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The Paris Masters (in French commonly referred as Bercy) is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France. It is played indoors at the AccorHotels Arena (which was originally known as Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy and formerly known as Bercy Arena), in the neighborhood of Bercy. The event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.

Paris Masters
Rolex Paris Masters tournament logo.jpg
Tournament information
Founded1968; 51 years ago (1968)
Editions47 (2018)
LocationParis
France
VenueStade Pierre de Coubertin (1968–1982)
AccorHotels Arena (1986–)
CategoryMasters 1000
SurfaceCarpet - indoors
(1968–1970, 1980, 1986–2006)
Hard - indoors
(1972–1979, 1981–1982, since 2007)
Draw48S / 24Q / 24D
Prize money5,207,405 (2019)
Websiterolexparismasters.com
Current champions (2018)
Men's singlesRussia Karen Khachanov
Men's doublesSpain Marcel Granollers
United States Rajeev Ram

The tournament evolved from the French Covered Court Championships. In the open era it was held at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin until 1982.[1] In 1989 it was upgraded to become one of the premier nine tournaments of the Grand Prix Tour (Grand Prix Super Series), replacing the Tokyo Open. The event is usually the final tournament on the tour before the season-ending ATP Finals. Because of its sponsorship, the event was officially known from 2003 to 2016 as BNP Paribas Masters, and from 2017 as the Rolex Paris Masters. Prior to the Tennis Masters Series replacing the ATP Super 9 in 2000, the event was known as the Paris Open. It is also often referred to as the Paris Indoor event in reference to both the facts that the other tennis event held in Paris, the French Open is held outdoors, and that since 2009, it is the only Masters 1000 tournament which is played indoors. From 1970 until 1986 there had usually been three indoor events amongst the top nine tournaments (then called the Grand Prix Championship Series), with there being four indoor events plus the year-end Championships from 1978 to 1980. From 1987 until 2008 there were two indoor tournaments at the Masters level.

Nadal and Wawrinka in Bercy (2007)

The surface used to be one of the fastest courts in the world which rewarded bold attacking tennis, but since 2011 it has followed the general slow-down of most courts on the tour.[2]

Ilie Năstase, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are the only players to have ever won both Parisian tournaments (Bercy and the French Open). Federer won the French Open in 2009 and Bercy in 2011, Djokovic won Bercy in 2009 and the French Open in 2016 and Andre Agassi won both in 1999 like Ilie Năstase in 1973. In 2015, Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig won the doubles events at both tournaments.

To date, Novak Djokovic is the only player to successfully defend his title in Paris (2013–15).

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1968   Milan Holeček   Robert Carmichael 6–4, 10–8, 3–6, 6–3
1969   Tom Okker   Butch Buchholz 8–6, 6–2, 6–1
1970   Arthur Ashe   Marty Riessen 7–6, 6–4, 6–3
1971 Not held
1972   Stan Smith   Andrés Gimeno 6–2, 6–2, 7–5
1973   Ilie Năstase   Stan Smith 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
1974   Brian Gottfried   Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 5–7, 8–6, 6–0
1975   Tom Okker (2)   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1976   Eddie Dibbs   Jaime Fillol 5–7, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6
1977   Corrado Barazzutti   Brian Gottfried 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 3–6, 6–4
1978   Robert Lutz   Tom Gullikson 6–2, 6–2, 7–6
1979   Harold Solomon   Corrado Barazzutti 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
1980   Brian Gottfried (2)   Adriano Panatta 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 7–6
1981   Mark Vines   Pascal Portes 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
1982   Wojciech Fibak   Bill Scanlon 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
1983–85 Not held
1986   Boris Becker   Sergio Casal 6–4, 6–3, 7–6
1987   Tim Mayotte   Brad Gilbert 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–7, 6–3
1988   Amos Mansdorf   Brad Gilbert 6–3, 6–2, 6–3
1989   Boris Becker (2)   Stefan Edberg 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1990   Stefan Edberg   Boris Becker 3–3, retired
1991   Guy Forget   Pete Sampras 7–6(11–9), 4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
1992   Boris Becker (3)   Guy Forget 7–6(7–3), 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1993   Goran Ivanišević   Andriy Medvedev 6–4, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
1994   Andre Agassi   Marc Rosset 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
1995   Pete Sampras   Boris Becker 7–6(7–5), 6–4, 6–4
1996   Thomas Enqvist   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
1997   Pete Sampras (2)   Jonas Björkman 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
1998   Greg Rusedski   Pete Sampras 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
1999   Andre Agassi (2)   Marat Safin 7–6(7–1), 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
2000   Marat Safin   Mark Philippoussis 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(10–8)
2001   Sébastien Grosjean   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7–6(7–3), 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 6–4
2002   Marat Safin (2)   Lleyton Hewitt 7–6(7–4), 6–0, 6–4
2003   Tim Henman   Andrei Pavel 6–2, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–2)
2004   Marat Safin (3)   Radek Štěpánek 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
2005   Tomáš Berdych   Ivan Ljubičić 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4
2006   Nikolay Davydenko   Dominik Hrbatý 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
2007   David Nalbandian   Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–0
2008   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga   David Nalbandian 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
2009   Novak Djokovic   Gaël Monfils 6–2, 5–7, 7–6(7–3)
2010   Robin Söderling   Gaël Monfils 6–1, 7–6(7–1)
2011   Roger Federer   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
2012   David Ferrer   Jerzy Janowicz 6–4, 6–3
2013   Novak Djokovic (2)   David Ferrer 7–5, 7–5
2014   Novak Djokovic (3)   Milos Raonic 6–2, 6–3
2015   Novak Djokovic (4)   Andy Murray 6–2, 6–4
2016   Andy Murray   John Isner 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
2017   Jack Sock   Filip Krajinović 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
2018   Karen Khachanov   Novak Djokovic 7–5, 6–4

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1969   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
  Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
10–8, 6–4, 6–2
1970   Pancho Gonzales
  Ken Rosewall
  Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
6–4, 7–6, 7–6
1971 Not held
1972   Pierre Barthès
  François Jauffret
  Andrés Gimeno
  Juan Gisbert
6–7, 6–2, 6–3
1973   Juan Gisbert
  Ilie Năstase
  Arthur Ashe
  Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 6–4
1974   Patrice Dominguez
  François Jauffret (2)
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 6–4
1975   Wojtek Fibak
  Karl Meiler
  Ilie Năstase
  Tom Okker
6–3, 9–8
1976   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
1977   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Jeff Borowiak
  Roger Taylor
6–2, 6–0
1978   Bruce Manson
  Andrew Pattison
  Ion Ţiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–2
1979   Jean-Louis Haillet
  Gilles Moretton
  John Lloyd
  Tony Lloyd
7–6, 7–6
1980   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
  Brian Gottfried
  Raymond Moore
6–4, 6–4
1981   Ilie Năstase
  Yannick Noah
  Andrew Jarrett
  Jonathan Smith
6–4, 6–4
1982   Brian Gottfried (2)
  Bruce Manson (2)
  Jay Lapidus
  Richard Meyer
6–4, 6–2
1983–85 Not held
1986   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Mansour Bahrami
  Diego Pérez
6–3, 6–2
1987   Jakob Hlasek
  Claudio Mezzadri
  Scott Davis
  David Pate
7–6, 6–2
1988   Paul Annacone
  John Fitzgerald
  Jim Grabb
  Christo van Rensburg
6–2, 6–2
1989   John Fitzgerald (2)
  Anders Järryd
  Jakob Hlasek
  Eric Winogradsky
7–6, 6–4
1990   Scott Davis
  David Pate
  Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
7–6, 7–6
1991   John Fitzgerald (3)
  Anders Järryd (2)
  Kelly Jones
  Rick Leach
7–6, 6–4
1992   John McEnroe (2)
  Patrick McEnroe
  Patrick Galbraith
  Danie Visser
7–6, 6–3
1993   Byron Black
  Jonathan Stark
  Tom Nijssen
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
1994   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
  Byron Black
  Jonathan Stark
3–6, 7–6, 7–5
1995   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
  Jim Grabb
  Todd Martin
6–3, 7–6
1996   Jacco Eltingh (2)
  Paul Haarhuis (2)
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
1997   Jacco Eltingh (3)
  Paul Haarhuis (3)
  Rick Leach
  Jonathan Stark
6–2, 7–6
1998   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 7–6
1999   Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
  Paul Haarhuis
  Jared Palmer
6–1, 6–3
2000   Nicklas Kulti
  Max Mirnyi
  Paul Haarhuis
  Daniel Nestor
7–6(8–6), 7–5
2001   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2002   Nicolas Escudé
  Fabrice Santoro
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Cédric Pioline
6–3, 6–3
2003   Wayne Arthurs
  Paul Hanley
  Michaël Llodra
  Fabrice Santoro
6–3, 1–6, 6–3
2004   Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
  Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–4
2005   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
2006   Arnaud Clément
  Michaël Llodra
  Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–4), 6–2
2007   Bob Bryan (2)
  Mike Bryan (2)
  Daniel Nestor
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
2008   Jonas Björkman (2)
  Kevin Ullyett
  Jeff Coetzee
  Wesley Moodie
6–2, 6–2
2009   Daniel Nestor
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Marcel Granollers
  Tommy Robredo
6–3, 6–4
2010   Mahesh Bhupathi (2)
  Max Mirnyi (2)
  Mark Knowles
  Andy Ram
7–5, 7–5
2011   Rohan Bopanna
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
  Julien Benneteau
  Nicolas Mahut
6–2, 6–4
2012   Mahesh Bhupathi (3)
  Rohan Bopanna (2)
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
  Jean-Julien Rojer
7–6(8–6), 6–3
2013   Bob Bryan (3)
  Mike Bryan (3)
  Alexander Peya
  Bruno Soares
6–3, 6–3
2014   Bob Bryan (4)
  Mike Bryan (4)
  Marcin Matkowski
  Jürgen Melzer
7–6(7–5), 5–7, [10–6]
2015   Ivan Dodig
  Marcelo Melo
  Vasek Pospisil
  Jack Sock
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
2016   Henri Kontinen
  John Peers
  Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
2017   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo (2)
  Ivan Dodig
  Marcel Granollers
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [10–6]
2018   Marcel Granollers
  Rajeev Ram
  Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
6–4, 6–4

RecordsEdit

Note: Haarhuis reached these finals with three different partners.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McManus, Jim (2010). History of Tournaments: Professional Tennis Winners and Runner-ups. Pont Vedra Beach: MAC and Company Publishing. pp. 101–104. ISBN 9781450728331.
  2. ^ "Players debate court speed at Paris Masters". Tennis.com. 9 November 2011.

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