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Internationaux du Doubs – Open de Franche-Comté

The Internationaux du Doubs – Open de Franche-Comté was a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was part of the ATP Challenger Series (renamed the ATP Challenger Tour in 2009). It was held annually in Thise near Besançon, France, as a Satellite from 1996 to 1998 and as a Challenger from 1999 until 2009.

Internationaux du Doubs – Open de Franche-Comté
ATP Challenger Tour
Event nameBesançon
LocationThise, France
VenuePôle Espoir Trébignon
CategoryATP Challenger Tour
SurfaceHard (i)
Draw32S/28Q/16D
Prize money€106,500+H
Websitewww.tmi.fft.fr
Marc Gicquel was one of seven Frenchmen to take the singles in the event's twelve editions (one of five in the event's nine editions as a Challenger)
Croat Ivan Ljubičić was the first player to win the singles title after the event became a Challenger tournament

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2010 Not held
2009   Kristof Vliegen   Andreas Beck 6–2, 6–7(6), 6–3
2008   Marc Gicquel   Alexander Peya 7–6(2), 6–4
2007   Ernests Gulbis   Édouard Roger-Vasselin 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
2006   Nicolas Mahut   Frank Dancevic 6–3, 6–4
2005   Gaël Monfils   Christophe Rochus 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
2004   Tomáš Berdych   Julien Benneteau 6–3, 6–1
2003   Cyril Saulnier   Eric Taino 7–6(8), 6–4
2002 Not held
2001 Not held
2000   Julien Boutter   Julian Knowle 6–4, 7–6(4)
1999   Ivan Ljubičić   Lionel Roux 6–4, 6–2
1998   Nicolas Thomann   Nicolas Guillaume 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
1997   Sébastien Grosjean   Nicolas Thomann 2–6, 7–5, 6–4
1996   Aleksandar Kitinov   Lionel Barthez 6–4, 6–4

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2010 Not held
2009   Karol Beck
  Jaroslav Levinský
  David Škoch
  Igor Zelenay
2–6, 7–5, 10–7
2008   Philipp Petzschner
  Alexander Peya
  Yves Allegro
  Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–1
2007   Christopher Kas
  Alexander Peya
  Grégory Carraz
  Gilles Müller
6–4, 6–4
2006   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Petzschner
  Jean-Claude Scherrer
  Lovro Zovko
6–2, 6–2
2005   Jason Marshall
  Huntley Montgomery
  Michal Mertiňák
  Jean-Claude Scherrer
6–7(7), 6–2, 6–3
2004   Alexander Waske
  Rogier Wassen
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Gilles Elseneer
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
2003   Jonathan Erlich
  Julian Knowle
  Richard Gasquet
  Nicolas Mahut
6–3, 6–4
2002 Not held
2001 Not held
2000   Julien Boutter
  Michaël Llodra
  Stefano Pescosolido
  Vincenzo Santopadre
6–4, 6–7(6), 7–6(5)
1999   Juan Ignacio Carrasco
  Jairo Velasco, Jr.
  Martín García
  Cristiano Testa
6–1, 7–6
1998   Justin Bower
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Henrik Andersson
  Radek Štěpánek
w/o
1997   Lionel Barthez
  Grégory Carraz
  Ivo Heuberger
  Alexandre Strambini
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
1996   Lionel Barthez
  Stéphane Simian
  Wade McGuire
  Michael Sell
6–3, 6–7, 6–4

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