Open 13 Facts and Trivia

Open 13 Facts and Trivia — The Palais des sports de Marseille (photo by Sindy Thomas)

Open 13 Facts and Trivia — The Palais des sports de Marseille (photo by Sindy Thomas)

The Open 13 is an ATP World Tour 250 series event held annually in Marseilles, France. This indoor hard court tournament is one of five French tournaments held in late February. Now, let’s get into our Open 13 facts and trivia.

Open 13 Facts

Founded

Open 13 first took place in 1993. The tournament was a labour of love for former player, Jean-François Caujolle. As of 2017, Jean remains director of the tournament.

Organisation

Since it’s founding, Open 13 has been part of the ATP World Series (1993—1997), the ATP International Series (1998—2008), and finally the ATP World Tour 250 series from 2009 to present day.

What’s in a Name?

The 13 in Open 13 stems from the postal code of the Bouches-du-Rhône region. Marseilles, where the tournament is held, is that capital of that region.

Prize Money

The total prize money on offer at Open 13 is €620,660. The competition is men’s singles and doubles only.

Venue

The Palais des Sports de Marseille is the host of Open 13. The venue is a multi-purpose indoor arena with a capacity of 5,800.

Champions

The current record for most Open 13 titles is held jointly by Marc Rosset and Thomas Enqvist. They each have three titles to their name, though Rosset is perhaps more notable for having won the first two Open 13 tournaments.

National Pride

Eight Frenchmen have lifted the Open 13 trophy during its history, the most recent one being Gilles Simon in 2015. French players have also gone home with the runner’s up prize on ten occasions.

National Success

France top the leader board of winner with the aforementioned eight champions. Just behind them sits Sweden with five Open 13 champions. Switzerland fill out the top three with four.

Just to be thorough, the remainder of nations on the Open 13 winner’s board all have one each. They are Slovakia, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Argentina, Latvia, and most recently, Australia.

 

That’s it. We’re fresh out of Open 13 facts and trivia for now. We’ll keep this page updated, however, so if you have a nugget of information that belongs on this page, drop a comment below.

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