Paris Masters Doubles 2023: Contenders, odds, and predictions

The Paris Masters doubles event runs alongside the singles event. This competition kicks off on 30th October, and runs through 5th November 2023. We’ll provide daily updates for this tournament in this article.

Paris Masters doubles format

Unlike the singles event which starts in the round of 64, the doubles tournament will begin in the round of 32. A total of 32 teams will go toe-to-toe with each other in a knockout format; and that number is halved after each round.

Paris Masters doubles champions
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Paris Masters doubles predictions – day 5

There are a fair few matches scheduled for today, and these are our favourite predictions:

Bopanna/Ebden vs Granollers/Zeballos – Granollers/Zeballos to win @ 1/1 (2.00)

This will be the third encounter between these teams; their previous two encounters took place this year, and their most recent clash was less than a month ago. Interestingly, although the previous two skirmishes between these teams ended in maximum sets, it was the pair of Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos that won both meetings.

On top of that, Granollers/Zeballos are coming into this match on the back of six consecutive wins; as they won the Shanghai Masters doubles event a couple of weeks ago, dropped just one set en route to the title. For this reason, we believe that the fifth seeded team of Granollers and Zeballos will defeat number 3 seeds Bopanna/Ebden.

Lammons/Withrow vs Ram/Salisbury – Ram/Salisbury to win @ 4/6 (1.67)

It may interest you to know that this will be the second encounter between these teams in just less than a week. As a matter of fact, the last time Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury played together, it was at the Vienna Open doubles final last weekend, against Lammons and Withrow.

Number 4 seeds Ram/Salisbury defeated the American pair of Lammons/Withrow for the Vienna Open doubles title last week. Excluding walkovers, they’ve won four matches in a row ahead of this clash. All things considered, we are leaning towards Ram and Salisbury for the victory.

Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin vs Koolhof/Skupski – 3 total sets @ 23/20 (2.15)

Like the Bopanna/Ebden vs Granollers/Zeballos clash, this involves two seeded teams. It’s important to point out that these sides squared off against each other four times in the past, and three of those skirmishes took place in 2023. That said, previous meetings between these teams have not been one-sided; as both sides have two wins apiece in their last four encounters.

We would also like to point out that the last three meetings between these teams were three-setters; and considering seven of Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin’s last 10 doubles matches ended in maximum sets, we believe that whoever wins this will do so in three sets.

Paris Masters doubles seeds

While the Paris Masters singles event has 16 seeded players, there are eight seeds in the doubles tournament. These are the top seeded teams:

Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek

Dodig and Krajicek started playing together two years ago, and they’ve had their fair share of success on the ATP Tour. The top-seeded pair have played 14 finals together since August 2021, winning seven titles. They won four titles in six final appearances this year, including the French Open. Interestingly, Dodig/Krajicek reached the final of this event last year, where they lost to the pair of Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski.

Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski

Like we’ve just pointed out, Koolhof and Skupski are the defending champions of this tournament. They’ve played together since January last year, winning nine doubles titles in 14 final appearances. Koolhof/Skupski are on the hunt for their third doubles title of the year; they won the Wimbledon Championships a couple of months ago.

Rohan Bopanna/Matthew Ebden

This year’s US Open finalists are the number 3 seeds in this tournament. Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden are a relatively newer team compared to the top two seeds; as they started playing together in February this year. They’ve reached six finals since then, including two grand slams and two ATP 1000 finals. While Bopanna/Ebden have two doubles titles to their name this year, they’ve lost their last three finals together. It’s also worth mentioning that Rohan Bopanna is a two-time Paris Masters doubles champion; as he won this event in 2011 and 2012.

Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury

Number 4 seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury started playing together in January 2019. They’ve reached four grand slam finals together, winning four of them. Interestingly, Rajeev Ram has a Paris Masters doubles title to his name; as he reigned supreme here in 2018, alongside Marcel Granollers. It’ll be interesting to see how far this pair of former World number 1s will go in this year’s event.

Frequently asked questions about the Paris Masters doubles event

Paris Masters doubles finalists
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  • Can I bet on the Paris Masters doubles matches? Of course. Many bookies offer Paris Masters doubles odds.
  • How can I watch the Paris Masters on TV? You can tune into the Tennis Channel for live coverage of this tournament if you reside in the United States.
  • Are there any seeded teams in this competition? Yes, there are eight seeds in this year’s event.
  • Who won the Paris Masters doubles event last year? The pair of Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski are the defending champions.
  • What will Paris Masters doubles winning team get? The winning team will get €273,850, as well as 1000 ATP doubles ranking points.

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