Open Sud de France, Montpellier Prize Money 2023: All you need to know

The ATP 250 competition, which ran from February 6–12, included a total prize fund of 562,815€. The competition awarded 250 points to the winner. It took place in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region until 2009 when it bore the name Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon. After a one-year hiatus, the ATP 250 event returned to Montpellier in 2010 and then relocated to the Sud de France Arena, a multipurpose facility, in 2011. In this article, we’ll delve into the Open Sud de France 2023 prize money and its breakdown

What is the Montpellier Open

The Open Sud de France, commonly called the Montpellier Open, is a professional men’s tennis competition held indoors on hard courts. It takes place in Montpellier, France, every year and is presently a part of the ATP Tour 250 series. Established in 1987, the competition was first hosted in Lyon before moving to Montpellier in 2010.

Additionally, Eight French singles champions, including three-time winners Gaël Monfils and Richard Gasquet, have won the Montpellier Open in its first ten editions, demonstrating the tournament’s reputation for drawing elite players. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Murray, and David Ferrer are a few other prominent tournament winners.

Montpellier Open 2023 Prize Overview

In 2023, the Montpellier tennis tournament’s total prize money jumped to a whopping €562,815, a significant increase of 32.61% from the previous year. The champion of the Open Sud de France not only gained 250 ranking points but also earned an impressive €85,605.

This marked a substantial 86.6% pay increase compared to what Sasha Bublik took home the year before. Even players who didn’t make it past the first round saw a boost in their earnings, receiving €6,035—20.6% more than the previous year. It’s a win-win for everyone involved, showcasing the tournament’s commitment to acknowledging and rewarding the players for their efforts on the court.

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Open Sud de France 2023 Prize Money Breakdown

The table below details the prize money for this year’s ATP 250 event in Montpellier.

Singles

2023Prize Money $ USD% Change vs 2022
Winner$92,78386.6%
Runner Up$54,12755.5%
Semi Final$31,81638.0%
Quarter Final$18,43620.0%
Round 2$10,7087.7%
Round 1$6,54120.6%
Q2$3,27320.8%
Q1$1,78331.6%

Doubles

2023Prize Money % Change vs 2022
Winner€29,74082.9%
Runner-up€15,91036.3%
Semifinal€9,33024.2%
Quarterfinal€5,2204.4%
Round 1€3,0705.1%

Open Sud de France Total Prize Money History

YearTotal Prize Money% Change
2023€562,81532.61%
2022€427,6451.95%
2021€419,470-30.82%
2020€606,35015.6%
2019€524,3404.60%
2018€501,3454.00%
2017€482,0604.00%
2016€463,5205.50%
2015€439,4053.00%
2014€426,6054.00%
2013€410,2003.00%
2012€398,250-30.77%
2011No Tournament 
2010€575,250 

The Bottom Line!

The Open Sud de France 2023 marked a significant chapter in its history with a total prize fund of €562,815, reflecting a noteworthy 32.61% increase from the previous year. The champion not only earned 250 ranking points but also took home €85,605, an impressive 86.6% more than the winnings of the previous year’s victor. The competition, formerly known as the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, has evolved over the years, relocating to Montpellier in 2010 and finding a home at the Sud de France Arena in 2011. This year’s prize money breakdown reveals substantial increases for all participants.

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