Stefanos Tsitsipas will be looking to find his spark once again at the Open 13 Provence. Last year, following early exits in Sofia and Rotterdam, the Greek found his best level to win the Marseille title without dropping a set. “I can say I am really happy because I felt this hunger back again,” he said at that time. Thus far in 2020, Tsitsipas has a 3-4 record, including a second-round loss this past week at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.
World No. 5 Daniil Medvedev, who is set to be the top seed at the ATP 250, is also attempting to rebound from an upset in Rotterdam — a loss to recent Montpellier finalist Vasek Pospisil in his opening match. Medvedev reached the quarter-finals in his previous Marseille main draw appearance in 2017 (l. to Pouille).
The Open 13 Provence field includes a third Top 10 player, Belgian David Goffin, in addition to #NextGenATP Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, Russian Karen Khachanov, former World No. 3 Marin Cilic and reigning Next Gen ATP Finals champion Jannik Sinner. Benoit Paire and two-time champion Gilles Simon will lead the French charge.
Here’s all you need to know about Marseille tennis tournament, including when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 17-23 February 2020
Tournament Director: Jean-Francois Caujolle
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 15 February at 11:00am on-site
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Sunday at 10:00am and Monday at 12:00pm.
* Main draw: Monday – Thursday from 12:00pm and 7:00pm, Friday from 1:00pm and 7:00pm, Saturday at 12:30pm
* Doubles final: Sunday, 23 February at 11:45am
* Singles final: Sunday, 24 February not before 2:00pm
Venue: Palais de Sports de Marseille
Main Court Seating: 6,000
Prize Money: €679,015 (Total Financial Commitment: €744,010)
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Marc Rosset, Thomas Enqvist, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (3)
Most Titles, Doubles: Martin Damm, Arnaud Clement, Michael Llodra, Julien Benneteau (3)
Oldest Champion: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 31, in 2017
Youngest Champion: Stefanos Tsitsipas, 20, in 2019
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 3 Boris Becker in 1995
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 79 Michael Llodra in 2010
Most Match Wins: Gilles Simon (26)
Singles:  Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) d Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 75 76(5) Read & Watch
Doubles: Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Fabrice Martin (FRA) d  Ben McLachlan (JPN) / Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 63 67(4) 10-3 Read More
Did You Know… The Open 13 Provence, held on the Mediterranean coast in the city of Marseille, is one of five French tournaments on the ATP Tour calendar. Since the inaugural event in 1993, six Frenchmen have lifted the Marseille trophy: Guy Forget, Fabrice Santoro, Arnaud Clement, Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra.