Call it the BNP Paribas Masters, call it the Paris Masters or the Paris Indoor, call it loaded.
All of the Top 10 and 15 of the Top 16 players post this coming week for the Paris Masters, the final regular-season tournament on the ATP World Tour. Who will be hot going into the ATP Finals, where the Top 8 field is already set?
Here is the rundown:
Seeds: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, Kei Nishikori, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic, John Isner, Gilles Simon, Feliciano Lopez, David Goffin
Floaters: Benoit Paire, Gael “Force” Monfils, “Dr.” Ivo Karlovic, Guillermo “G-Lo” Garcia-Lopez, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco
Notes: All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes, but potential tough starts for (14) Simon in an all-French vs. the Paire-Monfils winner, (5) Berdych vs. Dr. Ivo, (7) Nadal vs. countryman G-Lo, (12) Cilic vs. Dimitrov, and (2) Murray starting against the Hot Sauce-Coric winner…
Did You Know? — Ilie Nastase, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer are the only players to win the Paris Masters and the French Open. And Paris Masters defending champ Novak Djokovic is the only player in the history of the tournament (since 1968) to win it back-to-back…
Quarterfinals could see Wawrinka vs. Nadal…
Wildcards went to France’s Nicolas Mahut, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Lucas “Everybody Outta the” Pouille…
Pulling from the tournament were Milos Raonic, who lost to Djokovic in last year’s final, and Tommy Robredo…
Former champions in the field are Djokovic (2014-13,’09), Ferrer (2012), Federer (2011), Tsonga (2008), and Berdych (2005).
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