July 12, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

After just one event last week, with it being Davis Cup week, the ATP Tour returns full force with three – indoors on hard in Marseille and Dallas, and outdoors on clay in Cordoba.

Despite being a 250, Marseille has an impressive field, which includes both Canadians – Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov.

And Gasquet v Bautista Agut, a battle of mid-30-somethings once at the top of the game but now scrambling to get back there, was the spotlight evening match.

Former top-10s Goffin and Pouille battled it out … in the qualifying.

(Marseille is 6 hours ahead of EST, Cordoba two hours ahead, and Dallas an hour behind)

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Open 13 Provence
Location: Marseille, France
Category: ATP Tour 250
Surface: Indoor Hard
Dates:  Feb. 5 – 11, 2024
Prize money: €801,335
Draws: S28 / D16

Monday, Feb. 5, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

[6] Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) def. [ALT] Maximilian Marterer (GER) 64 62

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) def Richard Gasquet (FRA) 63 75
Alexander Shevchenko (KAZ) def. [WC] Benjamin Bonzi (FRA) 76 (4) 64

Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

[3] Maxime Cressy (USA) def. [ALT] Martin Damm (USA) 64 64  ([ALT] Arthur Rinderknech)
[1] Hugo Gaston (FRA) def. [ALT] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 36 62 63 ([WC] Denis Shapovalov)
[4] David Goffin  (BEL) def [WC] Lucas Pouille (FRA) 75 63 ([8] Jiri Lehecka)
[6] Hugo Grenier (FRA) def [2] Giulio Zeppieri (ITA) 36 75 63 (Sebastian Korda)

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Dallas Open
Location: Dallas, Texas
Category: ATP Tour 250
Surface: Indoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 5 – 11, 2024
Prize money: $841,590
Draws: S28 / D16

Monday, Feb. 5, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

[6] Max Purcell (AUS) def. [WC] Mitchell Krueger (USA) 62 46 76 (3)

Taro Daniel (JPN) def. Constant Lestienne (FRA) 46 64 50 retd

Doubles, first round

Anirudh Chandrasekar / Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) def [2] Nathaniel Lammons / Jackson Withrow (USA) 64 76 (2)

[1] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Neal Skupski  (GBR) def Reese Stalder / Evan King (USA) 63 76 (4)

[WC] Emilio Nava / Ben Shelton (USA) def. [WC] Huntley Allen  / Julian Noah Steinhausen (USA) 64 67 (6) [10-8]

Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

[8] Steve Johnson (USA) def [1] Terence Atmane (FRA)  63 67 (4) 64 ([5] Chris Eubanks)
[3] Nicolas Moreno De Alboran (USA) def. [5] Denis Kudla (USA) 64 67 (4) 64 (Marcos Giron)
[2] Emilio Nava (USA) def [7] Marco Trungelliti (ARG) 63 46 64 (Michael Mmoh)
Tennys Sandgren (USA) def [6] Illya Marchenko (UKR) 75 76 (5) (Alex Michelsen)

[LL] Denis Kudla (USA) (Radu Albot)

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Cordoba Open
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Category: ATP Tour 250
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Dates: Feb. 5 – 11, 2024
Prize money: $640,705
Draws: S28 / D16

Monday, Feb. 5, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

[Q] Facundo Bagnis (ARG) def [WC] Juan Manuel Cerundolo (ARG) 64 62
Hugo Dellien (BOL) def Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) 64 26 63
Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG) def. [Q] Federico Agustin Gomez (ARG) 61 64
Jaume Munar (ESP) def. Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) 62 64
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) def Pedro Cachin (ARG) 64 36 61

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