Hall of Fame Open

The Hall of Fame Open is a tennis tournament held in Newport, Rhode Island in the United States of America. It is a part of the ATP circuit and has been since 1990. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is the venue for the tournament and it also gives it its name. It is held annually in July.

2021 winners of the Hall of Fame Open include Kevin Anderson for the singles event and William Blumberg and Jack Sock for the doubles.

No Hall of Fame Open was held in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About

Founded in 1976, the Hall of Fame Open is hosted at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Rhode Island. Prior to being incorporated into the ATP, the tournament was a part of the Grand Prix Tennis Circuit.

Inductions to the International Tennis Hall of Fame are also held annually at the same time as the tournament.

Venue and Court Conditions

The International Tennis Hall of Fame hosts the Hall of Fame Open. It is the only grass-court tournament outside of Europe. It is also noted for being the last grass-court tournament during the ATP season.

The venue is located close to the Newport Casino and this has led to the “The Casino Curse” where no top-seeded player ever wins the Hall of Fame Open. This “curse” was broken in 2011 when John Isner took home the singles title.

Notable Winners

Some of the more notable players who have won at the Hall of Fame Open include Australian John Fitzgerald and Wally Masur; Americans Jim Pugh, Bryan Shelton, John Isner, and Taylor Dent have also won at the Hall of Fame Open.

Other players who took home titles inched David Wheaton, Marcel Granollers, Rajeev Ram, Sam Groth, Nicolas Mahut, and more.

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