Rolex Paris Masters 2022: Daily updates & results
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Stay up-to-date with the latest from the British stars competing at the ninth and final ATP 1000 event of the season at the 2022 Rolex Paris Masters. Watch live on Amazon Prime Sport.
- Neal Skupski and Weslep Koolhof win seventh title of the season
- Lloyd Glasspool loses out in semi-final
- Jack Draper fell short against Frances Tiafoe
- Dan Evans bowed out to Stefanos Tsitsipas Brandon Nakashima 6-3, 6-4
- Cam Norrie lost to Corentin Moutet in third set tie-break
- Results and draws
Day seven: Skupski & Koolhof crowned champions
Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof defeated Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek 7-6(5), 6-4 to win their seventh ATP title and third Masters trophy of the season at the Rolex Paris Masters.
Capping off another successful week for the British, Dutch duo, the team will now head to the Nitto ATP Finals as the top ranked pairing in the world – overtaking fellow Brit Joe Salisbury and his partner Rajeev Ram.
Skupksi and Koolhof let go of a 4-1 lead in the opener, but proved clinical to seize the lead in the tie-break, before an early break in the second sealed their victory.
In a dominant opening set, the British Dutch duo raced to a 5-0 lead to the loss of just eight points.
Glasspool and Heliovaara secured their spot at the Nitto ATP Finals yesterday and the in-form duo came back fighting in the second set, and despite missing on four break point opportunities, seized their chance in the tie-break.
Skupski and Koolhof haven't lost a match tie-break since August in Washington and a mini break at 4-3 gave them the platform they needed to see out the win in an hour and 41 minutes.
They will face either Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek or Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in the final.
Skupski and Koolhof will now overtake Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram as the top team heading to the Nitto ATP Finals in a couple of weeks.
Second seeds Skupski and Wesley Koolhof put in a dominant display to overcome Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop 6-3, 6-4 in just an hour and 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara defeated fellow Brit Jamie Murray and Australia's Matthew Ebden 6-3, 7-6(6).
Murray - who won his 500th career match yesterday - had a break point advantage in the second set and a chance to serve it out at 5-3, but Glasspool and Heliovaara came back to book their spot in their first ATP Masters semi-final.
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram bowed out in a heated quarter-final clash with Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek 3-6, 6-4, 10-6.
Jamie Murray stole the headlines on day four after securing his 500th tour-level win to progress to the quarter-finals.
Murray and Australian Matthew Ebden upset third seeds and French Open champions Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.
Murray and Ebden will now face Glasspool and Finland's Harri Heliovaara, who came through a tough match against fellow Brit and Birmingham native Dan Evans and his partner John Peers, 6-3, 6-7(5), 15-13.
Evans and Peers saved break point in the second set at 4-4 to eventually level the scores at one set apiece and even had two match points in the match breaker, but couldn't get over the line against one of the in-form teams on the ATP Tour.
Second seeds Skupski and Wesley Koolhof recovered from a one set deficit to defeat Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez to win 5-7, 6-3, 10-6.
Draper lost out to US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 7-5 in a promising display against the in-form American.
The 20-year-old had break point opportunities at the back end of the opening set and then again at 3-3 in the second, but couldn't capitalise on any of the seven chances he had throughout the match.
Draper will next be in action at the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals, where he recently became the first Briton to qualify for the end of year event.
Norrie fought back from a set behind but eventually came undone in a final set tie-break against Corentin Moutet 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(3) in two hours and 53 minutes.
The British No.1 had recovered a break deficit in the final set, but struggled on serve in the deciding tie-break as the Frenchman reached the third round of his home Masters for the first time.
Evans suffered early breaks at the start of both sets against fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas as he bowed out 6-3, 6-4.
Top seeds Salisbury and Rajeev Ram survived a close battle with Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul to come through 7-5, 6-7(4), 11-9.
Murray got back to winning ways in the opening round in Paris, joining forces with Australia's Matthew Ebden to knock out home favourites Richard Gasquet and Quentin Halys 6-2, 7-6(1).
Evans and John Peers pulled off an excellent comeback to win 3-6, 6-4, 10-5 over Maxime Cressy and Gonzalo Escobar.
Evans continued his strong form to book his place in the second round at the Rolex Paris Masters with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over USA’s Brandon Nakashima.
In the next round he’ll take on fifth seed Stefanos Tsistipas.
The American’s double break in the second set appeared to signal a shift in momentum away from a Evans’s dominant display in the opener. High in confidence after reaching his sixth ATP quarter-final of the season in Vienna last week, Evans proved clinical in sealing the decisive break with a punishing volley at 2-2 in the decider before saving break points of his own to see out the win.
Draper eased his way through his opening round clash with France’s Arthur Rinderknech 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 32 minutes. Reaching the second round of an ATP Masters event for the fourth time this season, Draper will now play US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe.
The young Brit – who came within touching distance of beating world No.1 Carlos Alcaraz last week – dominated the world No.42, winning all but one point on his first serve and collating 24 winners en route to a comfortable victory.
British No.1 Norrie put in a dominant display to cruise through his first round match against world No.29 Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-4 in an hour an 11 minutes.
Norrie had complete control of the match from a break in only the third game and won 91% of points on first serve (30/33) without facing a single break point.
He will now face either Corentin Moutet or Borna Coric in round two.
2016 champion Andy Murray bowed out to Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the final event of the Frenchman’s career.
Murray had the chance to serve out the match with a break advantage in the second set at 5-3, but facing what could have been his final game, Simon came back fighting with a double break of his own to level the score. The fairytale result was all but complete as the 37-year-old home favourite broke for a 3-1 lead as marched on to victory in two hours and 52 minutes.