Open Sud de France- Montpellier 2023 Prize Money, Players List, Schedule

One of 4 ATP 250 tournaments in France, the Open Sud de France set in Montpellier is right around the corner. With a long rich history on the tour and many top-ranking players in attendance, many have anticipated the 2023 edition. To find out more about the competition’s players, history, previous winners, prize money, and so much more, keep on reading.

Open Sud de France 2023

Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament

The Open Sud de France is an annual outdoor hard court tennis tournament part of the ATP Tour. Belonging to the ATP 250 category, the tournament is set in the bustling city of Montpellier, France. Its venue is the Montpellier Arena and this year will mark the 35th edition of the event and the 13th edition since the tournament moved to Montpellier. Originally, the event was held in Lyon but since 2010 the tournament has been played in Montpellier.

LocationMontpellier, France
VenueMontpellier Arena
Tour categoryATP 250
Prize Money€562,815
Draw28 S, 16 D

Open Sud de France 2023 Results

Jannik Sinner of Italy gained his seventh singles title and first of the season by beating American Maxime Cressy 7-6(3), 6-3 within the Open Sud de France last on Sunday. The second-seeded Italian turned the primary male participant to win a tour-level with out dropping a set this year.

Jannik Sinner Open Sud de Frnace 2023 champion
Jannik Sinner Open Sud de France 2023 champion

While in the doubles title, Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop captured their first title of the season on Sunday when they lifted the trophy at the Open Sud de France.

Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop Open Sud de france champions
Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop

Open Sud de France History and Previous Winners


The Open Sud de France first held its inaugural edition in 1987. Back then, the tournament was named the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon and it was venued in Lyon as part of the ATP World Series of events. Then 1998 onwards, the tournament category changed to become one of the International Series of tournaments. Finally in 2009, during the last edition of the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, it gained its current category as an ATP 250 event.

The following year, the tournament switched locations to Montpellier and it has been a city highlight ever since. Soon after this relocation, its position on the season timeline also saw changes. After no event was held in 2011, the tournament returned the following year with a new start of the season slot. Today, the this event is one of 4 ATP 250 series tournaments held in France and one of the first in the country.

Open Sud de France Winners

Throughout the 36 years the tournament was part of the tour, 35 editions were held with some big names in tennis both winning and competing at the tournament. This includes some tennis legends that many consider being some of the best players of all time like John McEnroe and Pete Sampras, the latter of which won the title 3 consecutive times and for many years held the record for most titles at the event. That was until Richard Gasquet, former no. 7, won the event for the 4th time back in 2016. Other Lyon winners that were top 10 players are former no. 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, former no. 2 Alex Corretja, and former no. 3 Ivan Ljubicic. In more recent years, Gael Monfils has won 2 titles, Alexander Zverev won in 2017 and was last year’s runner-up, and Lucas Pouille, former no. 10, who won the title in 2018,

YearSingles ChampionDoubles Champions
2023 Jannik SinnerMatwe Middelkoop / Robin Haase
  2022  Alexander BublikNicolas Mahut / Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  2021  David GoffinHenri Kontinen / Edouard Roger-Vasselin
  2020  Gael MonfilsNikola Cacic / Mate Pavic
  2019  Jo-Wilfried TsongaIvan Dodig / Edouard Roger-Vasselin
  2018  Lucas PouilleKen Skupski / Neal Skupski

Open Sud de France Prize Money and Points

The total financial commitment for the event was set at an impressive €630,705 of which €562,815 have been designated towards prize money distribution. This value is close to €100,000 more as compared to last year’s €490,990. The full prize money breakdown is as follows:

StageSingles Prize MoneyDoubles Prize MoneyATP Points
2nd Round€9,880——20
1st Round€6,035€3,0700

Keep in mind the prize fund and prize money distribution may be subject to change.

Open Sud de France Draws

There will have 28 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released as the tournament progresses.

Open Sud de France Dates

The main draw of event will be held across a week from 6-12 February with a  qualifying round set to be played on the 5th and 6th.

Montpellier Open Schedule

The schedule for event is as follows:

 DateSingles MatchesDoubles Matches
6th FebruaryRound 1Round 1
7th FebruaryRound 1Round 1
8th FebruaryRound 2Quarter Final
9th FebruaryRound 2Quarter Final
10th FebruaryQuarter FinalSemi Final
11th FebruarySemi FinalSemi Final
12th FebruaryFinaleFinale

Keep in mind this schedule may be subject to change.

Open Sud de France 2023 Players List

There was some of the best players featured in event from world. With all the participating direct entrants in the top 100, the competition is sure to be a spectacle to see. As top seed world no. 9 Holger Rune headlines the competition. The rest of the seeds are Top 35 players with some notable names being no. 16 Pablo Catteno Busta, no. 17 Jannik Sinner, and others. Former world no. 3 Grigor Dimitrov is also set to play in Montpellier. Besides these players, some familiar faces will also be appearing in the tournament once again like 2021 runner-up Roberto Bautista Agut and the current reigning champion Alexander Bublik who will be returning to defend his title.

Open Sud de France 2023 Singles Top Seeds

1Holger Rune9
2Pablo Carreno Busta16
3Jannik Sinner (champion)17
4Borna Coric23
5Roberto Bautista Agut24
6Grigor Dimitrov29
7Alejandro Davidovich Fokina32
8Botin Van De Zandschulp35

Remaining Players

Alexander Bublik36
Emil Ruusuvori43
Benjamin Bonzi45
Richard Gasquet46
Lorenzo Sonego51
Constant Lestienne52
Marc-Andrea Huesler53
Maxime Cressy (runner-up)54
Filip Krajinovic56
Quentin Halys73
Arthur Rinderknech70
Marton Fucsovics71
Aslan Karatsev98

Singles Wild Card Entries

Open Sud de France Doubles Seeds

  1Kevin Krawietz / Tim Pütz46
  2Santiago González / Édouard Roger-Vasselin53
  3Andreas Mies / John Peers59
  4Robin Haase / Matwé Middelkoop (champion)60

Note the player’s list may be subject to change.

Open Sud de France Tickets

Tickets for Sud de France are available for purchase from Ticketmaster. They come as normal per-day tickets, complete event passes, or finals weekend passes. Starting from €7, tickets are discounted for FTF Licensees, kids under 18, students, and Metropole Pass card holders. For group purchases, 2 seats are offered for free every 10 seats, and some prices are discounted as well. For information on the ticket prices and VIP offers, click the link below to visit the tickets page