This Tuesday, the last four French people in the running had to save the results of this first round, after the eliminations of the first four yesterday. It started off badly. Benjamin Bonzi opened the day with a dry defeat against Serbian Dusan Lajovic (7-5, 6-3). Even more disappointing was the failure of Arthur Fils to enter the running. The young prodigy, 38th in the world at 19, faced the German Daniel Altmaier, an opponent within his reach on paper but who beat him with a clear score (6-2, 6-4) and at the end of a missed match for the Frenchman.
Monfils and Humbert last French chances
Six of the eight tricolors competing at Bercy have already been eliminated, and the other two have not yet played their first round. A sad result, after already disappointing qualifications, since none of the 7 French players entered managed to join the main draw. The last two French chances are Ugo Humbert and Gaël Monfils. Humbert, French number 2 and very fit at the end of the season, is favorite for his first round against qualifier Marcos Giron this afternoon, and has already won the first set (6-4). Finally, to close the first round, the public’s idol, Gaël Monfils, will have a major challenge against the Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo, 21st in the world.
Monday, four French defeats and two former leaders eliminated
It was already a dark day Monday for the French, for the opening of the Paris-Bercy Masters. The four tricolors entering the competition had lost. Richard Gasquet delivered a superb performance against Tommy Paul, seeded number 12, but ultimately lost in the tie-break of the third set after missing three match points (0-6, 6-2, 7- 6). Same taste of unfinished business for Luca Van Assche, who is almost half the age of his elder (19 years old compared to 37 for Gasquet): the young Frenchman ended up giving in at the end of the third round against the Serbian Laslo Djere, 36th in the world (6-7, 6-4, 6-4).
Alexandre Muller was beaten more sharply by Roman Safiullin (7-6, 6-3), like Adrian Mannarino, the French number 1 who committed too many unforced errors against Botic Van De Zandschulp, although less well ranked (6-4, 7-5). We will also note the eliminations of legends Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka in this first round, respectively against Alex De Minaur and Dominic Thiem.
At the end of the draw, we can already look forward to the potential quarter-finals. The Alcaraz part is tricky. Back after his injury, the Spaniard could quickly find Karen Khachanov. Then, the world number 2 could rub shoulders with Alexander Zverev or Stefanos Tsitsipas. Casper Ruud and Daniil Medvedev could meet in the quarter-finals. For Novak Djokovic, he could find Holger Rune, defending champion who beat him in the final last year, then Andrey Rublev or Jannik Sinner could face the Serb in the semi-final.
How to book your tickets for the Paris Masters 1000 – Bercy 2023?
Tickets are available for sale on the official Rolex Paris Masters website. Most tickets are already sold, but a ticket resale service has also opened on the official Rolex Paris Masters website.
Which channel to watch the Paris – Bercy Masters 1000?
The Rolex Paris Masters 2023 is broadcast on the Eurosport group channels, 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 of 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 is taking place from October 28 to November 5, 2023 at the Accor Arena in Bercy.
What is the schedule for the Paris – Bercy 2023 Masters 1000?
The first two days of the tournament are devoted to qualifications while the first round of the main draw begins on the morning of the third day. The Rolex Paris Master program:
- Monday October 30 from 11 a.m. : 1st Round (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
- Monday October 30 from 7:30 p.m. : 1st Round (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
- Tuesday October 31 from 11 a.m. : 1st Round / 2nd Round (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
- Tuesday October 31 from 7:30 p.m. : 1st Round / 2nd Round (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
- Wednesday November 1st from 11 a.m. : 2nd Round (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
- Wednesday November 1st from 7:30 p.m. : 2nd Round (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
- Thursday November 2 from 11 a.m. : 1/8 finals (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
- Thursday November 2 from 7:30 p.m. : 1/8 finals (Central Courts, 1 and 2)
- Friday November 3 from 2 p.m. : 1/4 finals (Central Courts and 1)
- Friday November 3 from 7:30 p.m. : 1/4 finals (Central Courts and 1)
- Saturday November 4 from 11:30 a.m. : 1/2 finals (Central Court)
- Sunday November 5 from 12:30 p.m. : Finals (Central Court)