Champaign Challenger

The Champaign Challenger is a tennis tournament on the ATP Challenger Tour that is played on indoor hard courts at the Atkins Tennis Center in Champaign, Illinois.

The first ATP Challenger event in Champaign was played in 1996 with Justin Gimelstob winning the singles and David DiLucia and Scott Humphries winning the doubles.

Past singles champions have included top players like Ivo Karlovic, Kevin Anderson, and Reilly Opelka.

Champaign Challenger

2023 Champaign Challenger

Venue:Atkins Tennis Center
Tour Level:Challenger 75
Court Surface:Indoor Hard Courts
Draw Size:32 Singles, 16 Doubles
Prize Money:$80,000


The 2023 Champaign Challenger was held at the Atkins Tennis Center from the 13th to the 19th of November 2023.

The 2023 tournament was played in the same week as the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy, the WTA Colina Open in Chile, and the Drummondville Challenger in Quebec.


The official player entry list for the 2023 Challenger in Champaign has now been released and below is a selection of tennis players who participated in the 2023 singles competition, with Aleksandar Kovacevic and Alex Michelsen the top seeds.

  • Aidan Mayo
  • Aidan McHugh
  • Aleksandar Kovacevic
  • Alex Michelsen
  • Beibit Zhukayev
  • Bernard Tomic
  • Brandon Holt
  • Chris Rodesch
  • Denis Kudla
  • Emilio Nava
  • Enrico Dalla Valle
  • Ethan Quinn
  • Evgeny Karlovskiy
  • Gabriel Debru
  • Karlis Ozolins
  • Kenta Miyoshi
  • Martin Damm
  • Mats Rosenkranz
  • Mitchell Krueger
  • Nino Serdarusic
  • Patrick Kypson
  • Sebastian Fanselow
  • Stefan Kozlov
  • Strong Kirchheimer
  • Titouan Droguet
  • Viktor Durasovic


Below is the schedule for the 2023 tournament in Champaign, with the finals being played on Sunday, the 19th of November 2023.

Monday (Day 1)13 November 20231st Round Matches
Tuesday (Day 2)14 November 20231st Round Matches
Wednesday (Day 3)15 November 20232nd Round Matches
Thursday (Day 4)16 November 20232nd Round Matches
Friday (Day 5)17 November 2023Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday (Day 6)18 November 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday (Day 7)19 November 2023Final


The draws for the 2023 singles and doubles tournaments are now available to view on the ATP Tour Website (see links below).

  • Qualifying Draw (Singles): View
  • Main Draw (Singles): View
  • Main Draw (Doubles): View

32 players competed in the singles draw in 2023, while in the doubles draw there will be 16 teams.

Prize Money and Points

The total prize fund for the 2023 tournament in Champaign was $80,000, which is in line with other similar Challenger 75 tournaments.

How the prize money and points were split by round for the 2023 tournament is detailed below.

Men’s Singles

The winner of the men’s singles tournament in 2023 received $10,840 and 75 ATP points, while the runner up won $6,355 and 50 ATP points, with players losing in the first round in 2023 receiving $780.

Performance$ – PayoutRanking Points
2nd Round$1,3007
1st Round$7800 or 4

Men’s Doubles (Per Team)

The winners of the men’s doubles tournament in 2023 received $4,645 ($2,322.50 each) and 75 ranking points, while the runners up won $2,700 ($900 each) and 50 ranking points.

Performance$ – PayoutRanking Points
1st Round$5450

Past Winners

Men’s Singles

The current champion in the singles tournament is Patrick Kypson who defeated Alex Michelsen 6–4, 6–3 in the 2023 singles final.

Other past winners of the singles event include Ben Shelton (2022), J. J. Wolf (2021), and Adrian Mannarino (2014).

Men’s Doubles

The current champions in the doubles tournament are John-Patrick Smith and Sem Verbeek who beat Lucas Horve and Oliver Okonkwo 6-2, 7-6 in the 2023 doubles final.