Felix Auger-Aliases joins the Marseille 2020 star field
The 28th edition of Open 13 Provence in Marseille will be held from 17 to 23 February 2020 in Marseille's Palais des sports de Marseille. The event started in 1993 with Boris Becker, Eugene Kafelnikov, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Jo. - Wilfried Tsonga, Robin Soderling, Juan Martin del Potro and Nick Kyrgios are among the outstanding masters.
The organizers have worked hard to build the strongest possible field for the next edition, signing five great players who should be in the title race within four months. After visiting US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev, another top 10 star Karen Khachanov and triple champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, they went on to join two young Canadians as Felix Auger-Alias followed Denis Shapovalov to become the fifth certified player in the 2020 edition. from this prestigious indoor tournament.
World No. 19 plays for the second time in Marseille, losing to Thomas Fabbiano in straight set-up in 2018 in his second ATP tournament and hoping for a much deeper run next February. Felix has had incredible success in the last couple of seasons, standing as a new generation leader born around 2000, reaching three ATP Finals in 2019 and winning 36 matches.
Felix, who has been out of the top 100 since the start of the year, took some time to find the form he wanted, leaving behind a few early departures and heading to the ATP 500 in Rio, losing to Laslo Djere. but earning points to find yourself in the top 60.
In Miami, Auger-Alias became one of the youngest Masters 1000 semi-finalists to take another surface and stand on the edge of the finals after both sets were broken by John Isner to lose in just two draws.
In Lyon, Benoit Paire stopped the Canadian in the title match and Felix was in second Stuttgard, suffering a close loss to Matteo Berrettin and showing his skills on the grass. There were no results there in recent months and Felix is trying to make it to the final events of the season before attacking even higher goals in 2020 and changing that first ATP title.