At least eight French people will participate in the final draw for the Masters 1000, which will start on Monday, October 30 in Bercy, Paris. The Federation (FFT) indeed chose to give Wild cards to the “old” Richard Gasquet (69th in the world) and three members of the new generation: Luca Van Assche (63rd), Benjamin Bonzi (87th) and Alexandre Muller (84th). For the 37-year-old Gasquet, this will be his 16th participation in the Masters 1000 in Paris Bercy. His best result was the semi-final in 2007.
They therefore join four other Frenchmen with direct admission to the final table: Adrian Mannarino (24th), Ugo Humbert (28th), Arthur Fils (38th) and Gaël Monfils (89th), who benefited from the packages of Borna Coric and Denis Shapovalov. ). By winning in Stockholm on Sunday, the 12th tournament of his career, Monfils activated his protected ranking for the last time (35th) to qualify directly for the Master 1000 tournament in Paris Bercy.
Grégoire Barrere (71st) and Arthur Rinderknech (82nd) failed and will therefore have to pass the qualifiers, which start on Saturday. They will be joined by Hugo Gaston (92nd) and Arthur Cazaux (126th), Térence Atmane (137th) and Giovanni Mpetshi-Perricard (194th), who also received invitations to participate in these qualifiers. If Gaston set the Accor Arena on fire by reaching the quarter-finals in 2021, the other three did not participate in this tournament at all.