Rolex Paris Masters 1000 Betting Odds, History and Past Winners



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When you talk about Paris, the Eiffel tower and other architectural wonders of the world come to your mind. And when you talk about Tennis in Paris, the first image that appears on the canvas of your mind is of the French Open's outdoor toils on the clay courts. However, what many people don't know is that there is another prestigious, highly competitive, and much-anticipated Tennis competition takes place in Paris. It is the Paris Masters 1000 tournament that's played at the AccorHotels Arena, Paris.


Novak Djokovic playing on the green indoor hard court.  Rolex Paris Masters 1000 tennis tournament.Status of the Rolex Paris Masters:

The Rolex Paris Masters tournament is the last stop on the ATP tour and is a masters-level tournament featuring all the top tennis players for a showdown. One distinctive feature of the tournament is that it is played Indoors on hard courts. This makes it the only Masters 1000 tournament to be played indoors. Some people also call it the Paris Indoors Open, thus highlighting the contrast that the French Open is played outdoors.


History:

The tournament started as the French Covered Court Championships in 1969 and was held at Stade Pierre de Coubertin before moving to the Accor Hotels Arena in 1986. In 1989, the upgradation made it one of the major stops on the Grand Prix Tour.


Naming:

Since 2017, the Paris Masters Tournament has been named as the Rolex Paris Masters, with Rolex having its title Sponsorship Rights. Prior to that, it was named BNP Paribas Masters between 2003 and 2016.


The specialty of the Courts:

During the first two additions, the tournament was played on Carpet Surfaces. However, in 1972, it adopted the more conventional Hard Court Services. Again, in 1986, the tournament was switched to Carpet Surfaces before reverting to hard courts in 2007.

During those days, it was considered among the fastest surfaces on the ATP tour. This paved the way for bold attacking tennis, but since 2011, it has gradually slowed down to a more normal conventional pace of a hard court.


Past Champions and Records:

If there is one person who has absolutely owned this tournament, it is Novak Djokovic, who has won it a record 6 times. His first title came in 2009, while his latest came last year, which makes him the defending champion for the 2022 Rolex Paris Masters. He also completed a Hattrick of titles between 2013 and 2015. He also holds the record for winning most matches at the Paris Masters with 41 victories in 49 matches. This involved a long winning streak of 17 victories between 2013 and 2016.

Other big names on the Honours Board include the all-time great Roger Federer(2011), Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Andy Murray, and Daniil Medvedev. Ilie Nastase, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic are the only players in the world to have won both Paris Masters and the French Open.

In the doubles category, the duo of Bryan Brothers (Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan) has won it the most times. They won four titles between 2005 and 2014.


Prize Money:

The Prize money for the upcoming 2022 Paris Masters 1000 is slotted to be a stunning Five and a Half Million Euros. Let's see who bags it in the coming months.


The 2022 Rolex Paris Masters 1000:

The 2022 edition of the Rolex Paris Masters will be the 50th edition in the tournament's history. It will begin on the 29th of October, while the final is scheduled to be played on the 6th of November, 2022. The finalists from last year's event, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev will turn up for the event, as will the players like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz, and Jannik Sinner.

Tournament Details:

Total Prize Money: €5,500,000
Surface: Hard court
Country: France