A stunning field is set to perform at the 2019 Marseille Open in February. A few days ago the organizers had announced their first two players, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka, now many more. Starting from Stan Wawrinka, who will try to go far this time after that in 2018 he retired down one set to Ilya Ivashka due to a knee injury.
Due to his early loss, Wawrinka had decided to give his appearance fee to a children charity association, despite the organizers - although they appreciated it - didn't want him to do it. A lot of younger players are committed to the French tournament including the 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov, the 21-year-old Borna Coric, Hyeon Chung, Karen Khachanov, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Kyle Edmund.
All of them got great results over the last months: Coric reached his maiden Masters 1000 final at the Shanghai Masters losing to Novak Djokovic, Tsitsipas lost the Toronto final to Rafael Nadal while Edmund won his first career title at the Antwerp Open last week beating Gael Monfils.
Also Gael Monfils, the three-time winner Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the defending champion Karen Khachanov and the defending finalist Lucas Pouille will play. Last year Khachanov defeated Pouille 7-5 in the third set. David Goffin, who did not play in Marseille this year due to an elbow issue that happened during the semifinals match against Grigor Dimitrov, will make his comeback as well.
Murray will play probably in Rotterdam as well. Marseille entry list will come out in January, but that's definitely a great line-up considering also that this is a "transition" period between the Australian Open and Indian Wells.