ROLEX PARIS MASTERS. It’s over for Gilles Simon. Beaten by a too strong Auger Aliassime, the Frenchman officially retires.
He threw his last strength into battle. Gilles Simon officially retired this Thursday, November 3 after his defeat in the round of 16 of the Paris Bercy Masters 1000 against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, absolutely imperial. Aged 37 and on the professional circuit since 2002, Gilles Simon leaves with one of the finest records in French tennis with 14 titles, 1 Davis Cup and a 6th place as best ranking in 2009.
Among other results of the day, world number 1 Carlos Alcaraz was imperial against Bulgar Grigor Dimitrov to reach the quarter-finals of the Masters. Finalist at Roland Garros and at the US Open, Norway’s Casper Ruud fell to fiery Italian Musetti as American Tiafoe got the upper hand early in the day against Alex de Minaur, who fell earlier in the week by Daniil Medvedev.
What date for the Paris – Bercy tournament?
The 2023 edition of the Rolex Paris Masters will take place from October 29 and will end on November 6, 2022, the day of the final, at the Accord Arena.
Here are the details and the complete calendar of the Masters 1000 of Paris – Bercy:
- Thursday, November 3 from 11 a.m. :
- Lorenzo Musetti [ITA] -Casper Ruud [NOR/N.3]
- Carlos Alcaraz [ESP/N.1] -Grigor Dimitrov [BUL]
- Gilles Simon [FRA/WC] – Felix Auger-Aliassime [CAN/N.8]
- Novak Djokovic [SRB/N.6] – Karen Khachanov [RUS]
- Not before 12:30 p.m.
- Alex de Minaur [AUS] -Frances Tiafoe [USA/N.16]
- Holger Rune [DAN] – Andrey Rublev [RUS/N.7]
- Not before 7:30 p.m.
- Pablo Carreno Busta [ESP/N.14] -Tommy Paul [USA]
- Not before 8:30 p.m.
- Stefanos Tsitsipas [GRE/N.5] -Corentin Moutet [FRA/Q]
- Friday, November 4 from 2 p.m. : 1/4 finals (Central Courts and 1)
- Friday, November 4 from 7:30 p.m. : 1/4 finals (Central Courts and 1)
- Saturday November 5 from 11:30 a.m. : 1/2 finals (Central Court)
- Sunday November 6 from 12 p.m. : Finals (Center Court)
Tournament access and ticket sales are available. To be able to obtain tickets and attend the Paris-Bercy tournament, it happens on the official site.