Paris Masters tournament director Guy Forget is delighted to have Novak Djokovic playing at Bercy this year. Djokovic, 34, indicated he could skip the rest of 2022 after losing the US Open final.to Daniil Medvedev. However, Djokovic decided to continue his season and he is set to return to action in Paris.
"Of course we are delighted to have Novak with us. I think his choice is also linked to the fact that he will go to the Nitto ATP Finals, and to the Davis Cup Finals. To perform there, he needs preparation, to re-adjust, to find the target.
Besides, regarding Novak, I find that the sympathy for him is changing. It happened especially in my time with Jimmy Connors but for the American it had come to the end of his career and he was not at Nole's level. Novak is world number 1, he has won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, what he has achieved this year is amazing," Forget said, per We Love Tennis.
Djokovic hopes to find some rhythm in Paris
After Paris, Djokovic is set to play at the Nitto ATP Finals and Davis Cup Finals. "For now I'm planning to play Paris, the Nitto ATP Finals and Davis Cup Finals. That's my schedule for the rest of the season.
I should stay in Belgrade until the end of the week, then the week before Paris I will leave Serbia so I could fully commit to trainings and preparation. For now, I will for sure stay in Belgrade until the end of the week because my kids go to school here and Stefan has a birthday in a few weeks, so we are planning to celebrate it with the family," Djokovic recently told Serbian daily newspaper Blic.
It remains to be seen if Djokovic can capture his sixth Paris crown next week. Djokovic last played at the Paris Masters in 2019, when he beat Denis Shapovalov in the final.