Roger Federer commits to an ATP Event, but could skip it

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Roger Federer commits to an ATP Event, but could skip it

Up to code, all the 38 best-ranked tennis players have been entered for the Rolex Paris Masters that will take place from 29th October to 4th November 2018. But there are many doubts about Roger Federer's appearance. The Swiss will compete at the Laver Cup this weekend, then at the Rolex Shanghai Masters, Swiss Indoors in Basel and at the ATP Finals in London.

But the question remains if Federer will want to play Basel and Paris back-to-back. Especially since he last competed in Bercy in 2015 losing to the American John Isner in the third round. Last year, Rafael Nadal withdrew from Paris before his quarter-final match against Filip Krajinovic due to a knee injury, while the four-time winner Novak Djokovic will make his comeback after skipping it in 2017 due to an elbow injury.

The 2016 champion Andy Murray and the Swiss Stan Wawrinka, who defeated Nadal in the quarter-finals in 2015, need a wildcard invitation to make it to the main draw. Jack Sock is the defending champion. In 2017, he won his maiden Masters 1000 title to qualify for his maiden ATP Finals.

Alex de Minaur is the last player to directly join the main draw entry list, the world no. 39 Gilles Simon is the first alternate. The full field is mentioned below:


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