One of 5 French tennis tournaments, the Open 13 Provence returns with bigger stakes, a larger prize fund, and 2 Top 10 players. Set in the capital city of the Provence-Alpes-Cote dꞌAzur region, Marseille, the Open 13 Provence is always a spectacle to behold. Keep reading to learn more about one of the major ATP 250 tournaments on the Tour.
Open 13 Provence Tennis Tournament
The Open 13 Provence also known as Marseille Open is an annual indoor hard-court tournament set in Marseille, France. As an ATP-sanctioned event, the competition is part of the ATP 250 series of events. The tournament is venue at the Palais des sports de Marseille and it is one of 5 ATP tournaments held in architecturally beautiful France. This year will mark the 31st edition of the event. Its name comes from the INSEE code of the Bouches-de-Rhone department which Marseille is the capital of. The title sponsor for the event is the Bouches-de-Rhone department also called Department 13.
|Venue||Palais des Sports de Marseille|
|Tour category||ATP 250|
|Draw||28 S, 16 D|
Open 13 Provence 2023 Results
Polish star Hubert Hurkacz won Marseille Open 2023. This is the 6th title for Hubert Hurkacz. Top seed Hubert Hurkacz captures his sixth career title after defeating Benjamin Bonzi from France in two straight sets 6-3 7-(4).
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The Mexican Santiago González and the Frenchman Édouard Roger-Vasselin were crowned at the Open 13 Provence in Marseille. They defeated the French Nicolas Mahut and Fabrice Martin 4-6 7-6(4) and 10-7. Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin Triumph In Marseille For First Tour Title As A Team.
Open 13 Provence History and Previous Winners
The Open 13 has always been one of the most significant ATP 250 events on the Tour since all the way back in 1993 when the inaugural edition was held. The tournament was a byproduct of former professional tennis player Jean-Francois Caujolle and his efforts to hold a tennis competition in his hometown of Marseille. He remains the event director to this day. The tournament is also significant for other reasons. It was the scene for Roger Federer’s first ever ATP Final before he became the Big Three founding member and tennis icon he is today.
Marseille Open Winners
Many top-ranking players have played at Open 13. Including Roger Federer, former world no. 1s, and, Grand Slam champions like Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro, Boris Becker, and others who have not only played at Marseille but also gone on to become titlist. Among recent champions, Stefanos Tsitsipas comes to mind who won 2 consecutive titles in 2019 and 2020, an Open 13 record.
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Hubert Hurkacz||Santiago González / Édouard Roger-Vasselin|
|2022||Andrey Rublev||Denys Molchanov / Andrey Rublev|
|2021||Daniil Medvedev||Lloyd Glasspool / Harri Hellovaara|
|2020||Stefanos Tsitsipas||Nicolas Mahut / Vasek Pospisil|
|2019||Stefanos Tsitsipas||Jeremy Chardy / Fabrice Martin|
|2018||Karen Khachaov||Raven Klaasen / Michael Venus|
Open 13 Provence Prize Money and Points
A total financial commitment of €784,830 was made for the event of which €707,510 has been reserved as prize money. This value is a considerable increase compared to last year’s edition as in 2022, the total prize money was set at €622,610. The prize distribution is as follows:
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||ATP Points|
Keep in mind the prize fund and prize money distribution may be subject to change.
Open 13 Provence Draws
The event will have 28 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released as the tournament progresses.
Open 13 Provence 2023 Dates
The Open 13 Provence main draw will be held across a week from 20-26 February with a qualifying round that will be played on the 19th and 20th of February.
Marseille Open Schedule
The schedule for the Open 13 is as follows:
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|20th February||Round 1||—|
|21st February||Round 1||Round 1|
|22nd February||Round 2||Round 1|
|23rd February||Round 2||Round 1|
|24th February||Quarter Final||Quarter Final|
|25th February||Semi Final||Semi Final|
Keep in mind this schedule may be subject to change.
Open 13 Provence 2023 Players List
Not only are 2 Top 10 players from ATP Rankings set to play at Marseille, but 6 former Top 10 will also be present. Holger Rune headlines the singles category as world no.9. The ATP Newcomer of the Year has been climbing the ranks swiftly, especially after his Paris Masters victory over Novak Djokovic. Following him, world no. 10 Hubert Hurkacz will be making his third Open 13 appearance, adding diversity between new and familiar faces. Notable faces like former no. 3 Grigor Dimitrov and former no. 9 Jannik Sinner are also top seeds.
Even 3-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has received a wild card entry to participate in the event. Among French nationals, home favorites Gael Monfils and the current no. 1 French player Richard Gasquet are major contenders for the title. Although the reigning champion Andrey Rublev will not be returning to defend his title, former titlist Karen Khachanov will have another go at the championship. The full player’s list is as follows:
Marseille Open 2023 Singles Top Seeds
|5||Pablo Carreno Busta||16|
|6||Alex de Minaur||25|
|Stan Wawrinka (WC)||130|
Open 13 Provence Singles Wild Card Entries
- Stan Wawrinka
Marseille Open 2023 Doubles Main Draw Entry
|1||Santiago González / Édouard Roger-Vasselin||58|
|2||Sander Gillé / Joran Vliegen||111|
|3||Julian Cash / Henry Patten||129|
|4||Jérémy Chardy / Fabrice Martin||147|
Tickets come in 4 forms which are: regular single-person tickets, single-person licensee offers, group passes, and VIP offers. Tickets apply per day of the event and full tournament passes are also available. Viewing of the qualifications round is free and discounted prices are offered to official tennis licensees, kids under 18, elderly above 60, students, and those in groups. Wheelchair users and an accompanying person can get free-of-charge entry. VIP tickets include Box seats, parking, food, and more. Tickets start from €14. To learn more about the ticket types and for a full price breakdown, click the link mentioned below.