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The Winston-Salem Open is a men's professional tennis tournament played on the ATP Tour at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the United States. It made its debut at Winston-Salem in 2011 and is part of the 250 tier of events.[1] The tournament was previously staged in Long Island and New Haven before it was sold and relocated to Winston-Salem, creating a new tournament.[2]

Winston-Salem Open
2019 Winston-Salem Open
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Tournament information
LocationWinston-Salem, North Carolina
United States
VenueWake Forest University
CategoryWorld Tour 250
SurfaceHardcourt / outdoor
Draw48S / 32SQ / 16D
Prize moneyUS$807,210 (2019)
Websitewinstonsalemopen.com
Current champions (2019)
SinglesPoland Hubert Hurkacz
DoublesPoland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo

The Winston-Salem Open was awarded the 2016 ATP Tour 250 Tournament of the Year.

HistoryEdit

The event started on Long Island's Jericho hamlet as a four-player singles exhibition in 1981, the event, first known as the Hamlet Challenge Cup, developed into a larger draw competition, and saw winning numerous top players in the 1980s, including Ivan Lendl and an eighteen-year-old Andre Agassi in 1988.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] In 1990, the Long Island tournament became part of the tour as it entered the newly created Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour, being sponsored by numerous companies including; Norstar Bank in 1990 and 1991,[12] Waldbaum's from 1992 to 1995 and from 1997 to 2000,[12] Genovese Drug Stores in 1996,[13] and TD Waterhouse from 2002 until the move to New Haven,[14] adding names like Stefan Edberg, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Magnus Norman, Paradorn Srichaphan and Lleyton Hewitt to its list of champions.

In 2005 the USTA decided to purchase the men's tournament of Long Island, New York and merge it with the Women's event at New Haven.[15] This move created the first large joint ATPWTA tournament leading to the US Open.[16] The tournament remained a joint event until 2011 when the men's and women's events became separated, and the men's tournament relocated to Winston-Salem.[2] The tournament will ignore its history with the ATP calling it a new event.[1]

TournamentEdit

The tournament is part of the US Open Series and is typically held in August the week prior to the US Open. It is one of six 250 level events on tour played in the United States. In 2016, the tournament received recognition as one of the ATP World Tour 250 Tournaments of the Year.

Ivan Lendl holds the record for most singles titles at five, winning in 1984–1986, 1989 and 1991; he also holds the record for most singles titles won in a row, at three. The only doubles team to win back-to-back titles is Jonathan Stark and Kevin Ullyett.

ResultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Winston-Salem 2019   Hubert Hurkacz   Benoît Paire 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
2018   Daniil Medvedev   Steve Johnson 6–4, 6–4
2017   Roberto Bautista Agut   Damir Džumhur 6–4, 6–4
2016   Pablo Carreño Busta   Roberto Bautista Agut 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–1), 6–4
2015   Kevin Anderson   Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6–4, 7–5
2014   Lukáš Rosol   Jerzy Janowicz 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–5
2013   Jürgen Melzer   Gaël Monfils 6–3, 2–1, ret.
2012   John Isner   Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(11–9)
2011   John Isner   Julien Benneteau 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
New Haven 2010   Sergiy Stakhovsky   Denis Istomin 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
2009   Fernando Verdasco   Sam Querrey 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
2008   Marin Čilić   Mardy Fish 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
2007   James Blake   Mardy Fish 7–5, 6–4
2006   Nikolay Davydenko   Agustín Calleri 6–4, 6–3
2005   James Blake   Feliciano López 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
Long Island 2004   Lleyton Hewitt   Luis Horna 6–3, 6–1
2003   Paradorn Srichaphan   James Blake 6–2, 6–4
2002   Paradorn Srichaphan   Juan Ignacio Chela 5–7, 6–2, 6–2
2001   Tommy Haas   Pete Sampras 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
2000   Magnus Norman   Thomas Enqvist 6–3, 5–7, 7–5
1999   Magnus Norman   Àlex Corretja 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3
1998   Patrick Rafter   Félix Mantilla 7–6(7–3), 6–2
1997   Carlos Moyá   Patrick Rafter 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
1996   Andrei Medvedev   Martin Damm 7–5, 6–3
1995   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Jan Siemerink 7–6(7–0), 6–2
1994   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Cédric Pioline 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
1993   Marc Rosset   Michael Chang 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
1992   Petr Korda   Ivan Lendl 6–2, 6–2
1991   Ivan Lendl   Stefan Edberg 6–3, 6–2
1990   Stefan Edberg   Goran Ivanišević 7–6, 6–3
Long Island
(exhibition)
1989   Ivan Lendl   Mikael Pernfors 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
1988   Andre Agassi   Yannick Noah 6–3, 0–6, 6–4
1987   Jonas Svensson   David Pate 7–6, 3–6, 6–3
1986   Ivan Lendl   John McEnroe 6–2, 6–4
1985   Ivan Lendl   Jimmy Connors 6–1, 6–3
1984   Ivan Lendl   Andrés Gómez 6–2, 6–4
1983   Gene Mayer   Heinz Günthardt 6–7(9–11), 6–4, 6–0
1982   Gene Mayer   Johan Kriek 6–2, 6–3
1981   Brian Teacher   Yannick Noah 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

DoublesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Winston-Salem 2019   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
  Nicholas Monroe
  Tennys Sandgren
6–7(6–8), 6–1, [10–3]
2018   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
  James Cerretani
  Leander Paes
6–4, 6–2
2017   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
  Julio Peralta
  Horacio Zeballos
6–3, 6–4
2016   Guillermo García-López
  Henri Kontinen
  Andre Begemann
  Leander Paes
4–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–8]
2015   Dominic Inglot
  Robert Lindstedt
  Eric Butorac
  Scott Lipsky
6–2, 6–4
2014   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
  Jamie Murray
  John Peers
6–3, 6–4
2013   Daniel Nestor
  Leander Paes
  Treat Huey
  Dominic Inglot
7–6(12–10), 7–5
2012   Santiago González
  Scott Lipsky
  Pablo Andújar
  Leonardo Mayer
6–3, 4–6, [10–2]
2011   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
  Christopher Kas
  Alexander Peya
7–6(7–2), 6–4
New Haven 2010   Robert Lindstedt
  Horia Tecău
  Rohan Bopanna
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 7–5
2009   Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
  Bruno Soares
  Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2008   Marcelo Melo
  André Sá
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Mark Knowles
7–5, 6–2
2007   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 6–3
2006   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 6–3
2005   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
  Rajeev Ram
  Bobby Reynolds
6–4, 6–3
Long Island 2004   Antony Dupuis
  Michaël Llodra
  Yves Allegro
  Michael Kohlmann
6–2, 6–4
2003   Robbie Koenig
  Martín Rodríguez
  Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
6–3, 7–6
2002   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Mike Bryan
  Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
6–3, 6–4
2001   Jonathan Stark
  Kevin Ullyett
  Leoš Friedl
  Radek Štěpánek
6–1, 6–4
2000   Jonathan Stark
  Kevin Ullyett
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  Scott Humphries
6–4, 6–4
1999   Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  Scott Humphries
7–5, 6–4
1998   Julian Alonso
  Javier Sánchez
  Brandon Coupe
  Dave Randall
6–4, 6–4
1997   Marcos Ondruska
  David Prinosil
  Mark Keil
  T.J. Middleton
6–4, 6–4
1996   Luke Jensen
  Murphy Jensen
  Hendrik Dreekmann
  Alexander Volkov
6–3, 7–6
1995   Cyril Suk
  Daniel Vacek
  Rick Leach
  Scott Melville
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
1994   Olivier Delaître
  Guy Forget
  Andrew Florent
  Mark Petchey
6–4, 7–6
1993   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  David Prinosil
  Arnaud Boetsch
  Olivier Delaître
6–7, 7–5, 6–2
1992   Francisco Montana
  Greg Van Emburgh
  Gianluca Pozzi
  Olli Rahnasto
6–4, 6–2
1991   Eric Jelen
  Carl-Uwe Steeb
  Doug Flach
  Diego Nargiso
0–6, 6–4, 7–6
1990   Guy Forget
  Jakob Hlasek
  Udo Riglewski
  Michael Stich
2–6, 6–3, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

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