Singles draw was made for the 2014 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Friday.
The ninth and final ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event of the season is taking place at the Palais Omnisports in Bercy from October 27 to November 2.
Sixteen seeds (1-16) got BYE in the first round. Novak is seeded no.1 and will open his campaign against German Philipp Kohlschreiber (5-1 H2H record) on Tuesday.
Nole’s possible rivals in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: John Isner (USA, 13), Gael Monfils (FRA)
Quarter-finals: Andy Murray (GBR, 8), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 9)
Semi-finals: David Ferrer (ESP, 4), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 6), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA, 10), Gilles Simon (FRA, 15)
Roger Federer (SUI, 2), Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI, 3), Tomas Berdych (CZE, 5), Milos Raonic (CAN, 7) … are in the bottom half of the draw.
It will be Novak’s tenth appearance at the Paris Masters, and his first tournament since becoming a father of a baby boy named Stefan.
The 27-year-old Belgrade native won the event 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.
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