Paris, France, Nov. 6, 2020 – SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology), the preeminent provider of technology services for the professional tennis industry, has partnered with the ATP, the men’s tennis governing body, to provide scoring and administrative services for the 2020 Rolex Paris Masters. The ninth and final ATP Masters 1000 event of the season is taking place behind closed doors at the Palais Omnisports in Paris with the final to be played on Nov. 8.
SMT is the primary scoring provider for the 2020 Rolex Paris Masters, responsible for the collection and distribution of scoring data as well as the output of multiple displays throughout the venue. In addition, SMT is responsible for the collection and distribution of the chair umpire scoring information across world feed platforms.
Services SMT is providing for the Rolex Paris Masters include:
• Chair umpire scoring, serve clock, and serve speed;
• Administrative services including draws, scheduling, match schedule management, prize money;
• Closed Circuit TV channel including Match Information Screen, Video Display System, Interview Channel, Matches in Progress, Commentator Information Screens; and
• Automated Graphics Production, World Feed Production, and Data Feed to ESPN.
The Rolex Paris Masters showcases the top-seeded men’s players who compete to win the prestigious title and clinch the remaining qualifying spots in the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals. Fifteen of the ATP Top 20 players are registered in the Paris tournament – including the French Open 2020 champion and top seed Rafael Nadal and the US Open 2020 Champion and second seed Dominic Thiem. On Wednesday, Nadal defeated Feliciano Lopez in his opening game at the Paris Masters to become the fourth man to record 1,000 ATP Tour match wins.
“This year marked SMT’s first in a new three-year agreement with the Rolex Paris Masters,” said Olivier Lorin, Director of Business Development, SMT. “SMT is proud to support the high-profile ATP Masters 1000 events – tournaments that are surpassed in prestige only by the sport’s four Grand Slams.”