by Simon Daish
The three-day event, staged from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October, has seen tickets fly off the shelf with days two and three now completely sold out.
However, there is still an opportunity to witness the drama in Paris with seats available for the opening day of play which sees players seeded ninth to 20th fight it out in group stage action. Prices range from €35.00 for standard seats up to €170.00 for VIP access.
Players taking part at the first hurdle include the host nation’s Simon Gauzy, Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna and Belarusian legend Vladimir Samsonov.