Andy Murray vs Gilles Simon, Cam Norrie vs Miomir Kecmanovic: Match times, TV and streaming info

Andy Murray serving

First-round action in the final ATP Masters 1000 event of the year, the Paris Masters, gets underway on Monday and two of the four British men in the main draw will feature on the opening day.

The Paris Masters will decide the final two spots for the season-ending ATP Finals, but it will be the final top-level singles tournament of the 2022 season for most players on the Tour.

British No 1 Cameron Norrie, whose hopes of qualifying for Turin was ended after an early exit in Vienna last week, faces Miomir Kecmanovic in the first match of the day on Centre Court.

Norrie won his only previous encounter against the Serbian in three sets in 2019.

The winner of the Norrie-Kecmanovic clash will face either Corentin Moutet or Borna Coric in the second round while Dan Evans or Stefanos Tsitsipas could await in the third round.

Second seed Rafael Nadal headlines the fourth quarter, but is on the other side of the draw.

In quarter three of the bottom half, 11th seed Jannik Sinner will open his tournament against Swiss qualifier Marc-Andrea Husler while 15th seed Marin Cilic takes on Lorenzo Musetti.

Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray, who is in second quarter of the top half of the draw, gets his campaign underway against wildcard Gilles Simon, who is playing in his last ATP event before retiring.

World No 48 Murray, who needs to reach the latter stages of the tournament if he is to have any hope of being seeded for next year’s Australian Open, leads Simon 16-2 in their head-to-head record.

The winner of that match will face American Taylor Fritz or Alejandro Davidovich Fokina from Spain in the second round.

Ninth seed Fritz is one of four players battling it out for the final two spots at the ATP Finals.

Felix-Auger-Aliassime, Andrey Rublev and Hubert Hurkacz are the other players who are still in contention for tickets to Turin, but they won’t feature on Monday.

Carlos Alcaraz is the top seed, but he will only be in action later in the week alongside defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Scheduled starting times for the big matches at the Paris Masters

Cameron Norrie vs Miomir Kecmanovic – 10:00 GMT (First match on Centre Court)
Taylor Fritz vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina – 11:30 GMT (Follows Norrie-Kecmanovic match)
Marin Cilic vs Lorenzo Musetti – 13:00 GMT (Third match on Court 1)
Jannik Sinner vs Marc-Andrea Husler – 14:00 GMT (Fourth match on Centre Court)
Andy Murray vs Gilles Simon – 18:30 GMT (First night match on Centre Court)
Sebastian Korda vs Alex de Minaur – 20:00 (Follows Murray-Simon match)

How to watch the Paris Masters

Those in the United Kingdom and Ireland can catch the Paris Masters on Amazon Prime Video. Don’t forget, new customers can sign up for £8.99 a month, and are eligible for a free 30-day trial.

Tennis Channel has the rights for all ATP tournaments in the United States with a TSN covering Canada and ESPN the go-to channel in Latin America. beIN Sports broadcasts ATP events in Australia, the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia.

Other broadcasters include Eurosport (France and several other European countries), Canal+ (France), Sportcast (Italy), Sky Deutschland (Germany), SuperSport (Southern Africa), Telefonica (Spain) and WOWOW (Japan).

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