Trophée des Alpilles

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Trophée des Alpilles
2014 Trophée des Alpilles
ATP Challenger Tour
Event name St. Remy
Location Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Venue Tennis Club de
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Category ATP Challenger Tour
Surface Hard
Draw 32S/32Q/16D
Prize money €42,500
Website Website
2006 Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis was the men's singles champion in 2009.

The Trophée des Alpilles is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is currently part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. It is held annually at the Tennis Club de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, since 2009.

History[edit]

The creation of an ATP Challenger Tour event in the Provence region had been envisioned for several years by several tennis tournaments organisers, as well as former World No. 4, Marseille-born Sébastien Grosjean, before the project came to life during 2008 and 2009 when the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence organisers, sponsored by Grosjean, met with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) to discuss the introduction of such an event in the calendar.[1][2]

The €42,500 tournament was set in the time slot of the second week of the US Open in September, to allow players eliminated in the qualifications or in the early rounds to compete in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. As a follow-up to the US Open, the event uses the same tennis balls, and outdoor hard courts similar to the ones of the American Grand Slam.[2] For the 2009 inaugural edition, the line up, attracted with the help of Grosjean, included Top 100 players Björn Phau and Adrian Mannarino or former Wimbledon semifinalists Marcos Baghdatis and Xavier Malisse, who both reached the singles final, in which Baghdatis eventually won his second title on the 2009 ATP Challenger Tour.[2]

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014 France Nicolas Mahut France Vincent Millot 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–3
2013 France Marc Gicquel Italy Matteo Viola 6–4, 6–3
2012 France Josselin Ouanna Italy Flavio Cipolla 6–4, 7–5
2011 France Édouard Roger-Vasselin France Arnaud Clément 6–4, 6–3
2010 Poland Jerzy Janowicz France Édouard Roger-Vasselin 3–6, 7–6(10–8), 7–6(8–6)
2009 Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis Belgium Xavier Malisse 6–4, 6–1

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2014 France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Russia Konstantin Kravchuk
France David Guez
France Martin Vaisse
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
2013 France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Albano Olivetti
France Marc Gicquel
France Josselin Ouanna
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [15–13]
2012 Lithuania Laurynas Grigelis
Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik
Spain Jordi Marsé-Vidri
Spain Carles Poch-Gradin
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–6]
2011 France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
France Arnaud Clément
France Nicolas Renavand
6–0, 4–6, [10–7]
2010 Luxembourg Gilles Müller
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Latvia Andis Juška
Latvia Deniss Pavlovs
6–0, 2–6, [13–11]
2009 Czech Republic Jiří Krkoška
Slovakia Lukáš Lacko
Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Belgium Niels Desein
6–1, 3–6, [10–3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trophée des Alpilles - plaquette commerciale" (PDF). tropheedesalpilles.fr. Trophée des Alpilles. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  2. ^ a b c Weinstein, Eli (2009-09-15). "Coup d’essai et coup de maître". ti.fft.fr. Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT). Retrieved 2009-11-21. 

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