2023 Paris Masters ATP Entry List - Djokovic, Alcaraz, Medvedev & more

2023 Paris Masters ATP Entry List - Djokovic, Alcaraz, Medvedev & more

by Nurein Ahmed

The 2023 Paris Masters is the ninth and the last ATP 1000 on the tennis calendar, and this year's entry lists feature a fabulous lineup of world-class names.

Held traditionally in the first week of November, this year's tournament will run from October 30th till November 5th at the Palais Omnisports. The event is held on an indoor hard court and represents the last chance for the ATP's established band to claim silver before the ATP Finals.

A lot is at stake at this year's tournament. Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz will continue their long battle for the year-end No. 1 ranking in this year's race which will most likely go down to the wire. The race to Turin could be decided in the French capital too for those players jostling for the last remaining slots in the eight-man tournament at the season-ending finale.

Djokovic leads this year's entry list after reclaiming the World No. 1 ranking en route to his 24th Grand Slam win at the US Open. It will be his first outing since steering Serbia to the Davis Cup Final 8 in September. Second-seed Alcaraz and third-seeded Daniil Medvedev have been hard-court stalwarts on hard courts in 2023.

The Serbian has won four titles in Paris-Bercy, which is more than any other player. But the ATP's roster is at full strength and will be expected to challenge Djokovic who could have rust-related issues during the week. Outside the usual suspects (Alcaraz and Medvedev), the likes of Jannik Sinner, Holger Rune, and Alexander Zverev have an impressive pedigree in these conditions and can cause an upset or two.

Rune is the tournament's defending champion having defeated Djokovic in last year's tournament, and he'll be buoyed by that result when he returns to Paris. Players like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, Taylor Fritz, and Alex de Minaur are all seeking to qualify for the ATP Finals.

Among the Top 16 seeds in this event is 2018 champion Karen Khachanov who recently broke his duck by winning the Zhuhai title. Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime will look to finish the season on a flourish to avoid tumbling down the ATP rankings.

There will be a debut appearance for 20-year-old Ben Shelton. Long-term absentee Pablo Carreno Busta has signed up for the event with a protected ranking. Four players will join the main draw as wild cards, while seven more names will enter via the qualifying route.

2023 Paris Masters ATP Entry List:

Seed Name Current Ranking Entry Ranking
1 Novak Djokovic 1 1
2 Carlos Alcaraz 2 2
3 Daniil Medvedev 3 3
4 Jannik Sinner 4 4
5 Holger Rune 5 5
6 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6 6
7 Andrey Rublev 7 7
8 Taylor Fritz 8 8
9 Casper Ruud 9 9
10 Alexander Zverev 10 10
11 Alex de Minaur 11 11
12 Tommy Paul 12 12
13 Frances Tiafoe 13 13
14 Karen Khachanov 14 14
15 Felix Auger-Aliassime 15 15
16 Cameron Norrie 16 16
Hubert Hurkacz 17 17
Lorenzo Musetti 18 18
Grigor Dimitrov 19 19
Ben Shelton 20 20
Francisco Cerundolo 21 21
Nicolas Jarry 22 22
Adrian Mannarino 23 23
Tallon Griekspoor 24 24
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 25 25
Sebastian Korda 26 26
Jan-Lennard Struff 27 27
Borna Coric 28 28
Sebastian Baez 29 29
Jiri Lehecka 30 30
Tomas Martin Etcheverry 31 31
Christopher Eubanks 32 32
Daniel Evans 33 33
Ugo Humbert 34 34
Alexander Bublik 35 35
Laslo Djere 36 36
Denis Shapovalov 37 37
Mackenzie McDonald 38 38
Andy Murray 39 39
Roberto Bautista Agut 40 40
Max Purcell 41 41
Matteo Arnaldi 42 42
Gael Monfils 141 35 (PR)
Pablo Carreno Busta 195 18 (PR)


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