The Metz Tournament, officially the Moselle Open, is a tennis tournament held in France on the ATP calendar in early October. It has been played on a hard surface since the 2003 season. It is currently on the men's calendar in the ATP 250 category.
Hard Court (Indoors)
All Metz Champions
|2003||Arnaud Clément||Fernando González||6-3 1-6 6-3|
|2004||Jérôme Haehnel||Richard Gasquet||7-6(9) 6-4|
|2005||Ivan Ljubičić||Gaël Monfils||7-6(7) 6-0|
|2006||Novak Djokovic||Jürgen Melzer||4-6 6-3 6-2|
|2007||Tommy Robredo||Andy Murray||0-6 6-2 6-3|
|2008||Dmitry Tursunov||Paul-Henri Mathieu||7-6(6) 1-6 6-4|
|2009||Gaël Monfils||Philipp Kohlschreiber||7-6(1) 3-6 6-2|
|2010||Gilles Simon||Mischa Zverev||6-3 6-2|
|2011||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Ivan Ljubičić||6-3 6-7(4) 6-3|
|2012||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Andreas Seppi||6-1 6-2|
|2013||Gilles Simon||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||6-4 6-3|
|2014||David Goffin||João Sousa||6-4 6-3|
|2015||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Gilles Simon||7-6(5) 1-6 6-2|
|2016||Lucas Pouille||Dominic Thiem||7-6(5) 6-2|
|2017||Peter Gojowczyk||Benoît Paire||7-5 6-2|
|2018||Gilles Simon||Matthias Bachinger||7-6(2) 6-1|
|2019||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Aljaž Bedene||6-7(4) 7-6(4) 6-3|
In the 1980s, Metz hosted the Grand Prix tournament five times (every two years). Grand Tennis returned to Metz in 2003, when the tournament previously held in Toulouse was moved there. The tournament in Toulouse was discontinued after an explosion at a local nitrogen fertilizer plant severely damaged the city's sports complex. The new tournament was given the basic ATP International category. The venue is the newly built Arènes de Metz Sports Complex, with a main court seating capacity of 4,500.
The tournament director is former professional tennis player Julien Boutté.
Winners and finalists
Over the years, the tournament in Metz was dominated by the home team. The French have won five singles titles in a row from 2009 to 2013, including Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga twice each, and two more French victories came in the first draws of the tournament. With a win in 2019, Tsonga holds the record for most singles victories, bringing his total to four. Second is also Frenchman Gilles Simon, who took his third title in 2018.
In 2010 for the first time in the history of the doubles tournament there was not a single local pair in the finals.
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