Paris Masters Draw: Rafael Nadal pushes to secure year end No. 1

The BNP Paribas Masters Paris draw is out, and Rafael Nadal has a bye in the first round. The World No. 1  is seeded first at the tournament. He will play the winner of the match between Marcel Granollers and Dmitry Tursunov in the second round. In his quarter are Jerzy Janowicz, Ernests Gulbis, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet.

In Rafa’s half are David Ferrer, Milos Raonic, Gilles Simon, and Tomas Berdych. In the opposite half, Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrika are drawn in the same quarter. Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro are drawn in the other quarter.

This tournament is especially important this year because it will determine who gets to claim the 3 remaining berths to the World Tour Finals, and it could also seal the deal for Rafa securing the year end No. 1 ranking. Paris has always been great to Rafa this summer. Here’s hoping that Rafa will celebrate another championship victory there this year.

Good luck, Rafa! Vamos!


  1. Rafa is the player who puts you in suspense when playing and I believe in him! If he wins I’m happy I missed him so much on court and can’t wait to see him play in Paris! Good luck Rafa

    • I agree completley. I would love to see him play Novak in this tournament and win. Novak is a tremendous athlete and I respect him as such but I think he needed Rafa to humble him a bit! 🙂 Im so proud of Rafa and the comeback he has made. It proves all the more why the world loves Rafa. “COME ON RAFE, WIN PARIS!!”

  2. Nadal’s path to the finals sure looks good since Novak and DelPotro are in the other half. If Rafa plays like Rafa can play I can’t see him losing before the finals. I would think that would go a long way to securing #1.

  3. Rafa, your chance for winning the #1 race is higher than Novak. But I’d like you win it with another victory against him. It’ll be very sweet if you do it. And we all know how hard it is to win in an indoor hard court tournament against Novak. All the best Rafa. Put all you have in please for two weeks. VAMOS!

  4. Good luck for next week Rafa. I shall be cheering you on from South Africa in front of my TV! 😉

  5. Please Rafa, win in Paris so we will know NEXT w.end that u are retaining your #ONE spot! I cant stand all this stress anymore 😉 ! VAAAMOOOSSS RAAAFAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Yes, can someone tell us how the points shake out? What round does Rafa have to reach and Djoke to retain #1????

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