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2017 Rolex Paris Masters: a social media review

Missing the tennis in Paris already? Check out some of our favourite moments from the last Masters 1000 tournament of 2017.

MONDAY

With six Frenchmen featuring in Monday’s Order of Play, local fans would have plenty to shout about at the Rolex Paris Masters.

Nicolas Mahut kicked off proceedings on Centre Court, taking out Vasek Pospisil in a closely fought three-setter.

He would later be joined in Round 2 by Richard Gasquet, who extended his head-to-head record against compatriot Benoit Paire to 5-0.

There were no smiles however, for Ryan Harrison, who went down to Peter Gojowczyk in straight sets.

Alexander Zverev would have to wait until Wednesday to kick off his campaign, although he was looking incredibly relaxed on the practice court…

…as was Rafael Nadal, who would need to win just one match in Paris to seal his place as year-end World No.1.


TUESDAY

Happy Halloween from Tennis TV!

Fernando Verdasco was frighteningly good on Tuesday against #NextGenATP star Andrey Rublev!

…as was Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who arguably stole the show with this amazing hotdog…

A thrilled Pablo Cuevas ended his run of 10 consecutive defeats.


WEDNESDAY

Wednesday saw all eyes turn towards Rafael Nadal. Could he seal his position as year-end World No.1?

1 hour and 48 minutes later…


Elsewhere, Diego Schwartzman was turning heads against John Isner…

..but it wasn’t quite enough to see him through, going down in an epic 7-6(2), 6-7(11), 6-3 contest.

We eagerly await the next rendition of ‘David v Goliath’…

Wednesday also saw the early exit of World No.4 Alexander Zverev. Check out this unusual exchange with umpire Carlos Bernardes…


THURSDAY

Thursday will be remembered as the day of hot shots. We’ll let the videos do the talking…

 

We also saw massive wins for veterans Fernando Verdasco and Julien Benneteau.

..and David Goffin seal the seventh qualification spot at the Nitto ATP Finals.


FRIDAY

Big serves, marathon matches, unfamiliar territory and injuries – Friday was nothing if not dramatic!

The first match of the day saw victory for John Isner, but heartbreak for Juan Martin del Potro, whose hopes of qualifying for the NItto ATP Finals in London were dashed.

Julien Benneteau would continue his magical run in Paris, overcoming yet another top 10 opponent in the form of Marin Cilic.

And qualifier Filip Krajinovic would also advanced to his maiden Masters 1000 semi-final, courtesy of the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal.


SATURDAY

Who would have predicted this semi-final line-up at the start of the week! John Isner, Filip Krajinovic, Jack Sock and Julien Benneteau…

With everything to play for, it was Krajinovic who struck first…

…causing shocking scenes in Bercy!

He would later be joined by Jack Sock, who ended Benneteau’s remarkable run.

Moments like this will surely help to cushion the blow…


SUNDAY

And so to the final of the 2017 Rolex Paris Masters. American Jack Sock triumphed in a closely fought final to take home his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title!

 

And with this win…

Next stop? The Nitto ATP Finals!