One week after all the dust has settled from another thrilling Australian Open, the world’s best ATP players flock to the Open Sud de France in Montpellier, live between February 3-9, 2020.
Four of the world’s top 20, including two-time champion Gael Monfils, lead the field at the 2020 Open Sud de France.
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ATP Montpellier Players 2020
Held a week after the Australian Open finishes, the Open Sud de France usually commands a strong field for an ATP 250 tournament, with players eager to start their seasons off with a bang.
Four of the world’s top 20 lead the field for the 2020 edition.
World no. 10 Monfils comes to Montpellier looking for his third Open Sud de France title after triumphing at the tournament in 2010 and 2014. The popular ‘La Monf’ hopes to continue a streak of French champions at the 250 event and is looking for the sixth ATP Tour title of his stellar career on indoor hard courts.
Belgium’s Goffin made a bright start to 2020 when he scored a shock victory over Rafael Nadal at the ATP Cup. Currently ranked world no. 11, Goffin is looking for his first ATP Tour title since 2017 in Montpellier after having reached the finals of the Halle 500 and the Cincinnati Masters in 2019.
A top-15 player at just 20 years old, Shapovalov is one of the brightest young stars on the ATP Tour and proved he is a force to be reckoned with on indoor hard courts when he won his maiden ATP Tour title in Stockholm in October, going on to reach a first Masters 1000 Series final on the same surface in Paris.
Champion at the ATP Finals in 2017 and ranked as high as world no. 3 the same year, Dimitrov is a multiple-time Grand Slam semifinalist and an impressive player on indoor hard courts. The world no. 20 is looking for his first title in three years in Montpellier.
ATP Montpellier Tournament Schedule
|Day||Start of play||Round|
|Monday 3 February||12pm local/11am GMT||R1|
|Tuesday 4 February||12pm local/11am GMT||R1|
|Wednesday 5 February||12pm local/11am GMT||R1/R2|
|Thursday 6 February||12pm local/11am GMT||R2|
|Friday 7 February||12pm local/11am GMT||Quarterfinals|
|Saturday 8 February||3pm local/2pm GMT||Semifinals|
|Sunday 9 February||12.15pm local/11.15am GMT||Final|
ATP Montpellier Seeds
Here are the seeded players at the 2020 Open Sud de France.
|6||30||Pablo Carreno Busta|
About ATP Montpellier
After January’s fierce battles in the heat of the Australian summer, the focus of the ATP World Tour switches to European indoor hard courts in February and ATP Montpellier is a popular place to start the European indoor swing for the top players of men’s tennis. While some opt for the ‘Golden Swing’ of clay-court tournaments in Latin and South America, many of the ATP World Tour’s top players instead choose Europe and the indoor hard courts of Montpellier and Rotterdam – well-established, prestigious events which provide the perfect opportunity to perhaps brush off a disappointing start to the season and start afresh, with 250 ranking points and €501,345 in prize money on the line.
Played since 1987, the Open Sud de France relocated to Montpellier from Lyon in 2010 and in 2012 moved to a new, exciting multi-purpose venue called the ARENA which features a total capacity of 14,000 and seats 7,500 during the tournament.
The crowds that have shown up at the new Montpellier venue have been rewarded with some top-flight tennis in recent years and the upcoming 2017 Open Sud de France looks set to be no exception.
Ever since Yannick Noah captured the inaugural Open Sud de France title in Lyon in 1987, French players have had a strong presence at the tournament with seven French players winning the title over the years – Noah (1987), Arnaud Clement (2000), Paul-Henri Mathieu (2002), Richard Gasquet (2006, 2013, 2015 and 2016), Sebastian Grosjean (2007) and Gael Monfils (2010, 2014).
International stars have also shone at the Open Sud de France, with John McEnroe winning in 1989 and Pete Sampras capturing three consecutive titles in 1991-93 – a feat that has never since been equaled. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1996), Ivan Ljubicic (2001, 2009), Robin Soderling (2004), Andy Roddick (2005) and Tomas Berdych (2012) have all captured the title at the Open Sud de France in Lyon and Montpellier.
The 2015 edition of the Open Sud de France saw 2013 champion Richard Gasquet reclaim the title, following the disappointment of finishing as the runner-up to compatriot Gael Monfils in 2014. Gasquet faced fellow Frenchman and wildcard Lucas Pouille first up, before he overcame sixth ranked Denis Istomin to set up a final rematch with defending champion Monfils in the semis. However, this time Gasquet would avenge his 2014 loss in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, before going on to claim the title against fifth ranked Jerzy Janowicz (Janowicz retired at 0-3 in the finale).
Gasquet returned to the Open Sud de France in 2016. Despite having missed the beginning of the season, including the Australian Open, due to injury, Gasquet became the first man since Pete Sampras in 1993 to win back-to-back ATP Montpellier titles after second seed Marin Cilic was stunned in the second round by rising star Alexander Zverev. Zverev went on to make the semifinals but was defeated by former champion Paul-Henri Mathieu, who in turn fell to Gasquet 5-7, 4-6 in an all-French final. Zverev would go on to make amends in 2017 as he experienced a breakout season that saw him crack the world’s top four – and it all started in Montpellier as he toppled reigning champion Gasquet in straight sets in the final. Gasquet would make it back to the final once more in 2018, but unfortunately he finished second best for the second season running, with compatriot Lucas Pouille emerging triumphant with the silverware.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was only able to play a handful of tournaments in 2018 as he underwent knee surgery after retiring in the semifinals in Montpellier, but returned to the Open Sud de France in 2019 revived despite a ranking that had dropped outside the top 200. Granted a wildcard, the 210-ranked Tsonga came through a draw which included four compatriots and Radu Albot of Moldova in the semifinals, beating Pierre-Hugues Herbert to claim the Montpellier title after the tournament’s eighth all-French final.
ATP Montpellier Tournament Information
|Open Sud de France||ATP Montpellier|
|Dates||3-9 February 2020|
|Surface||Indoor hard courts|
|Draw size||32 singles/16 doubles|
|Most titles||Richard Gasquet (4)|
|Reigning singles champion||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga|
|Reigning doubles champions||Ivan Dodig/Edouard Roger-Vasselin|
Former ATP Montpellier Champions
Here is a complete list of former champions at the Open Sud de France.
Players still active in singles are given in bold.
|1987||Yannick Noah||Joakim Nystrom|
|1988||Yahiya Doumbia||Todd Nelson|
|1989||John McEnroe||Jakob Hlasek|
|1990||Marc Rosset||Mats Wilander|
|1991||Pete Sampras||Oliver Delaitre|
|1992||Pete Sampras (2)||Cedric Pioline|
|1993||Pete Sampras (3)||Cedric Pioline|
|1994||Marc Rosset (2)||Jim Courier|
|1995||Wayne Ferreira||Pete Sampras|
|1996||Yevgeny Kafelnikov||Arnaud Boetsch|
|1997||Fabrice Santoro||Tommy Haas|
|1998||Alex Corretja||Tommy Haas|
|1999||Nicolas Lapentti||Lleyton Hewitt|
|2000||Arnaud Clement||Patrick Rafter|
|2001||Ivan Ljubicic||Younes El Aynaoui|
|2002||Paul Henri-Mathieu||Gustavo Kuerten|
|2003||Rainer Schuttler||Arnaud Clement|
|2004||Robin Soderling||Xavier Malisse|
|2005||Andy Roddick||Gael Monfils|
|2006||Richard Gasquet||Marc Gicquel|
|2007||Sebastian Grosjean||Marc Gicquel|
|2008||Robin Soderling||Julien Benneteau|
|2009||Ivan Ljubicic (2)||Michael Llodra|
|2010||Gael Monfils||Ivan Ljubicic|
|2012||Tomas Berdych||Gael Monfils|
|2013||Richard Gasquet (2)||Benoit Paire|
|2014||Gael Monfils (2)||Richard Gasquet|
|2015||Richard Gasquet (3)||Jerzy Janowicz|
|2016||Richard Gasquet (4)||Paul-Henri Mathieu|
|2017||Alexander Zverev||Richard Gasquet|
|2018||Lucas Pouille||Richard Gasquet|
|2019||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Pierre-Hugues Herbert|
ATP Montpellier Ranking Points
Here are the ranking points awarded by the ATP for reaching various rounds at a 250 like the Open Sud de France.