Singles draw has been made for the 2021 Rolex Paris Masters on Saturday.

Seven weeks after runner-up finish in the US Open final, world no.1 Novak Djokovic returns to action in Bercy.

The final ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the season is taking place in Paris from November 1 to November 7. Eight seeds (1-8) get BYE in the first round.

Record five-time former champion Novak is no.1 seed and will open his quest for a sixth title in the second round against world no.40 Marton Fucsovics (H2H 3-0) on Tuesday. The Hungarian defeated Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-1, 6-7, 7-6.

Novak’s possible rivals in the later stages of the competition are:

3rd round: Gael Monfils (FRA, 15), Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
Quarter-finals: Andrey Rublev (RUS, 5), Cameron Norrie (GBR, 10)
Semi-finals: Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 3), Hubert Hurkacz (POL, 7), Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 9)

Finals: Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 2), Alexander Zverev (GER, 4), Casper Ruud (NOR, 6), Jannik Sinner (ITA, 8), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 16)

It will be Novak’s 15th appearance at the Paris Masters. The 34-year-old Serbian star won the event in 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2019. Last year he did not take part.

Djokovic also signed up for doubles duty in the capital of France. He teamed up with countryman Filip Krajinovic to beat Australians Alex De Minaur and Luke Saville 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 in the first round. For a place in the quarter-finals, the Serbian duo will challenge no.6 seeds John Peers (AUS) and Filip Polasek (SVK).

You can download Nole 2021 November desktop calendar here.

Photos: Profimedia, Corinne Dubreuil/ATP Tour

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