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This Monday, the Rolex Paris Masters, the biggest indoor tennis tournament, begins at the Accor Arena in Paris-Bercy. A competition in which the best players on the circuit will compete, such as Carlos Alcaraz or Novak Djokovic, who are particularly ambitious. It is also an opportunity for the French to end the season on a high note.

Almost all the tennis stars are at Paris-Bercy this week. The Rolex Paris Masters, the last Masters 1000 of the season, kicks off on Monday at the Accor Arena. Despite the absence of Rafael Nadal, the world's biggest indoor tournament will look great with the presence of world No. 1 and No. 2 Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz.

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A Djokovic-Alcaraz final?

Although the Serb has already won the tournament six times, he did not come to be an extra. He wants to turn the page on last year's final, which he lost to the young Danish phenom Holger Rune. "I love competing. I'm always setting new goals for myself. Winning another Grand Slam tournament, finishing No. 1 in the world... And, believe me, I'm here to win like all the tournaments I play," warns Novak Djokovic, seen in the stands during the final of the Rugby World Cup at the Stade de France, won by South Africa.

All tennis fans are dreaming of another final between "Djoko" and the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, as at Wimbledon, as in Cincinnati. Unless a Frenchman comes along to shake up the hierarchy. There will be eight of them in the final draw. Among them, Adrian Mannarino, the French number 1, or Gaël Monfils, back in the Top 100 and recent winner of his 12th career title in Stockholm.

"I'm really looking forward to it," said Arthur Fils, a French tennis player

Spectators will also have an eye on the performances of 19-year-old Arthur Fils, the next generation of French tennis, who is eager to return to the Parisian public. "I had some great emotions last year. I'm really looking forward to it. It doesn't mean I'm going to win, it just means that I'm going to enjoy it in a crazy atmosphere," said the young Hab.

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The native of Bondoufle, near Paris, will try to reach at least the quarter-finals, a stage he has never experienced before in the Masters 1000 category. A hypothetical quarter-final that he could play against Novak Djokovic, who is in his half of the draw. Perhaps one of the last great tennis emotions in this venue, since according to L'Équipe, the tournament should be played at La Défense Arena in Nanterre from 2025.