The ATP Tour will return to Dallas, Texas, for the primary time in additional than 30 years subsequent season when considered one of America’s longest-running tournaments takes anchor within the Lone Star state because the Dallas Open. The ATP 250, the one indoor tour-level occasion in the US, will probably be held on the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Advanced at Southern Methodist College.
The match, which will probably be held from 6-13 February 2022, had been performed in New York for the previous three years. It has a storied historical past, with former champions together with legends John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Michael Chang, Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori.
The Dallas Open marks the return of ATP Tour tennis to Dallas for the primary time since 1989. The World Championship of Tennis Finals was held in Dallas from 1971-89.
“GF Sports activities & Leisure is proud to deliver the Dallas Open, an elite ATP Tour match, to the premier Styslinger/Altec Tennis Advanced in Dallas, starting in 2022,” Match Director Peter Lebedevs mentioned. “The Dallas Open will shine a worldwide highlight on the town and be far more than a one-week tennis match. Along with leisure programming and distinctive experiential alternatives all through the match, our partnership with SMU and dedication to the neighborhood will probably be year-round and embody enterprise, neighborhood, tennis initiatives and occasions. We want to thank the Metropolis of Dallas, our companions at SMU and the ATP for the unimaginable assist throughout this course of to assist us deliver this world-class tennis occasion to a world-class metropolis.”
John Isner, Match Director Peter Lebedevs, Monica Paul of the Dallas Sports activities Fee, SMU Athletic Director Rick Hart and NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki on the Dallas Open reveal press convention. Photograph: Alex Smith for Dallas Open.
The Isner Household Basis, established by 15-time ATP Tour Champion John Isner and his household, will function a non-profit accomplice for the occasion. The Isner Household Basis offers monetary assist for certified households to acquire requirements, comparable to meals, clothes, transportation, handy lodging, automotive seats and medical provides, whereas their youngsters are underneath the care of Youngsters’s Well being, one of many largest and most prestigious pediatric well being care suppliers within the nation and the main pediatric well being care system in North Texas.
“I’m excited to have an ATP Tour occasion in my house metropolis and to indicate off Dallas to the opposite gamers on the Tour. The Styslinger/Altec Tennis Advanced is a premier venue. The gamers are actually going to take pleasure in enjoying there in entrance of a educated tennis crowd,” mentioned Isner, who was readily available for Wednesday’s announcement. “I’m additionally proud to have the Isner Household Basis be one of many non-profit companions for the Dallas Open, and I’m wanting ahead to the constructive influence the occasion can have on the area people.”
ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi mentioned, “It’s thrilling to have ATP Tour tennis coming to Dallas, a metropolis with such a wealthy sporting tradition and powerful roots in tennis. This is a crucial alternative for tennis to proceed partaking its passionate American fanbase and we stay up for watching the Dallas Open set up itself in its new house from subsequent season.”
The waitlist for Dallas Open premium hospitality and tickets is now dwell. Followers can go to www.dallasopen.com to affix the precedence waitlist, and observe the occasion on social media @DALOpenTennis for all future updates.