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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.

Trophée des Alpilles
2016 Trophée des Alpilles
ATP Challenger Tour
Event nameSt. Remy
LocationSaint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
VenueTennis Club de
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
CategoryATP Challenger Tour
SurfaceHard
Draw32S/32Q/16D
Prize money€42,500
WebsiteWebsite
2006 Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis was the men's singles champion in 2009.

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HistoryEdit

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 finalsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trophée des Alpilles - plaquette commerciale" (PDF). tropheedesalpilles.fr. Trophée des Alpilles. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-21. 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). Archived from the original on 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2009-11-21.

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