Irving Tennis Classic

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Irving Tennis Classic
Irving Tennis Classic tournament logo.jpg
ATP Challenger Tour
Founded2012
LocationIrving
United States
VenueFour Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
CategoryATP Challenger Tour
SurfaceHard / Outdoors
Draw32S/32Q/16D
Prize money$150,000+H
WebsiteWebsite
Current champions
Men's singlesKazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin
Men's doublesGermany Philipp Petzschner
Austria Alexander Peya

The Irving Tennis Classic (previously held as Dallas Tennis Classic) is a tennis tournament held annually in Irving, Texas, United States since 2012. The event is one of main tournaments of the ATP Challenger Tour calendar and is played on outdoor hard courts.

History[edit]

The Irving Tennis Classic is one of the most prestigious Challenger tournaments since its foundation in 2012, when it replaced the BMW Tennis Championship.[1] Held annually in mid-March, the tournament usually presents a high level in terms of player rankings, similar or even higher than some ATP 250 Series tournaments.[a] This occurs because the tournament is scheduled in-between the Indian Wells Masters and the Miami Open. This way, Top 50 players and below that are eliminated early at Indian Wells come to play in Irving.[b] The first two editions of the tournaments were named Dallas Tennis Classic, but the tournament has been held at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas since its first edition. As the Resort is actually located in Irving, the tournament was renamed in 2014 to reflect that.[2] The official playing surface of the tournament is SportMaster Sport Surfaces.[3][4]

Prestigious players that played in Irving include Marin Čilić, Tommy Haas,[5] Jürgen Melzer, and David Goffin.[6]

Past finals[edit]

Jürgen Melzer is the only player to the win the title in both singles and doubles. He did that in 2013.

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2012 Canada Frank Dancevic Russia Igor Andreev 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2013 Austria Jürgen Melzer United States Denis Kudla 6–4, 2–6, 6–1
2014 Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol United States Steve Johnson 6–0, 6–3
2015 Slovenia Aljaž Bedene United States Tim Smyczek 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–3
2016 Spain Marcel Granollers United Kingdom Aljaž Bedene 6–1, 6–1
2017 United Kingdom Aljaž Bedene Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
2018 Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin Italy Matteo Berrettini 6–2, 3–6, 6–1

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2012 Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky
United States Bobby Reynolds
United States Michael Russell
6–4, 6–3
2013 Austria Jürgen Melzer
Germany Philipp Petzschner
United States Eric Butorac
United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
6–3, 6–1
2014 Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky
Australia John-Patrick Smith
New Zealand Michael Venus
4–6, 7–6(9–7), [10–7]
2015 Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
Germany Benjamin Becker
Germany Philipp Petzschner
6–4, 6–4
2016 United States Nicholas Monroe
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Australia Chris Guccione
Brazil André Sá
6–2, 5–7, [10–4]
2017 New Zealand Marcus Daniell
Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
Austria Oliver Marach
France Fabrice Martin
6–3, 6–4
2018 Germany Philipp Petzschner
Austria Alexander Peya
Moldova Radu Albot
Australia Matthew Ebden
6–2, 6–4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The last direct acceptance of the 2012 Brasil Open Main Draw is five ranks below the last direct acceptance of the 2012 Dallas Tennis Classic Main Draw, for example.
  2. ^ Unlike other ATP Challenger Level events, top 50 ATP ranked players in the world can play in the Irving Tennis Classic without obtaining a wildcard, as explained in the 2018 Irving Tennis Classic Acceptance List.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas to Host Inaugural 2012 ATP Dallas Tennis Classic". Irving Chamber of Commerce. February 20, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "Dallas Tennis Classic now the Irving Tennis Classic". Dallas News. February 17, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "SportMaster Chosen as The Official Surface of The Dallas Tennis Classic". prweb. March 14, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Dallas Tennis Classic Aerials". SportMaster Sport Surfaces Facebook Page. March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "2012 Dallas Tennis Classic Main Draw". ATP. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "2013 Dallas Tennis Classic Main Draw". ATP. March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2017.

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