Tsitsipas Goes For Marseille Hat-trick; All You Need To Know
For the past two years, Stefanos Tsitsipas has dominated the Open 13 Provence in Marseille. The Greek claimed eight straight wins — and 16 consecutive sets — to clinch the 2019 and 2020 crowns and he will return in 2021 with his sights set on a Marseille hat-trick.
Tsitsipas is one of three players to win back-to-back titles at the ATP 250, alongside Marc Rosset (1993-’94) and Thomas Enqvist (1997-’98). He will aim to become the first player to win three titles in a row at the event this year.
Tsitsipas is joined by a stellar line-up on the southern French coast. World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev will aim to bounce back from a first-round loss at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. Medvedev, who owns five indoor tour-level trophies, will be chasing his 10th ATP Tour crown in Marseille.
Former champion Karen Khachanov (2018), #NextGenATP Italian Jannik Sinner and home favourite Ugo Humbert will also aim to add to their ATP Tour trophy collections. Three-time champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2009, ’13, ’17) and Kei Nishikori will also feature at the ATP 250.
Here’s all you need to know about the Marseille tennis tournament: what is the schedule, when is the draw, who has won, how to watch and more.
Tournament Dates: 8-14 March 2021
Tournament Director: Jean-Francois Caujolle
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 6 March 2021 at 11am
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Sunday, 7 March (11am); Monday 8 March (12pm)
* Main draw: Monday, 8 March - Thursday, 11 March (12pm and 5:30pm); Friday, 12 March (1pm and 5:30pm), Saturday, 13 March (12:30pm)
* Doubles final: Sunday, 14 March at 11:45am
* Singles final: Sunday, 14 March at 2:00pm
Venue: Palais de Sports de Marseille
Surface: Indoor Hard
Prize Money: €334,240 (Total Financial Commitment €409,765)
Most Titles, Singles: Marc Rosset, Thomas Enqvist, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (3)
Most Titles, Doubles: Martin Damm, Arnaud Clement, Michael Llodra, Julien Benneteau, Nicolas Mahut (3)
Oldest Champion: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 31, in 2017
Youngest Champion: Stefanos Tsitsipas, 20, in 2019
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 3 Boris Becker in 1995
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 79 Michael Llodra in 2010
Most Match Wins: Gilles Simon (29)
Singles:  Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) d  Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 63 64 Read More
Doubles: Nicolas Mahut (FRA) / Vasek Pospisil (CAN) d  Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Nikola Mektic (CRO) 63 64 Read More