Novak improved to a perfect 19-0 record at the China Open last year after he won a record fourth Beijing title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Rafael Nadal in the final.
In 2013, Novak won his second Shanghai Rolex Masters trophy, when he beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in the ATP 1000 event final.
Novak is going back to Paris where he won titles in 2009 and 2013. In the last year's final, he came back from a break down in both sets to beat David Ferrer 7-5, 7-5.
Last year Nole beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the season-ending event, becoming the seventh player who won the year-end championship at least three times.