The only Masters event in the Chinese region was awarded ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year in its first four years (2009-2012). In 2015, Novak defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-4 in the final.
Nole is going back to Paris where he was victorious four times. He toppled Andy Murray for the title last year (6-2, 6-4).
The prestigious year-end championships will be staged at The O2 Arena in London. Novak will attempt to win a record-tying sixth title. He successfully defended his crown last year with victory over Roger Federer in the final (6-3, 6-4).