American Sam Querrey and rising American star Jack Sock will join fellow
top Americans John Isner and Ryan Harrison in the player field for the
Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, to be played on the grass courts of
the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, July 8 -
14. Hosted right after Wimbledon, the tournament kicks off the United
States summer swing for the ATP World Tour, and it is the only ATP World
Tour event in the Northeast. Tickets are available now on www.HallofFameTennisChampionships.com or by phone at 401-849-6053.
Querrey, Jack Sock, John Isner, and Ryan Harrison are all fan favorites
in Newport- and rightfully so. They always deliver exciting tennis, and
we look forward to welcoming them back to Newport for a great
tournament, " said Tournament Director Mark Stenning. "Having four of
the top American players in our field is a great way to kick off the
American summer swing of the ATP World Tour."
is currently ranked No. 20 on the Emirates ATP World Tour rankings. As
the No. 1 American player he will lead the United States team in Davis
Cup action this weekend when they take on Serbia in the second round. In
February, Querrey led the team to victory over Brazil (3-2) in a
dramatic first round, when he defeated Thomaz Bellucci in 3 sets and
Thiago Alves in 4 sets in the deciding rubber. This season Querrey has
had two semifinal results- at Auckland and San Jose, and he was in the
Round of 16 at both Indian Wells and Miami. Querrey is a seven-time
singles champion on the ATP World Tour and he has also won four doubles
titles. Since 2008, Querrey has won at least one singles or doubles
title every year. This will be Querrey's fourth appearance in Newport,
where he was a finalist in 2009.
Rising American star Jack Sock,
currently world No. 121, returns to Newport for the second year in a
row. He advanced to the second round at Newport last year, in what was
his first grass court tournament ever. Earlier this year, Sock captured
his first ATP World Tour title, winning the doubles title with James
Blake at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. The week
prior, the pair advanced to the finals at Memphis, falling to the Bryan
Brothers. In singles action, Sock was a quarterfinalist at Memphis this
year. Last year, in his first full season on the ATP World Tour, Sock
jumped from world No. 380 at the start of the season to close the year
at No. 150 in the ATP World Tour rankings. In 2011, Sock caught the
attention of tennis fans worldwide when he won the US Open Mixed Doubles
title with Melanie Oudin.
Complementing a full week of
exciting ATP World Tour tennis, special events during the Hall of Fame
Tennis Championships include junior tennis clinics, a pro am with the
ATP World Tour pros, family activities, and more. Complete event details
are available on the tournament website.
A highlight of the
week is always the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, when the highest
honor in the sport of tennis is presented to great champions and leaders
in the sport. Former world No. 1 Martina Hingis will be enshrined this
year, along with Australian tennis great Thelma Coyne Long, and longtime
tennis industry leaders Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell, and Ion
Tiriac. The Enshrinement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 13,
just prior to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
Tickets for the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships and Class of 2013 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony are on sale now. Hall of Fame Members receive $5 off all tickets for Monday-Thursday, $5 off weekend tickets at certain membership levels, and an array of other great membership benefits during the tournament.
Tickets and Hall of Fame memberships may be purchased by calling 401-849-6053 or online at www.HallofFameTennisChampionships.com.