Decisive for the finals, Paris collects the maximum number of entries

Nadal should return to Paris and have a chance to fight for number 1 in the rankings

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Paris, France) – With three places still open for the ATP Finals, the traditional Paris Masters 1000 will once again be decisive for the list of participants in the last tournament of the men’s season and this is why the tournament played at the Palace de Bercy received the registration of all the current top 50 in the rankings.

For the moment, the top 43 and the Swiss Stan Wawrinka, entered with the protected classification, are assured in the main draw. Thus, they should wait for packages or dispute the names of qualifiers like John Isner and Andy Murray. The French Adrian Mannarino, Arthur Rinderknech and Constant Lestienne are three candidates for invitations from the organizers.

The Paris Masters can also see a direct duel between Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal for the top of the standings. At the moment, Alcaraz’s advantage in terms of points added for the season is 650, which can be increased with a good campaign at the Basel 500. So far, Rafa has only announced Paris on its schedule. .

The main contenders for the remaining places in the final are the Russians Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the Pole Hubert Hurkacz, the American Taylor Fritz, the Italian Jannik Sinner, the Spaniard Pablo Carreño and the Italian Matteo Berrettini. . . Although registered, the presence of the German Alexander Zverev remains uncertain since the serious injury at Roland Garros.

With six titles at Bercy, Djokovic is also the defending champion, beating Medvedev in the final last year. The Russian in turn won in 2020.

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