There will also be Gianluca Mager and Lorenzo Musetti in the main draw of the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy, at the start on Monday, together with fellow countrymen Lorenzo Sonego, Fabio Fognini and Jannik Sinner, with the South Tyrolean looking for key points for the ATP Finals (he gave up, instead, Matteo Berrettini, already sure of his place in Turin). The Sanremo tennis player, n. 68 in the ranking, he defeated the Japanese Nishioka 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, while the 19-year-old Tuscan (No. 67 ATP) – despite the 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 knockout suffered by the French Hugo Gaston (b.107) – was fished out as ‘lucky loser’. Nothing to do for Andreas Seppi, who had to surrender 6-2, 6-1 to the Swedish Mikael Ymer (n.101 in the world). The Rolex Paris Masters – which will close on Sunday 7 November – will be proposed live on Sky and streaming on NOW and the reference channel will be Sky Sport Tennis.
Paris-Bercy: Djokovic returns to the field
Despite some important absences, the elite of world tennis will be present on the hard courts of Bercy, in a tournament that – in fact – could be fundamental in determining the last places for the Nitto ATP Finals of the Piedmontese capital in mid-November, even if before Turin. 250 in Stockholm is scheduled. Among the tennis greats who will ennoble Paris there will be the Serbian and number one in the world Novak Djokovic, who returns to play after almost two months of absence, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, German Alexander Zverev, the other Russian Andrey Rublev, the Norwegian Casper Ruud, the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, the British Cameron Norrie, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and the Scotsman Andy Murray, thanks to a wild card.
The matches of the Italians: we start with Fognini
Sinner, from Monday n.9 in the world and eighth seeded, will enter the scene in the second round. In the French capital, the 20-year-old from Sesto Pusteria will face the winner between the French Pierre-Hugues Herbert, # 103 ATP, competing with a wild card, and the 18-year-old Alcaraz (climbed to # 35), semifinalist in Vienna, where he eliminated Berrettini. Fognini will debut on Monday against the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics: the 34-year-old from Arma di Taggia is 3-1 ahead in the previous balance. The winner of this challenge will be Djokovic’s second-round opponent. Also on Monday, Musetti will be expected by the Serbian Laslo Djere. Tuesday, Sonego in the first round he will face the American Taylor Fritz, already in the semifinals in Indian Wells and beaten on Sunday in the final in St. Petersburg by Cilic. The Californian leads 3-2 in the background. And again on Tuesday, it will be the turn of Thin: there is the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.
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