Day two of the Paris Masters 2022 features defending champion Novak Djokovic, world No. 3 Casper Ruud as well as the British duo of Dan Evans and Jack Draper.
In what had been a chaotic yearDjokovic will play in just his fourth ATP Masters 1000 event of the year and his first since winning the Italian Open in May.
However, the 21-time Grand Slam winner is in good form as he is currently on a 16-match unbeaten run in singles tournaments as he looks to win his fourth title in a row following his successes at Wimbledon, Tel Aviv Open and Astana Open .
“I feel good in this tournament,” he said before the opening. “As you mentioned, [I’ve had] lots of success. [It] always helps to come into the tournament confident and with some good memories, good feelings on the court. [The] the last times I’ve played here, I’ve won both tournaments…Hopefully I can continue that run.”
That opener will be against American Maxime Cressey, who defeated Diego Schwartzman in the first round, in what will be their first ever meeting.
Also in quarter three of the bottom half, third seed Ruud meets French wildcard Richard Gasquet, who beat Alex Molcan on Monday.
Ruud has struggled since finishing runner-up to Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open when he lost in the quarter-finals at the Korea Open and exited in the first round in Japan and Basel.
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British No. 2 Evans will be among the first players in action on Tuesday when he takes on Brandon Nakashima in the first match on Court 2, with the winner facing fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
In quarter one of the upper half of the draw, Holger Rune meets Stan Wawrinka in what should be an exciting clash, as the Dane is one of the form players on the ATP tour after winning the Stockholm Open and finishing second in the Swiss Indoors. .
Meanwhile in quarter two, British No. 3 Draper faces French wildcard Arthur Rinderknech, who reached the quarter-finals in Basel last week. Frances Tiafoe awaits the winner of the Draper-Rinderknech fight.
Scheduled start times for the major matches at the Paris Masters
Dan Evans vs Brandon Nakashima – 10:00 GMT
John Isner vs Andrey Rublev – 10:00 GMT
Arthur Rinderknech vs Jack Draper – 11:30 GMT (Follows the Isner-Rublev match on Center Court)
Novak Djokovic vs Maxime Cressey – 14:30 GMT (4th match on Center Court)
Richard Gasquet vs Casper Ruud – Not before 19:30 (First night match on Center Court)
Holger Rune vs Stan Wawrinka – Not before 19:30 (First night match on Court 1)
How to watch the Paris Masters
Those in the UK and Ireland can catch the Paris Masters on Amazon Prime Video. Don’t forget that new customers can sign up for £8.99 a month and are eligible for a free 30-day trial.
Tennis Channel has the rights to all ATP tournaments in the US with a TSN covering Canada and ESPN being the top channel in Latin America. beIN Sports broadcasts ATP events in Australia, the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia.
Other broadcasters include Eurosport (France and several other European countries), Canal+ (France), Sportcast (Italy), Sky Deutschland (Germany), SuperSport (South Africa), Telefonica (Spain) and WOWOW (Japan).
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