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The words come from an authoritative voice: Cedric Pioline, Director of the ATP Rolex Paris Masters 2023, has expressed his thoughts on the future challenges that await this prestigious event if it wants to maintain its status on the calendar as one of the Masters 1000 tournaments. It is impossible not to notice how different events are increasing their hosting capacity, competition days, prize money, investments in infrastructure and much more, while the Paris tournament seems to be lagging behind. Since there are only two places available next to the Central, there is not enough spectator capacity for these events. “We have started to think intensively about the future of the tournament in order to respond to the new needs of the circuit. “We know that our Course 1 does not meet the standards of a Masters 1000,” he said, also addressing the controversy over late tee times because subcourses did not meet the requirements.
Vasek Pospisil He is one of the most critical players when it comes to improving the conditions of tennis players. The Canadian, who along with Djokovic promotes the PTPA and believes the ATP does not adequately protect the welfare of players, has joined the chorus of recent criticism over the scheduling of the 2023 ATP Rolex Paris Masters games sinner had to withdraw for a game scheduled for this Friday at 5 p.m. after playing late at night. “The ATP has never cared about tennis players. In 2018, I finished a three-hour game at 12:45 a.m. and my next game was scheduled for 1 p.m. I’m not kidding, they just told me it was within the rules. After four games I had a herniated disc, I had surgery and had to be out for nine months,” commented Pospisil.
But you haven’t won any Grand Slams yet Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev can boast of being two of the most consistent and consistent players on the ATP Tour. With Tsitsipas’ victory over Zverev at the 2023 ATP Rolex Paris Masters, the Greek tennis player joined an exclusive club that, until a few minutes ago, only counted Rublev as a member. Both are the only players to have achieved at least 50 wins in the last three seasons, a statistic that explains their constant presence in the world’s top 10. Rublev has 53 wins in 2021, 51 in 2022 and 55 wins already this season, while Tsitsipas, despite not being at his best in 2023, has reached 50 wins after reaching 55 wins overall in 2021 and 61 wins last year.
An exciting day awaits us this Friday at the 2023 WTA Finals, not only because of the six matches scheduled on the Central Court (the only one available), but also because the weather forecast calls for rain and interruptions for most of it of the day announced. After two double games Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina They can continue their game around 9:00 p.m. Italian time. The two singles matches that have already been planned follow and finally conclude with a final doubles match, which was canceled this evening. Will we be able to watch all the games or will there be new problems this time due to the bad weather?
Estadio Paradisus – 5:30 p.m
(4) Barbora Krejcikova / (4) Katerina Siniakova against (7) Gabriela Dabrowski / (7) Erin Routliffe
(5) Desirae Krawczyk / (5) Demi Schuurs against (8) Nicole Melichar-Martinez / (8) Ellen Perez
(1) Aryna Sabalenka against (4) Elena Rybakina
(3) Coco Gauff against (7) Marketa Vondrousova
(2) Iga Swiatek against (6) Ons Jabeur
(1) Coco Gauff / (1) Jessica Pegula against (6) Laura Siegemund / (6) Vera Zvonareva
Francesco Paolo Villarico