The tennis fans in Marseille are in for a treat this week, as the Open 13 tournament commences from Monday. The top four seeds have been given an entry into the second round.
First up is the World No. 12 Gael Monfils, who has played only in the Australian Open so far. Having reached the fourth round there, let's see how a month long hiatus will affect his form here. Next up in the queue is his compatriot Jo Wilfried Tsonga, who has been in a wonderful form. He just won the ATP Rotterdam by defeating David Goffin in the final. Prior to that, he also reached the semifinal in the ATP Montpelier and is by far, the most consistent player to be playing in Marseille. Considering the next seed, his form has been quite disappointing in comparison to the other players. Nick Kyrgios is coming to France with a record of 2-1, and last played in the Davis Cup. Similarly, the 22 year old Frenchman Lucas Pouille is coming in with 1-3.
He has lost the opening matches of his last two tournaments, but the World No. 17 has certainly got the skills needed to go the distance. This is an interesting pool of players, with Tsonga set to start as the favourite.
Posted: 15th February 2016
The Open 13 is an indoor hard court tournament held annually in Marseille, France. This year's event will be the 23rd edition, and Gilles Simon is coming back as the reigning champion.
Despite his participation, the biggest favorite will probably be the Swiss Stan Wawrinka who already won a title this season. He is currently the fourth best player in the world. Even if he would end up winning the title, he'd only be the third Swiss champion in tournament history as Marc Rosset and Roger Federer have already won here, Rosset bagging one trophy against non-other than Federer himself. The singles Olympic champion (Federer won one in doubles) has won an additional two titles which makes him the record champ in Marseille. After Rosset we have two two-time winners in Thomas Enqvist and Simon who went all the way in 2007 before winning his second Open 13 title last year. There will be as many as four French players among the top 8 seeds. World number 10 Richard Gasquet, world number 15 Simon, world number 18 Gael Monfils (who just lost the Rotterdam final to Martin Klizan) and world number 21 Benoit Paire.
If not Wawrinka, any of these guys (as well as 2nd seed Tomas Berdych) could go all the way and win the lion share of the €596,790 total prize money.
Posted: 16th February 2015
2015 Open 13 will be played in Marseille, France through 16th to 22nd February and let us look at some of the players in the tournament.
The Canadian Milos Raonic is the top seeded player here, who is coming to France in good form. He emerged as the runner-up at Brisbane, which he followed with a terrific run to the quarterfinal at Australian Open. He is sharing the half with the fourth seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who has had a fairly average year so far – reaching the semifinal at Chennai being the highlight of it. In the bottom half is placed the second seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka, who already won a title this year at Chennai and also reached the semifinal at Melbourne. He is sailing in the sea of confidence and is showing little signs of fatigue. The defending champion Ernests Gulbis of Latvia has been given the fourth seed. He is battling with his form since the beginning of year, having faced early exits at Auckland and Melbourne. The other players include the fifth seeded Gilles Simon and sixth seeded David Goffin.
Considering the momentum of the players, it shouldn’t be of any surprise if we get to see Wawrinka and Raonic in the final. However, they are currently competing at Rotterdam, so fatigue may be a factor here.
Posted: 17th February 2014
Broadcasted under the name of Open 13, the Marseille edition of ATP Tour 250 begins on the 17th of this February and is scheduled to end on the 23rd of the same month.
A total purse of 621,560 Pounds has been declared. The prize money has been determined at 549,260 Pounds. The matches are to be held on hard courts situated indoors. The defending champion, Tsonga, returns with a determination to shield his tenth ATP title, which he won last year by beating Tomas Berdych by a single point. Berdych, however, will not be playing this tournament this year. Instead, Richard Gasquet has jumped into the field, looking forward to winning the title for the seventh time, while Andreas Seppi eyes the ATP trophy for the fourth time in his career. Roger-Vasselin will also be playing this week. Other names include those of Ernests Gulbis, Ivan Dodig, Julian Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut. Tickets are available through online hotlines on the official ATP website and will also be sold on the spot outside the stadiums.
France has always given a wonderful reception, says the director of the event in an interview to a magazine. French soil is one of the most fertile soils for tennis, he also said.
Posted: 18th February 2013
On the ATP Tour this week, a tournament in Marseille, France, that is called the Open 13, an indoor hard court event that has a purse of 528,135 Euros. It has a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. This tournament is worth $528 and it starts on the 18th of February. The US National Indoor Championships in Memphis, USA will be held starting the 18th as well, but will feature a purse of $1,212, 750. Both of these events will be played on hard courts, and the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires is the third event starting on the 18th.
The Open 13 is one of five tournaments that are held in France and the event started back in 1993. Since then, there have been five French winners, guy Forget, Fabrice Santoro, Arnaud Clement, Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra. The top seed in the tournament this year is Tomas Berdych, with Juan Martin del Potro as the second and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as third. Janko Tipsarevic and Richard Gaquet are fourth and fifth, Gilles Simon is sixth. Jerzey Janowicz and Martin Klizan take the last two spots.
Posted: 20th February 2012
The ATP World Tour will playin Marseille, France this week for the Open 13, a tournament that happens indoors on hard courts, starting the 20th of February. The Singles Draw will be 28 and the doubles draw will be 16 and it is worth more than 512,000 Euros. The Regions Morgan Keegan Championships is next, starting on the 20th as well, and that event happens in Memphis, Tennessee. After that, there is yet another tournament that starts on the 20th, the Copa Claro, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
There are five French tournament on the ATP Calendar and this is one of them. The beginning of this event was 1993 and since then five men from France have taken home the trophy. The top seed in this tournament is Jo Wilfried Tsonga with Mardy Fish as the second. The third and fourth seeds are Janko Tipsarevic and Juan Martin Del Potro. Robin Soderling is the fifth seed. Watch live tennis online from your computer. You will be able to watch live tennis streams from anywhere in the world when you sign up at the links that are on this page.
Posted: 15th February 2011
The ATP World Tour heads to their next event in Marseille, France, which will be followed by the Regions Morgan Keegan Championship, starting February 14th as well as the Copa Claro which happens on clay courts in Buenos Aires, Argentina starting on the 14th as well and then onto the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. All you have to do to watch tennis online is to click on the links on this page and get your membership for access to high quality streaming video from your computer no matter where you live.
The Open 13, which happens in Marseille, France is an indoor tournament that will happen from February 14th through the 20th and is an indoor tournament that is held on hard courts with a prize purse of €512,750 and has a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. This tournament is the first out of five total French tournaments that are on the calender. Since the event started in 1993, there have been five different players from France who have taken home this trophy, four of those in the past five years include Jean-Francois Caujolle.
The top seed for this tournament is Robin Soderling and then the second seed playing will be Tomas Berdych. Third seed for the ATP Marseilles Live is Mikhail Youzny, and then we move onto the fourth which is Jurgen Melzer. Fifth and Sixth seeds are Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marin Cilic while the seventh and eighth are Ivan Ljubicic and Nikolay Davydenko. Click on the links on this page and watch the Open 13 from Marseilles, France in high quality video from your computer. You'll get instant access to live tennis streams all year long.
Posted: 16th February 2010
The Open 13 Live will be held in Marseille, France, February 15th through the 21st with more than 500,000 Euros up for grabs on this indoor hard court tournament. This is an ATP 250 event with a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. This tournament is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals regular tour and joins a host of other tournaments in February in professional tennis. Get your membership at the banners on this page to access our members area where you can watch live, high quality video of the event right from the court on your computer.
France is being invaded by the ATP beginning with the Open 13 starting February 15th. This event is one of six stops that the ATP will make in France, which began back in 1993. The top seed in this tournament is Andy Murray with Juan Martin Del Potro as the second seed. Third is Robin Soderling and fourth is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who did exceptionally well last year, capturing two titles in February, the first in Johannesburg and then winning the final of the 2009 Open 13, against Michael Llodra with a final of 7-5, 7-6.
Other seeds in this tournament include Gael Monfils, as well as Gilles Simon, the twenty five year old currently ranked sixteenth in the singles rankings and Tommy Robredo as the seventh seed, who is just one spot ahead of Simon in the rankings. The eighth seed for the ATP Open 13 Live will be Russian Mikhail Youzhny. Get your membership at any of the banners located throughout this page if you'd like to see how the 2010 ATP Marseille turns out. You can watch in high quality video from your computer, February 15th through the 21st.
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Posted: 20th February 2017
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