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The Hall of Fame Open is an international tennis tournament that has been held every year in July since 1976 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, the original location of the U.S. National Championships. The event, which was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit from 1976–1989, features a 32-player singles draw and a doubles tournament. Each year that the tournament has been held there is an induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame. The tournament is held on outdoor grass courts, and is the last grass court tournament of the season on the ATP tour and the only grass court tournament played outside Europe, as well as the only one played after Wimbledon. Up until 2011, when John Isner won the tournament,[1] the top seed had never triumphed at Newport, a trait that has led to the moniker "the Casino Curse," due to the location of the Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino.

Hall of Fame Open
Tournament information
Founded1976
LocationNewport, Rhode Island
United States
VenueInternational Tennis Hall of Fame
CategoryATP World Series
(1990–1997)
ATP International Series
(1998–2008)
ATP World Tour 250 series
(2009–current)
SurfaceGrass / Outdoors
Draw32S/32Q/16D
Prize money$500,000
Websitehalloffameopen.com
Current champions (2019)
Men's singlesUnited States John Isner
Men's doublesSpain Marcel Granollers
Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky

It is hosted in the week directly after Wimbledon. As such the tournament tends to get few top players competing in it; for example in 2008 its top two seeds were Mardy Fish and Fabrice Santoro,[2] who going into the tournament had world rankings of 41[3] and 57,[4] while 8th seed Kevin Anderson was ranked outside the top 100, at 115.[5] Arguably its four most famous champions are former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, former World No. 4 Greg Rusedski, former two-time Grand Slam runner-up Mark Philippoussis, and two-time Australian Open winner Johan Kriek.

Past finalsEdit

 
Center court in 2015
 
Side courts in 2015

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2019   John Isner   Alexander Bublik 7–6(7–2), 6–3
2018   Steve Johnson   Ramkumar Ramanathan 7–5, 3–6, 6–2
2017   John Isner   Matthew Ebden 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2016   Ivo Karlović   Gilles Müller 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(14–12)
2015   Rajeev Ram   Ivo Karlović 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 7–6(7–2)
2014   Lleyton Hewitt   Ivo Karlović 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3)
2013   Nicolas Mahut   Lleyton Hewitt 5–7, 7–5, 6–3
2012   John Isner   Lleyton Hewitt 7–6(7–1), 6–4
2011   John Isner   Olivier Rochus 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
2010   Mardy Fish   Olivier Rochus 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
2009   Rajeev Ram   Sam Querrey 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 6–3
2008   Fabrice Santoro   Prakash Amritraj 6–3, 7–5
2007   Fabrice Santoro   Nicolas Mahut 6–4, 6–4
2006   Mark Philippoussis   Justin Gimelstob 6–3, 7–5
2005   Greg Rusedski   Vince Spadea 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–4
2004   Greg Rusedski   Alexander Popp 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–2)
2003   Robby Ginepri   Jürgen Melzer 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
2002   Taylor Dent   James Blake 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
2001   Neville Godwin   Martin Lee 6–1, 6–4
2000   Peter Wessels   Jens Knippschild 7–6(7–3), 6–3
1999   Chris Woodruff   Kenneth Carlsen 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4
1998   Leander Paes   Neville Godwin 6–3, 6–2
1997   Sargis Sargsian   Brett Steven 7–6(7–0), 4–6, 7–5
1996   Nicolás Pereira   Grant Stafford 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1995   David Prinosil   David Wheaton 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–2
1994   David Wheaton   Todd Woodbridge 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
1993   Greg Rusedski   Javier Frana 7–5, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–5)
1992   Bryan Shelton   Alex Antonitsch 6–4, 6–4
1991   Bryan Shelton   Javier Frana 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
1990   Pieter Aldrich   Darren Cahill 7–6, 1–6, 6–1
1989   Jim Pugh   Peter Lundgren 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
1988   Wally Masur   Brad Drewett 6–2, 6–1
1987   Dan Goldie   Sammy Giammalva Jr. 6–7, 6–4, 6–4
1986   Bill Scanlon   Tim Wilkison 7–5, 6–4
1985   Tom Gullikson   John Sadri 6–3, 7–5
1984   Vijay Amritraj   Tim Mayotte 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
1983   John Fitzgerald   Scott Davis 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
1982   Hank Pfister   Mike Estep 6–1, 7–5
1981   Johan Kriek   Hank Pfister 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
1980   Vijay Amritraj   Andrew Pattison 6–1, 5–7, 6–3
1979   Brian Teacher   Stan Smith 1–6, 6–3, 6–4
1978   Bernard Mitton   John James 6–1, 3–6, 7–6
1977   Tim Gullikson   Hank Pfister 6–4, 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
1976   Vijay Amritraj   Brian Teacher 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2019   Marcel Granollers
  Sergiy Stakhovsky
  Marcelo Arévalo
  Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6–7(10–12), 6–4, [13–11]
2018   Jonathan Erlich
  Artem Sitak
  Marcelo Arévalo
  Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6–1, 6–2
2017   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
  Rajeev Ram
  Matt Reid
  John-Patrick Smith
6–4, 4–6, [10–7]
2016   Sam Groth
  Chris Guccione
  Jonathan Marray
  Adil Shamasdin
6–4, 6–3
2015   Jonathan Marray
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
  Nicholas Monroe
  Mate Pavić
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
2014   Chris Guccione
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Jonathan Erlich
  Rajeev Ram
7–5, 6–4
2013   Nicolas Mahut
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
  Tim Smyczek
  Rhyne Williams
6–7(4–7), 6–2, [10–5]
2012   Santiago González
  Scott Lipsky
  Colin Fleming
  Ross Hutchins
7–6(7–3), 6–3
2011   Matthew Ebden
  Ryan Harrison
  Johan Brunström
  Adil Shamasdin
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
2010   Carsten Ball
  Chris Guccione
  Santiago González
  Travis Rettenmaier
6–3, 6–4
2009   Jordan Kerr
  Rajeev Ram
  Michael Kohlmann
  Rogier Wassen
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–9), [10–6]
2008   Mardy Fish
  John Isner
  Rohan Bopanna
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 7–6(7–1)
2007   Jordan Kerr
  Jim Thomas
  Nathan Healey
  Igor Kunitsyn
6–3, 7–5
2006   Robert Kendrick
  Jürgen Melzer
  Jeff Coetzee
  Justin Gimelstob
7–6(3), 6–0
2005   Jordan Kerr
  Jim Thomas
  Graydon Oliver
  Travis Parrott
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
2004   Jordan Kerr
  Jim Thomas
  Gregory Carraz
  Nicolas Mahut
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
2003   Jordan Kerr
  David Macpherson
  Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
7–6(7–4), 6–3
2002   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
  Jürgen Melzer
  Alexander Popp
7–5, 6–3
2001   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
  André Sá
  Glenn Weiner
6–3, 7–5
2000   Jonathan Erlich
  Harel Levy
  Kyle Spencer
  Mitch Sprengelmeyer
7–6(7–2), 7–5
1999   Wayne Arthurs
  Leander Paes
  Sargis Sargsian
  Chris Woodruff
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
1998   Doug Flach
  Sandon Stolle
  Scott Draper
  Jason Stoltenberg
6–2, 4–6, 7–6
1997   Justin Gimelstob
  Brett Steven
  Kent Kinnear
  Aleksandar Kitinov
6–3, 6–4
1996   Marius Barnard
  Piet Norval
  Paul Kilderry
  Michael Tebbutt
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
1995   Joern Renzenbrink
  Markus Zoecke
  Paul Kilderry
  Nuno Marques
6–1, 6–2
1994   Alex Antonitsch
  Greg Rusedski
  Kent Kinnear
  David Wheaton
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1993   Javier Frana
  Christo van Rensburg
  Byron Black
  Jim Pugh
4–6, 6–1, 7–6
1992   Royce Deppe
  David Rikl
  Paul Annacone
  David Wheaton
6–4, 6–4
1991   Gianluca Pozzi
  Brett Steven
  Javier Frana
  Bruce Steel
6–4, 6–4
1990   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
  Todd Nelson
  Bryan Shelton
7–6, 6–2
1989   Patrick Galbraith
  Brian Garrow
  Neil Broad
  Stefan Kruger
2–6, 7–5, 6–3
1988   Kelly Jones
  Peter Lundgren
  Scott Davis
  Dan Goldie
6–3, 7–6
1987   Dan Goldie
  Larry Scott
  Chip Hooper
  Mike Leach
1–6, 6–3, 7–5
1986   Vijay Amritraj
  Tim Wilkison
  Eddie Edwards
  Francisco González
4–6, 7–5, 7–6
1985   Peter Doohan
  Sammy Giammalva Jr.
  Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
6–1, 6–3
1984   David Graham
  Laurie Warder
  Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 7–6
1983   Vijay Amritraj
  John Fitzgerald
  Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–4
1982   Andy Andrews
  John Sadri
  Syd Ball
  Rod Frawley
3–6, 7–6, 7–5
1981   Brad Drewett
  Erik van Dillen
  Kevin Curren
  Billy Martin
6–2, 6–4
1980   Andrew Pattison
  Butch Walts
  Fritz Buehning
  Peter Rennert
7–6, 6–4
1979   Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
  John James
  Chris Kachel
6–4, 7–6
1978   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
  Colin Dibley
  Bob Giltinan
6–4, 6–4
1977   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
  Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
6–7, 6–3, 7–6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Isner Breaks "Casino Curse"; Claims Second Career Title". ATP World Tour.com. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ "2008 draw". atpworldtour.com.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "ATP Profile (rankings history)". atpworldtour.com.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "ATP Profile (rankings history)". atpworldtour.com.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "ATP Profile (rankings history)". atpworldtour.com.[permanent dead link]

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