Montpellier 2023: Men's draw, schedule, players, prize money breakdown and more | Open Sud de France
The 2023 Open Sud de France will be held in Montpellier from February 6-12. It is one of three ATP tournaments taking place this week, with other events being hosted in Dallas and Cordoba.
World No. 9 Holger Rune is the only top-10 player in action here and leads the pack as the top seed. But there are plenty of other notable names in the mix, including Jannik Sinner and Roberto Bautista Agut.
Alexander Bublik claimed his maiden ATP title here last year and has returned to defend his crown. Alexander Zverev, who was defeated by the Kazakh in the final, is amiss this time around.
On that note, here's all the key information about the tournament:
What is the Open Sud de France?
The tournament was initially known as the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon. It was held in Lyon from its inception in 1987 until 2009. Since 2010, Montpellier has been the host city for the event.
It is part of the ATP 250 series of tournaments and is one of four such events taking place in France. It features a 28-player draw and is played on indoor hardcourts. Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick and Richard Gasquet are some of the former champions here. This will be the 36th edition of the tournament.
The Open Sud de France will be held at the Arena Montpellier in Montpellier, France.
Holger Rune and Borna Coric are the two highest seeds in the top half of the draw and are recipients of first-round byes. The former is likely to meet Marc-Andrea Huesler in the second round, while the latter could face either Maxime Cressy or Arthur Rinderknech.
Alexander Bublik will commence his title defense against Gregoire Barrere in the opening round. Jannik Sinner and Roberto Bautista Agut headline the bottom half of the draw and have received first-round byes as well. The Italian is expected to face Marton Fucsovics in the second round, in what could be a rematch of their Australian Open epic from a few weeks ago.
Notable first-round matches in this section include Aslan Karatsev going up against Filip Krajinovic and Lorenzo Sonego squaring off against Benjamin Bonzi. The official draw can be found here.
The main-draw action will commence on Monday, February 6. The first and second round matches will continue until Thursday.
The quarterfinals, semifinals and final will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The doubles final will begin at 12:30 pm local time on Sunday, followed by the singles final at 3 pm local time.
The total prize money for this year's edition of the Open Sud de France is €562,815 with a total of 250 ranking points up for grabs.
Here's a detailed breakdown of the prize money and points:
Where to watch
Viewers in the US, Canada and Australia can watch the Open Sud de France live on the following channels and sites:
USA: All matches will be broadcast on Tennis Channel.
Australia: Viewers Down Under can catch all the action live on beIN Sports.
Canada: Viewers in Canada can watch all the matches on TSN.
For more information regarding the broadcast of matches, click here.