The Open Sud De France will be played in Montpellier this week, as a part of the ATP 250 Series World Tour. The top four seeds have been given a bye to the second round.
The top seed is the Croat Marin Cilic, who has had a rough start to the season. Having lost in the early rounds in Aircel Open and Australian Open, the World No. 7 will be keen on turning his form around in France. The second seed has been given to the local favourite Jo Wilfried Tsonga. The Frenchman had a decent run in the Australian Open, where he lost in the quarterfinal to Stan Wawrinka. Having reached the quarterfinal in ATP Doha as well, he has been in a good form and can reach the distance here. 19 year old Alexander Zverev is the fourth seed, and also the youngest of all. He started out in Melbourne, where he lost in the third round to Rafael Nadal. Nonetheless, he has a bright future ahead of him and we can certainly expect him to put up a fight.
Lastly, the defending champion Richard Gasquet is back as the third seed to defend his title. He too, lost in the third round of Australian Open, but he has got a good chance here to build some traction.
Posted: 1st February 2016
The 2016 Open Sud De France Montpellier will be the 29th edition of the tournament. Played on a hard court, the event belongs in the ATP 250 category which is the lowest level under the 500 and 1000 tournaments.
The reigning champion is the French Richard Gasquet who unfortunately could not compete at the year's first Grand Slam tournament because of a back injury. It's still not a certainty that he will be ready to play at Montpellier but if he does, he will be one of the higher (if not the highest) seeds of the tournament. The event will offer the players a €520,070 total prize money, making it one of the more lucrative tourneys at the ATP 250 level. If we take a look at the previous winners, we can see that the tournament was largely dominated by French players. Even in its first year back in 1987 the tournament was won by a home player in Yannick Noah, who was already a Grand Slam champion by that time, winning the prestigious Roland Garros in 1984.
The record champions of the tournament are Pete Sampras and the above mentioned Gasquet, both with three titles to their name.
Posted: 2nd February 2015
Three ATP tournaments are played in France each year of which the ATP Montpellier is one. This tennis tournament takes place on a yearly basis and is a tournament which is played indoors. The playing surface is a hard court. The ATP Montpellier is currently an ATP World Tour 250 series.
This tournament is also known as the Open Sud de France and was formerly called the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon. The matches will take place at the Palais Des Sports De Gerland which has an arena that can hold a maximum of 7,500 spectators. The tournament is a one leg knockout tournament that will comprise of both men’s singles as well as men’s doubles. Each game will comprise of a maximum of three sets, where the better of three wins. The last two series in 2013 and 2014 were won by French players, Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils respectively.
The total prize money that is up for grabs is a whopping €549,260. Amongst many of the world’s top players, reigning champion Gael Monfils, Gasquet, Gilles Simon, Philipp Kohlschreiber and many others will be participating for the prize money.
Posted: 3rd February 2014
In the great French city of Montpellier, one of the cultural centers of France, coming to this tournament will also give you a great taste of what France is like. It will be played from the 3rd Feb. to the 9th of February, 2014 and will be a great tournament to come to.
Moreover, this is also the fastest growing city of France, with it developing much more and becoming a city rivaling the best in the world. With great tennis players playing at the Open, this is the kind of tournament that a country like France will host; one full of fun as well as a great tournament. Moreover the fact that the indoor hard courts are situated in the ARENA, the multi-purpose sports complex which has a total capacity of a massive 14,000 people and a seating capacity of 7,500 during the tournament. This leads to the experience of a tournament being amazing.
With the total prize money being 426,605 Euros and 250 points being given, and people like Richard Gasquet coming to defend their title and their chance to win a tournament three times overall, a feat that hasn’t been achieve by a lot, this tournament has a lot of promises.
Posted: 2nd February 2013
On the ATP Tour this week, a couple of tournaments start on the 2th of February. Our featured event is the Open Sud de France, which is going to be indoors on hard courts, with a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. This is an ATP 250 level event that is going to be joined by two nearly identical tournaments. One of them is called the PBZ Zagreb Indoors and it has the same draw, prize money and surface as Montpellier, and then the VTR Open is identical as well, except that it will be played on clay surface.
Novak Djokovic was the winner of the most recent tournament on the ATP Tour, which happened to be the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. The doubles team that won our very first Grand Slam of the year was Mike and Bob Bryan. We have Tomas Berdych as the number one seed for Montpellier, and then Janko Tipsarevic is the second. Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon are third and fourth seed and Nikolay Davydenko is fifth. The last three seeded players in the top eight are Viktor Troicki, Gael Monfils and Julien Benneteau.
Posted: 30th January 2012
The ATP World Tour will hold a tournament in Montpellier, France, directly following the Australian Open. It is an ATP 250 Level tournament that will be held starting the 30th of January, and is called the Open Sud de France. It will be played indoors on hard courts, with a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. The following tournament will be the PBZ Zagreg Indoors, which will happen at the same time at the Montpellier tournament in Croatia. The last tournament in January for the ATP will be the VTR Open, which happens in Vina del Mar, Chile.
The top seed for the ATP Montpellier tournament will be Tomas Berdych. Gilles Simon will be taking the second spot and then Robin Soderling comes in third. Frenchmen Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet are the fourth and the fifth seeds in this tournament, with Feliciano Lopez comiong in sixth. Florian Mayer and Marcel Granollers are the seventh and eighth seeds. If you want to watch live tennis online, then click on the banners on this page and you'll get instant access to high quality video from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection.
Posted: 26th October 2010
The ATP World Tour heads to Montpellier, France for another ATP World Tour 250 tournament, which is just one of several tournaments happening this week. Another is the Bank Austria Tennis Trophy, which takes place in Vienna and the St. Petersburg Open in Russia as well as another tournament that starts on October 31st in Valencia, Spain called the Valencia Open 500. Get your membership if you want to watch streaming tennis from your computer in high quality video from anywhere in the world all year around.
The Open Sud de France will happen October 25th through the 31st and has a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. It takes place indoors on hard courts for € 575,250 in Montpellier, France. This city has grown enormously over the past twenty five years and now hosts an ATP 250 event, played in the venue known as the Arena, which can seat a total of 14,000. This tournament was previously hosted in Lyon. The top seed for the event is Nikolay Davydenko, who got sent out in the first round in his only other appearance in 2004.
The second seed for this tournament is Jo-Wilifried Tsonga, and he made it to the semis twice when it was held in Lyon. Gael Monfils is the third seed. Ivan Ljubicic and Albert Montanes are the fourth and fifth seeds, with John Isner as the sixth and Richard Gasquet and Michael Llodra as the seventh and eighth seeds of the tournament. Get your membership at any of the banners on this page for access to high quality video right from your computer to watch tennis streams online no matter where in the world you are located.
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Posted: 2nd February 2017
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