Marat Safin (RUS) wins the BNP Paribas Masters. In the final, he defeats Lleyton Hewitt (n°1), in 3 sets: 7/6, 6/0, 6/4. It is the second victory of Marat Safin in this tournament.
In the doubles final Fabrice Santoro and Nicolas Escude defeated Brazil's Gustavo Kuerten and France's Cedric Pioline, 6-3, 7-6.
Following the BNP Paribas Masters doubles final, French player Cédric Pioline announced his retirement.