This Saturday, the pair of Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin qualified for the final at the expense of N. Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan from India. They will face the Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Fabrice Martin in a final that will mark the 30th anniversary of the tournament!
The Open 13 Provence is the tournament of the revival for Hubert Hurkacz. After qualifying on Saturday against the 50th player in the world, Hubi doesn't intend to stop there and says to the microphone: "I'm back. The player will have to work hard to win a seventh title as he faces a Frenchman and a crowd that has already found their way to the top. The Polish player, who had his back against the wall in the first two rounds and played a full match against Alexander Bublik, will do everything he can to win his first final of the year in Marseille.
Opposite him will be Benjamin Bonzi. He defeated his compatriot Luca Van Assche in the first round, then made a good challenge by knocking out the powerful Maxime Cressy and hit even harder in the quarter-finals against Australian Alex de Minaur. Confident, he says: "The Pune tournament made me grow, and today I feel capable of going all the way! Bonzi is at home here and will try to topple the great Hurkacz to win the biggest title of his career!
In 2003, the mythical Roger Federer lifted the trophy, 10 years later it was Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who put his name on the trophy for a second time.
For the 30th anniversary of the tournament, who will become a legend?