ATP Paris Masters to be played behind closed doors

PARIS, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Paris Masters ATP tournament will kick off next week as scheduled but go on behind closed doors, organizers confirmed on Thursday.

"The Paris Masters, which will be played at the Accord Arena from October 31 to November 8, will be closed to the public," read the statement from the French Tennis Federation (FFT).

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who won a 13th French Open at Roland Garros just over two weeks ago, is the top seed at the tournament, which carries a total prize of 4.3 million euros (5 million US dollars).

Defending champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic quit the tournament, choosing instead to play in ATP Vienna, giving Nadal an opportunity to equal the Serbian's record of 36 Masters victories.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In World

Lebanese crisis deepens Syrian refugee misery
Russia orders U.S. rights worker to leave on national security grounds - spokeswoman
EU regulators talking to UK about Pfizer vaccine, WHO expert says
How COVID upended life as we knew it in a matter of weeks
WHO looks at possible 'e-vaccination certificates' for travel
Promise of COVID vaccines is 'phenomenal', WHO says
Trump running out of time to solidify immigration agenda after U.S. election loss
Factbox: Trump reshaped U.S. immigration system, Biden wants to reverse course
Germany is victim of early COVID-19 success, RKI chief says
Explainer: Could Trump preemptively pardon his family or even himself?

Stories You'll Enjoy