Fils Earns BNP Paribas Primrose Trophy In Bordeaux

Arthur Filx (photo: BNP Paribas Primrose)


The 15th edition of the BNP Paribas Primrose concluded this Sunday on the Agence Côte Ouest Central Court in an electric and festive atmosphere. Numerous and enthusiastic spectators filled the stands to witness the final clashes of this ATP Challenger 175 clay-court tournament.

French teenager Arthur Fils claimed the title on home soil in Bordeaux, winning the championship match against second favourite Pedro Martinez of Spain 6-2, 6-3. The 19-year-old top seed fired 10 aces and won 74 per cent of his first-service points to prevail afater one hour and 26 minutes.

Fils battled his way into the final after a first-round bye with victories over Botic van de Zandschulp from the Netherlands, Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia and his compatriot Gregoire Barrere.

By winning his second ATP Challenger Tour career title following his maiden triumph in Oeiras, Portugal and in addition to his ATP Tour crown on home soil in Lyon, Fils pocketed a prize purse of €30,330 as well as 175 ATP Ranking points.

The 15th edition of the tournament offered a total prize money of €205,000 and was held at the Villa Primrose Bordeaux, located in southwestern France. The region is renowned for its exceptional wine, historic architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. Highlights of the city include the majestic Place de la Bourse, the Gothic Saint-André Cathedral, and the contemporary Cité du Vin, a museum dedicated to the world of wine. Bordeaux’s lively quays along the Garonne River, bustling markets, and renowned gastronomy make it a captivating destination for both history enthusiasts and epicurean travelers.