By far the highest-ranked player in the draw is Marcel Granollers. The presence of the world number 36 in Tunisia is a little surprising, but it may be that he is hoping to regain some confidence in his singles play after a 2013 that has been full of first and second round losses.
The next highest-ranked player at the Tunis Open is Germany’s Benjamin Becker, who hasn’t won a a match since early February. Also hoping for a boost on the red clay is Nicolas Mahut, perhaps most famous for losing the longest ever tennis match at Wimbledon a few years ago.
Total prize money at the Tunis Open is $125,000, and the tournament champion will walk away with 125 ranking points.