennis since these meetings are the 9th and last opus of the ATIP Master Series… After Indian Wells, Miami, Monte-Carlo, Rome, Hamburg, Montreal, Cincinnati, Madrid, it is Paris’ turn to live to the same time as the balls exchanged!
Who will have the honor of walking the ground of AccorArena, this year? Several big champions of the little yellow ball are expected including Rafael Nadal, winner of the latest French Open. On the occasion, the Spanish player will try and win his 36th Masters 1000 title at the AccorArena. Note the board is extended to 56 players.
As for the program, daytime sessions from Monday November 2 to Thursday 5 will start at 11 a.m., and include four games. As for those from Friday November 6, they will start at 2 p.m. and include two quarters final. The program of the last weekend of the tournament remains unchanged. On Saturday November 7, the first semi-final will start at 2 p.m., while the second one will not be played before 4:30 p.m. The simple final is scheduled at 3 p.m. on Sunday November 8.
So, who will win this edition 2020? To find out, meet from October 31 to November 8 in front of your TV to follow live from Paris AccorHotels Arena!
Dates and Opening Time
From 31 October 2020 to 8 November 2020
8 Boulevard de Bercy
75012 Paris 12
Métro ligne 6 ou 14 station "Bercy"