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 Mischa Zverev and Hyeon Chung in the second round.
Our champ is joined by fourth seed Alexander Zverev in the top half of the draw, with second seed Roger Federer projected to face off against third seed Marin Cilic in the other semifinal.
Rafa’s potential route to the final:
- 1st round: Bye
- 2nd round: Mischa Zverev or Hyeon Chung
- 3rd round: Albert Ramos-Vinolas
- Quarter-final: Pablo Carreno Busta
- Semi-final: Alexander Zverev or Grigor Dimitrov
- Final: Roger Federer
- Rafael Nadal vs Pablo Carreno Busta
- Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov
- David Goffin vs Marin Cilic
- Dominic Thiem vs Roger Federer
UPDATE: Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Paris Masters to focus on the ATP World Tour finals in London. Rafa needs just one more win – either in Paris or at the season-ending ATP World Tour finals in London – to seal the No 1 spot.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!