Publié le 04 novembre 2021


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The world’s leading male tennis players will contest the prestigious Rolex Paris Masters from 30 October–7 November 2021. The highly anticipated ATP Masters 1000 event provides the last opportunity for players to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin.

Rolex’s relationship with the esteemed indoor tournament started in 2007 when the brand became the Official Timekeeper. A decade later, the Swiss watchmaker cemented its long-term commitment by becoming Title Sponsor. Staged on the banks of the River Seine, the Accor Arena has hosted the event since 1986. The moderate-paced hard courts and distinctive stadium design help generate an electric atmosphere for fans and players alike.

Rolex’s presence at the heart of tennis began more than 40 years ago when it became the Official Timekeeper of The Championships, Wimbledon, the sport’s oldest and most revered tournament. Since then, the brand has fostered enduring bonds with the game, becoming Official Timekeeper of all four Grand Slam® tournaments, as well as creating partnerships with the foremost players and top level tournaments.


Rolex Testimonees have enjoyed great success in the French capital since the relationship with the tournament began. In 2008, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga delighted the home crowd by lifting the trophy. Three years later, Roger Federer tasted victory on the Seine for the 18th of his 28 career ATP Masters 1000 titles. Most recently, an unseeded Karen Khachanov defied the odds at the 2018 edition to claim his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title. The Russian displayed impressive skill and tenacity, dropping only one set en route to victory.
World No. 4 and last year’s finalist Alexander Zverev will be looking to go one step further on his 2020 performance and claim his first Rolex Paris Masters crown. The Olympic singles gold medallist has had an outstanding year, recently reaching the semi-finals at the US Open, and winning ATP Masters 1000 events in Madrid and Cincinnati. His relentless style of play and formidable form will embolden him heading into the tournament.
Joining the in-form German is World No. 3 Stéfanos Tsitsipás, who will be looking to add a second ATP Masters 1000 win of the year, having captured the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters in April before reaching the Roland-Garros final two months later. The Greek has already secured his place in the Nitto ATP Finals, while rising Italian star Jannik Sinner will also want to make his mark in Paris, as he looks to secure crucial points in the lead-up to the season-ending finale in his home country.

Source: Communiqué de presse Rolex