Marseille, France, will host the 30th edition of Open 13 Provence from 14-20 February. There are three ATP 250 tournaments scheduled for next week, including the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the Delray Beach Open.
World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas will lead the upcoming edition. Over the course of the week, fans will be treated to some high-octane action with a host of top-20 stars on hand.
The following information will help you prepare for next week’s ATP Marseille:
What is the Open 13 Provence in Marseille?
One of five ATP tournaments held annually in France, the Open 13 Provence is held in the Mediterranean coastal city of Marseille. Until the tour moves to North America, the ATP 250 remains one of the most highly regarded events of the European indoor season.
Six Frenchmen have lifted it since its inception in 1993, and both Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gilles Simon are currently playing.
World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev won the tournament last year but has decided not to participate this year.
The tournament will take place at the Palais des Sports de Marseille in the French city.
Stefanos Tsitsipas will try to win the Marseille trophy for the third time in his career, after winning it in 2019 and 2020.
In the first week of the year, the Greek reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and reached the finals in Rotterdam this week. The Greek will be eager to continue his winning streak at Open 13.
The second seed is Andrey Rublev, the world’s seventh ranked player. It was a surprise that the Russian was eliminated at Melbourne Park, but he made the quarterfinals in Rotterdam and is hoping for the same success in Marseille.
Felix Auger-Aliassime has made a fantastic start to the year. Following his victory at the ATP Cup for Canada and runs to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and semifinals of Rotterdam, expectations for the 21-year-old will be high.
🎥Lancement de l'Open 13 Provence 2022🚀
"Deux matches très intéressants Moutet face à Gaston et Tsonga contre Simon" JFC
"C'est un tableau compliqué " Richard Gasquet il rencontre Mikael Ymer au 1er tour
Tsonga Vs Simon = 🏆🏆🏆🆚🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/niGp2pspNI
— Open 13 Provence (@Open13) February 12, 2022
Since winning the Sydney Open at the beginning of this year, fourth seed Aslan Karatsev has struggled. In this tournament, the Russian will hope to put his woes behind him and get back to winning ways.
Former champions Tsonga and Simon also appear in the draw, both of whom have been granted wildcards. Both teams will be facing off in the opener, making it a must-see match.
The home fans will look forward to seeing Richard Gasquet, Lucas Pouille, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Hugo Gaston, and Corentin Moutet.
ATP250 Marseille main singles draw pic.twitter.com/enpOb1PAdc
— Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) February 12, 2022
Four of the top seeds – Tsitsipas, Rublev, Auger-Aliassime, and Karatsev – have received first-round byes and will begin their campaigns in the Round of 16.
Sixth seed Tallon Griekspoor takes on French wildcard Lucas Pouille in the first Round, while fifth seed Ilya Ivashka faces Slovakia’s Norbert Gombos. Alexei Popyrin, the seventh seed, and Gianluca Mager, the eighth seed, will face Benjamin Bonzi and Kamil Majchzrak.
Nevertheless, all eyes will likely be on the conflict between Tsonga and Simon.
During the upcoming Open 13 event, prize money is totaling €545,200, while singles winners will receive $158,470.
Where to watch
US viewers can watch the action live on Tennis TV, while UK viewers can watch it live on Amazon Prime Video.