The Future of ATP Rolex Paris Masters Hangs in the Balance
The ATP Rolex Paris Masters, owned by the French Tennis Federation, is facing a challenging future due to mounting criticism and inadequate facilities. In an effort to address these concerns, the tournament is set to relocate to a larger venue, the Defénse Arena in Nanterre. However, meeting the ATP’s requirements for larger competition courts poses a significant hurdle. While the new stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 spectators, the lack of space for training and practice courts remains a pressing issue.
A Facility Dilemma
The dissatisfaction with the Paris-Bercy venue has been voiced by the ATP, particularly regarding the small size of the courts and the absence of dedicated training facilities. These concerns have prompted the need for a change in order to meet the tournament’s new requirements.
Despite the upcoming relocation, questions loom over the availability of adequate training and practice courts. These essential components are crucial for a tournament of this caliber, and their absence could undermine the overall success and appeal of the event.
Details about the Paris tournament facilities mess and what’s coming.
The ATP would have already professed its dissatisfaction with the Paris-Bercy venue. They didn’t like small courts or training courts.
For this reason and for its new requirements regarding what must…
— José Morón (@jmgmoron) November 3, 2023