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Open de Nice Côte d'Azur

The ATP Nice Open (or Open de Nice Côte d'Azur in French) was an ATP World Tour 250 series and, formerly, Grand Prix tennis circuit affiliated men's tennis tournament. It was held in Nice, France at the Nice Lawn Tennis Club and played on outdoor clay courts. The last singles champion is Dominic Thiem from Austria.

Open de Nice Côte d'Azur
Tournament information
Founded1971
Abolished2016
LocationNice
France
VenueNice Lawn Tennis Club
CategoryGrand Prix
ATP World Series
ATP World Tour 250 series
SurfaceClay / outdoors
Draw32S / 32Q / 16D
Prize money€450,000
WebsiteOpenNiceCotedAzur.com

Originally part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit between 1970 and 1989. The event was played under various (sponsored) names from 1971 through 1995. In 2010 Nice became the location of a World Tour 250 series clay court tournament, replacing the Interwetten Austrian Open in Kitzbühel, Austria on the ATP calendar. It was scheduled a week before the French Open. In November 2016 it was announced that the tournament would be replaced on the 2017 calendar by a new event in Lyon because the venue in Nice at the Nice Lawn Tennis Club could not be expanded.[1][2][3]

Ilie Năstase, Björn Borg, Henri Leconte and Dominic Thiem have each won the singles title twice.

Past finalsEdit

 
Central Court Nice Lawn Tennis Club
 
Central Court

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score Name
1971   Ilie Năstase   Jan Kodeš 10–8, 11–9, 6–1 Nice International Championships
1972   Ilie Năstase   Jan Kodeš 6–0, 6–4, 6–3
1973   Manuel Orantes   Adriano Panatta 7–6, 5–7, 4–6, 7–6, 12–10 Craven International Championships
1974 Not held
1975   Dick Crealy   Iván Molina 7–6, 6–4, 6–3 Nice International Championships
1976   Corrado Barazzutti   Jan Kodeš 6–2, 2–6, 5–7, 7–6, 8–6
1977   Björn Borg   Guillermo Vilas 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–0
1978   José Higueras   Yannick Noah 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 Montano-Snauwaert International Championships
1979   Víctor Pecci   John Alexander 6–3, 6–2, 7–5 Nice International Open
1980   Björn Borg   Manuel Orantes 6–2, 6–0, 6–1
1981   Yannick Noah   Mario Martínez 6–4, 6–2 Donnay International Open
1982   Balázs Taróczy   Yannick Noah 6–2, 3–6, 13–11 Nice International Open
1983   Henrik Sundström   Manuel Orantes 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
1984   Andrés Gómez   Henrik Sundström 6–1, 6–4
1985   Henri Leconte   Víctor Pecci 6–4, 6–4
1986   Emilio Sánchez   Paul McNamee 6–1, 6–3
1987   Kent Carlsson   Emilio Sánchez 7–6, 6–3
1988   Henri Leconte   Jérôme Potier 6–2, 6–2 Swatch Open
1989   Andrei Chesnokov   Jérôme Potier 6–4, 6–4
1990   Juan Aguilera   Guy Forget 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 Philips Open
1991   Martín Jaite   Goran Prpić 3–6, 7–6, 6–3
1992   Gabriel Markus   Javier Sánchez 6–4, 6–4
1993   Marc-Kevin Goellner   Ivan Lendl 1–6, 6–4, 6–2
1994   Alberto Berasategui   Jim Courier 6–4, 6–2
1995   Marc Rosset   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 6–0
1996–2009 Not held
2010   Richard Gasquet   Fernando Verdasco 6–3, 5–7, 7–6(7–5) Open de Nice Côte d'Azur
2011   Nicolás Almagro   Victor Hănescu 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–3
2012   Nicolás Almagro   Brian Baker 6–3, 6–2
2013   Albert Montañés   Gaël Monfils 6–0, 7–6(7–3)
2014   Ernests Gulbis   Federico Delbonis 6–1, 7–6(7–5)
2015   Dominic Thiem   Leonardo Mayer 6–7(8–10), 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
2016   Dominic Thiem   Alexander Zverev 6–4, 3–6, 6–0
2017 replaced by Lyon Open

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1971   Ion Țiriac
  Ilie Năstase
  Pierre Barthès
  François Jauffret
6–3, 6–3
1972   Jan Kodeš
  Stan Smith
  Frew McMillan
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–3, 7–5
1973   Manuel Orantes
  Juan Gisbert Sr.
  Patrice Beust
  Daniel Contet
7–5, 6–1
1974 Not held
1975   Marcello Lara
  Joaquín Loyo Mayo
  Iván Molina
  Jairo Velasco Sr.
7–6, 6–7, 8–6
1976   Patrice Dominguez
  François Jauffret
  Wojciech Fibak
  Karl Meiler
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
1977   Ion Țiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
  Chris Kachel
  Chris Lewis
6–4, 6–1
1978   Patrice Dominguez
  François Jauffret
  Jan Kodeš
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 6–0
1979   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
  Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–1, 4–6, 6–2
1980   Kim Warwick
  Chris Delaney
  Stanislav Birner
  Jiří Hřebec
6–4, 6–0
1981   Yannick Noah
  Pascal Portes
  Chris Lewis
  Pavel Složil
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1982   Yannick Noah
  Henri Leconte
  Paul McNamee
  Balázs Taróczy
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
1983   Libor Pimek
  Bernard Boileau
  Bernard Fritz
  Jean-Louis Haillet
6–3, 6–4
1984   Jan Gunnarsson
  Michael Mortensen
  Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
6–1, 7–5
1985   Claudio Panatta
  Pavel Složil
  Loïc Courteau
  Guy Forget
3–6, 6–3, 8–6
1986   Jakob Hlasek
  Pavel Složil
  Gary Donnelly
  Colin Dowdeswell
6–3, 3–6, 11–9
1987   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
  Claudio Mezzadri
  Gianni Ocleppo
6–3, 6–3
1988   Guy Forget
  Henri Leconte
  Heinz Günthardt
  Diego Nargiso
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1989   Ricki Osterthun
  Udo Riglewski
  Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
7–6, 6–7, 6–1
1990   Alberto Mancini
  Yannick Noah
  Marcelo Filippini
  Horst Skoff
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1991   Rikard Bergh
  Jan Gunnarsson
  Vojtěch Flégl
  Nicklas Utgren
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
1992   Patrick Galbraith
  Scott Melville
  Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
1993   David Macpherson
  Laurie Warder
  Shelby Cannon
  Scott Melville
3–4 ret
1994   Javier Sánchez
  Mark Woodforde
  Hendrik Jan Davids
  Piet Norval
7–5, 6–3
1995   Cyril Suk
  Daniel Vacek
  Luke Jensen
  David Wheaton
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
1996–2009 Not held
2010   Marcelo Melo
  Bruno Soares
  Rohan Bopanna
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
1–6, 6–3, [10–5]
2011   Eric Butorac
  Jean-Julien Rojer
  Santiago González
  David Marrero
6–3, 6–4
2012   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
  Oliver Marach
  Filip Polášek
7–6(7–5), 6–3
2013   Johan Brunström
  Raven Klaasen
  Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
6–3, 6–2
2014   Martin Kližan
  Philipp Oswald
  Rohan Bopanna
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–2, 6–0
2015   Mate Pavić
  Michael Venus
  Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [10–8]
2016   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
  Mate Pavić
  Michael Venus
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lyon to replace ATP 250 Nice". Tennis TourTalk. 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ Luigi Gatto (27 October 2016). "Lyon to replace Nice in the ATP Calendar: it only needs to be official". TennisWorld.
  3. ^ "Un tournoi à Lyon pour remplacer celui de Nice". Le Figaro (in French). 10 November 2016.

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