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BNP Paribas Paris Masters 2016: 5 best players apart from Djokovic and Murray

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While Djokovic & Murray will likely battle it out for the top spot, there'll be a few other players to keep an eye on this week in Paris.

As we head towards the end of the season, the battle for the number one spot has intensified. Andy Murray will claim the top spot in the Emirates ATP Rankings list if one of these situations unfold - (a) Murray wins the title & Djokovic fails to reach the final, or (b) Murray reaches the final & Djokovic fails to reach the semi-finals. But a lot is at stake for the other players too as two tickets to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals are still up for grabs. Let us have a look at 5 players to watch out for this week.


1) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 02:  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France plays a backhand against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain during the Mens Singles second round match on day three of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Tsonga's one player who loves to play in front of his passionate home fans. Having been forced to tearfully retire midway through his 3rd round match at the French Open, Tsonga will look to make amends here.

He finally seems to have been able to put behind the injury setbacks that he suffered in the early part of the season, as he reached the final of the ATP 500 event at Vienna last week, losing to an in-form Murray. A title here might just be able to land him a London spot, provided other results go his way. This would definitely act as added motivation.

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