Former French participant Cédric Pioline takes over from Guy Forget at the head of the Parisian Masters 1000. The information was made official by the French Tennis Federation.
The succession is assured. At 52, Cédric Pioline takes over the reins of the Rolex Paris Masters, the solely event labeled as Masters 1000 in France. Two months after the resignation of Guy Forget, the Parisian event had nonetheless not discovered its successor. While Amélie Mauresmo had rapidly changed the former Davis Cup captain in cost of the Roland-Garros event, that of the Parisian Masters had remained vacant till then. But for a couple of hours, the rumor round the appointment of Cédric Pioline had continued to develop. For a number of weeks, different names had emerged, like Fabrice Santoro, Sébastien Grosjean and even… Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
A famend boss for the Parisian event
This standing of event director, Cédric Pioline already is aware of it very properly. Even extra regarding the Rolex Paris Masters since he co-directed it between 2003 and 2009. It is subsequently nearly logical that we discover the former 5th world participant with this standing. Gilles Moretton, president of the French Tennis Federation, who had already expressed his want to see the double Grand Slam finalist in cost of the solely French Masters 1000, is delighted: “I'm very glad that Cédric Pioline has change into the new director of the Rolex Paris Master. With his expertise as a former skilled participant and co-director of the Paris Masters 1000, he has actual experience for this place. With his exemplary state of thoughts and his nice dedication, I'm satisfied that he'll take up this new problem efficiently. I want him a lot success. » A prestigious director, subsequently, who has recognized the joys of successful a Masters 1000 5 instances and who will undoubtedly be capable to keep this event amongst the main occasions in worldwide tennis.