Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has opened up on the form shown by evergreen pair Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Former world number one Andy Murray is set to drop out of the top 10 of the ATP tennis rankings for the first time since 2014 due to his absence from the second half of 2017.
Roger Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters to preserve himself for the ATP Finals in London later in November.
Rafael Nadal's victory over Hyeon Chung at the Paris Masters means he will end 2017 as the number one ranked player in men's tennis.
Roger Federer conceded his battle for the world number one ranking with Nadal after withdrawing from the ongoing Paris Masters.
Nadal can become the most successful ATP 1000 Masters Series player if he wins his first title in Paris as he is currently tied with Djokovic at 30 titles.
Roger Federer has reclaimed his spot as the top prize earner in tennis as he overtook Novak Djokovic and closed in on becoming the first player to make $110m in career earnings.
Roger Federer again apologised for skipping the Paris Masters but reiterated that remaining healthy for the remainder of the season and next season is his main priority.
Former world number one Novak Djokovic is looking to change his fortunes in 2018 as he targets more Grand Slam success after a poor injury-ridden 2017.
Rafael Nadal is just a win away from securing the year-end world number one after Roger Federer's withdrawal from the Paris Masters.
Roger Federer confirmed that he will skip the Paris Masters after winning his eighth title in Basel, which will allow Nadal to confirm his year-end No1 status with one more win.
Roger Federer will take on Juan Martin Del Potro in the final of the Basel Open where a win would take him closer to catching current world number one Rafael Nadal in the rankings.
Nadal has confirmed that he will return to action at the Paris Masters after skipping the Swiss Indoors in Basel owing to a knee injury.
Federer has admitted that he could skip the Paris Masters to remain healthy to challenge for the title at the ATP Finals in London.
Federer made it to the quarter-finals with a straight-sets win over Benoit Paire at the Swiss Indoors and will face Mannarino for a place in the semi-finals.