The ATP Paris-Bercy announces a big change, after the 2023 disasters

The tournament director Cedric Pioline shares what will happen from 2024

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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The ATP Paris-Bercy announces a big change, after the 2023 disasters
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The organizers of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Paris Bercy have announced big changes ahead of the 2024 tournament edition. This followed the bitter controversy that engulfed the tournament board after it de facto forced the retirement of Jannik Sinner.

The tournament director Cedric Pioline talked about it, revealing that from next year the daytime session will be expanded and other situations of this kind will be absolutely avoided. The Sinner case is the latest to create havoc in Bercy.

What happened in Paris-bercy

The Italian tennis player played an excellent second half of the season, winning his first ATP Masters 1000 and made an exceptional contribution to Italy's Davis Cup victory, the second historic victory after a very long wait, which lasted 47 years.

Jannik Sinner's season finale was nothing short of extraordinary. Jannik arrives at the new season with the role of alternative, behind world No.1 Novak Djokovic. Sinner's numbers are sensational, especially in the last three months where he has beaten both the Top-10 and Top-5 several times, specifically Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic, defeated twice in the last three previous games.

One of the negative notes of this 2023 for Jannik Sinner is certainly the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy, but through no fault of his own. Jannik was the main protagonist of an outrageous story relating to the times of the Masters 1000 tournament in Paris-Bercy, a tournament that was in storm due to disorganization.

Challenge that ended after 2 am and Sinner who was the main tennis player to turn things around. Jannik had a match against Mackenzie McDonald after midnight and the challenge, a battle that lasted over two hours and which Jannik finished at 2.37 am.

What sparked the controversy was the calendar, given that the Italian had to play the next match at 5pm, a few hours after this nightmare night. Sinner did not participate and instead withdrew from the tournament, preferring to avoid risks and think about the rest of the season. The situation will chance then from the upcoming season.

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