Singles draw has been made for the 2018 Rolex Paris Masters on Friday.
The ninth and final ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the season is taking place in Paris from October 29 to November 4.
Sixteen seeds (1-16) get BYE in the first round. Four-time former titlist Novak Djokovic is no.2 seed and will open his quest for a fifth crown at the Palais Omnisports in Bercy in the second round against Portuguese qualifier Joao Sousa (H2H 5-0) who beat Marco Cecchinato (ITA) in straight sets.
Novak’s possible opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 14)
Quarter-finals: Marin Cilic (CRO, 5), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 9)
Semi-finals: Roger Federer (SUI, 3), Kevin Anderson (RSA, 7), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 10)
Finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 1), Alexander Zverev (GER, 4), Dominic Thiem (AUT, 6), John Isner (USA, 8)…
It will be Novak’s 13th appearance at the Paris Masters. The 31-year-old Belgrade native won the event in 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He missed it last year due to elbow injury.