Despite Roger Federer withdrawal, Paris Masters breaks record attendance

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Despite Roger Federer withdrawal, Paris Masters breaks record attendance

On Friday the French Tennis Federation chief Bernard Giudicelli spoke about the 2019 Rolex Paris Masters success. 151,000 people attended the event, which is 10,000 more compared to 2018. It was a very good event although Roger Federer announced a last minute withdrawal.

Without a doubt, having Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the late stages of the tournament helped. Meanwhile Jeremy Chardy analyzed his loss to Christian Garin. The Frenchman said: "It's always hard. Already when you lose, you're sad, but with game points it's even harder.

I had three in a row, actually. It's the second time that I lose against him with game points. It's hard to end this season on that note. But I want to be positive. I'm disappointed that the season ends, because I was feeling that I was playing better these last weeks.

Everything is turning up regarding my game level. I would have liked to have a few more tournaments under my belt. I'm going to go on holiday now. I will try not to think about tennis for some time. And the fact that I ended this way, this gives me the will to fight hard and to start on a strong note for the next season.

I hope that next year will be a beautiful year. It will be a beautiful year because I will have a child. But as far as tennis is concerned, I have worked hard throughout the year. I feel better on court, and I think that you can see it by the way I play."