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Dallas To Host New Men’s Professional Tennis Tournament Beginning In 2022 Replacing New York Open

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: John Isner of the United States hits a forehand to Stefanos Tsitsipas of ... [+] ATP Tour via Getty Images
Professional tennis is returning to Dallas for the first time since 1989.

Beginning in 2022, the Dallas Open will replace the New York Open as an ATP 250 men’s tennis tournament at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex at SMU. Sponsored by GF Sports & Entertainment, the event will run Feb. 6-13, 2022 and will feature over 60 world-class ATP Tour professionals and be televised worldwide to more than 100 countries.

The Dallas Open will be the only ATP Tour indoor championship in the United States, and one of only 10 total states-side events. The tournament, previously held as the New York Open, is one of the longest-running American tournaments on the ATP Tour.

The New York Open, which ran at the Nassau Coliseum from 2018-20, was the only other men’s pro event in New York in recent years besides the U.S. Open, but never really caught on and struggled to attract fans.

The event’s hiistory features some of the top names in tennis, including legends John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agass, Andy Roddick, Michael Chang, and Andy Murray, and a current generation of stars like Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, and Reilly Opelka.

"I am excited to have an ATP Tour event in my home city and to show off Dallas to the other players on the tour,” said Dallas resident John Isner, currently ranked No. 34 in the world. “The Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex is a premier venue, the players are really going to enjoy playing there in front of a knowledgeabletennis crowd. I am also proud to have the Isner Family Foundation be one of the non-profit partners for the Dallas Open, and looking forward to the positive impact the event will have on the local community."
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The Isner Family Foundation, established by Isner and his family, will serve as anon-profit partner for the event. The Isner Family Foundation provides financial support for qualified families to obtain necessities, such as meals, clothing, transportation, convenient lodging, car seats and medical supplies, while their children are under the care of Children’s Health, one of the largest and most prestigious pediatric health care providers in the country and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas.

The Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex opened in 2015 and is a preeminent, top-tier facility with both indoor and outdoor courts as well as a training center.The Dallas Open marks the return of ATP Tour level tennis to Dallas for the first time since 1989.

The World Championship of Tennis Finals were held in Dallas from 1971-89. The tournament was held at SMU’s Moody Coliseum for nine years from 1971-79 before moving to Reunion Arena in 1980, until the final year in 1989.

The week-long Dallas Open tournament will showcase top men’s singles and doubles talent as well as highlight local youth and collegiate tennis teamsas part of GF Sports & Entertainment’s commitment to growing the sport and building up the next generation of players.

“It’s exciting to have ATP Tour tennis coming to Dallas, a city with such a rich sporting culture and strong roots in tennis,” said ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi. “This is an important opportunity for tennis to continue engaging its passionate American fanbase and we look forward to watching the Dallas Open establish itself in its new home from next season.”
 

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