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The Marseille Open, also called the Open 13 Provence, is an indoor hard court event held in Marseille, France, belonging to the ATP 250 category, which is played in February.

Date: 5 - 11 February
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Hard
Location: Marseille, France
Venue: Palais des sports de Marseille
Players: 32 players (ATP Entry List)
Prize Money: 724,015€ (Distribution Overview)
Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw
Official website: https://www.open13.fr/

The event is broadly known as the Marseille Open, as the sponsors for the tournament changed over the years. It was first held in 1993 when Marc Rosset won the inaugural edition of the tournament.

The event takes place in the Palais des Sports de Marseille, which has a capacity of 5,800 seats for the biggest court. The most successful players at the event were Rosset, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Thomas Enqvist, who all won the event three times.

The tournament is generally held in February and sees a pretty good field of players competing for the title in the French city, which is also the reason why the tournament is called the Open 13 Provence since the number 13 represents the number of Bouches-du-Rhône department, which Marseille is the capital of.

It's one of the three ATP 250 tournaments held in France alongside the Moselle Open and the Lyon Open, and fans in Marseille got to see many great players win the event over the years, such as Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Boris Becker, and Juan Martin del Potro.

The tournament was won by great players also after the retirement of the majority of these legends, after the so-called next generation of players took over, with the likes Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, and Hubert Hurkacz adding their names to the growing list of the champions at this ATP 250 tournament.

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