PLAYER FIELD ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 DALLAS OPEN
PLAYER FIELD ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 DALLAS OPEN
Brooksby, Dimitrov, Fritz, Isner, Kyrgios, Nishikori and Opelka Commit to Inaugural Dallas Event
DALLAS (January 11, 2022) – The Dallas Open today announced the player field for the inaugural tournament which will be held February 6 – 13, 2022 at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex at SMU.
Australian Nick Kyrgios and ATP Newcomer of the Year Jenson Brooksby highlight the recent commitments. They will join previously announced ATP stars Grigor Dimitrov, former No. 3 player in the world; Taylor Fritz, currently the top-ranked American player; John Isner, Dallas resident and former No. 1 American player; Kei Nishikori, the top Asian men’s player in history and former World No. 4; and Reilly Opelka, top 3 American player and top 25 in the world.
“The excitement is building for the first Dallas Open,” said Peter Lebedevs, Dallas Open tournament director. “The early commitments of Dimitrov, Fritz, Isner, Opelka, and Nishikori have been bolstered by talented crowd favorite Nick Kyrgios, 2021 ATP Newcomer of the Year Jenson Brooksby, and additional young Americans Tommy Paul and Brandon Nakashima. Every session will have star players competing for the Dallas Open title.”
The full acceptance list includes:
Players Country Rank
Taylor Fritz USA 22
John Isner USA 24
Reilly Opelka USA 25
Grigor Dimitrov BUL 28
Tommy Paul USA 41
Kei Nishikori JPN 46
James Duckworth AUS 49
Jenson Brooksby USA 57
Marcos Giron USA 66
Brandon Nakashima USA 68
Adrian Mannarino FRA 70
Jordan Thompson AUS 73
Maxime Cressy USA 75
John Millman AUS 80
Steve Johnson USA 84
Peter Gojowczyk GER 87
Daniel Altmaier GER 91
Tennys Sandgren USA 93
Andreas Seppi ITA 98
Nick Kyrgios AUS 114 Wild Card
Caleb Chakravarthi USA N/A Wild Card
Dallas Open Player “Fast Facts”
- 7 countries represented in singles field – USA, Bulgaria, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Italy
- Singles field includes three (3) former top 10 players: Grigor Dimitrov (3), Kei Nishikori (4), John Isner (8)
- Youngest player – Brandon Nakashima (age 20)
- Oldest player – Andreas Seppi (age 37)
Limited individual tickets and premium seating options for the Dallas Open are on sale at www.dallasopen.com.
“This player field is really strong and filled with many players capable of winning the title,” said Isner. “I am excited to showcase Dallas to my fellow ATP players and look forward to playing in my hometown tournament.”
The 2022 Dallas Open marks the return of ATP Tour level tennis to Dallas for the first time in more than 30 years. The tournament will feature over 60 world-class ATP Tour professionals and be televised worldwide to more than 100 countries. It will be the only ATP Tour indoor championship in the United States, and one of only 10 total stateside events.
The 2022 Dallas Open will adhere to all CDC, state and local health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe experience throughout the venue. Fans can visit www.dallasopen.com to learn more about the tournament, and follow @DALOpenTennis on social media for all future updates.
About The Dallas Open
The Dallas Open is an ATP Tour 250 men’s tournament that will make its debut in Dallas on February 6 – 13, 2022 at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex at SMU. It will be the only ATP Tour indoor championship in the United States, and features men’s top world tennis players in singles and doubles competition. The tournament, previously held as the New York Open, is one of the longest-running American tournaments on the ATP Tour. Its rich history features some of the top names in tennis, including legends John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Michael Chang, and Andy Murray, and a current generation of stars like Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, and Reilly Opelka.
About GF Sports & Entertainment
GF Sports & Entertainment is a global events and operations company that elevates the experience of live sports, entertainment and interactive events. The company owns two of the ATP Tour’s longest running American tennis tournaments, the Dallas Open and the Truist Atlanta Open, as well as the National Lacrosse League New York Riptide. In partnership with the American Kennel Club (AKC), the leading registry and governing body of canine events in the United States, they operate the AKC Meet the Breeds® touring show. GF Sports & Entertainment also incubates new and emerging sport concepts, this includes Wolf Pack Ninjas, which operates ninja-focused events globally.
GF Sports & Entertainment was founded in July 2015 by New York-based private equity firm GF Capital. For additional information, please visit www.gfsportsandentertainment.com.
About The ATP
As the global governing body of men’s professional tennis, the ATP’s mission is to serve tennis. We entertain a billion global fans, showcase the world’s greatest players at the most prestigious tournaments, and inspire the next generation of fans and players. From the ATP Cup in Australia, to Europe, the Americas and Asia, the stars of the game battle for titles and FedEx ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, and Grand Slams. All roads lead towards the Nitto ATP Finals, the prestigious season finale held in Turin, Italy. Featuring only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams, the tournament also sees the official crowning of the year-end ATP World No. 1, the ultimate achievement in tennis. For more information, please visit www.ATPTour.com.
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