The Chicago Men’s Challenger is an annual tennis tournament on the ATP Challenger Tour that is played on outdoor hard courts at the XS Tennis Village in Chicago, USA.
The first ATP Challenger in Chicago was played in 2022 with Roman Safiullin winning the singles and André Göransson and Ben McLachlan winning the doubles.
Chicago Men’s Challenger 2023
|Tour Level:||Challenger 75|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Hard Courts|
|Draw Size:||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
The 2023 ATP Chicago Challenger tournament was held from the 10th to the 16th of July 2023, with the 2023 tournament being played in the same week as the tennis tournaments in Wimbledon, Contrexeville, Iasi, Salzburg, and Bastad.
NB: The XS Tennis Village will also host a WTA 125 tournament in August 2023 called the Chicago Women’s Open.
The official entry list for the 2023 challenger in Chicago has now been released and below is a selection of players who played in the men’s singles event in 2023.
- Abdullah Shelbayh
- Adam Walton
- Aleksandar Kovacevic
- Alex Michelsen
- Alexis Galarneau
- Altug Celikbilek
- Beibit Zhukayev
- Dane Sweeny
- Eliot Spizzirri
- Emilio Gomez
- Ethan Quinn
- Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard
- James Duckworth
- James McCabe
- Jason Jung
- Juncheng Shang
- Kei Nishikori
- Li Tu
- Mark Lajal
- Mikhail Kukushkin
- Nishesh Basavareddy
- Skander Mansouri
- Steve Johnson
- Tennys Sandgren
- Yasutaka Uchiyama
- Yuta Shimizu
Below was the schedule for the 2023 tournament in Chicago, with the singles final being played on Sunday, the 16th of July 2023.
|Monday – Day 1||10th of July 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Tuesday – Day 2||11th of July 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Wednesday – Day 3||12th of July 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Thursday – Day 4||13th of July 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Friday – Day 5||14th of July 2023||Quarterfinal Matches|
|Saturday – Day 6||15th of July 2023||Semifinal Matches|
|Sunday – Day 7||16th of July 2023||Final|
The singles and doubles draw is now available to view on the ATP Tour website (see links below).
Singles Qualifying: View Draw
Singles Main: View Draw
Doubles: View Draw
For 2023, there were 32 players included in the singles draw, while in the doubles draw there was a total of 16 teams.
Prize Money and Points
The total prize fund for the 2023 ATP Chicago Challenger tournament has now been confirmed, with the prize money for players being $80,000.
How the prize money and points will be split by round for the 2023 tournament is detailed below.
The winner of the singles tournament in 2023 won $10,840 and 75 ranking points, while the runner-up won $6,355 and 50 ranking points.
Players losing in the first round of singles in 2023 won $780, while players who lost in qualifying won between $200 and $390.
Men’s Doubles (Per Team)
The winners of the doubles tournament in 2023 received $4,645 ($2,332.50 each) and 75 points, while the runner-ups received $2,700 ($1,350 each) and 50 points.
2023 Winners and Runner Ups
The winner of the singles tournament was Alex Michelsen who defeated Yuta Shimizu in the 2023 singles final 7-5, 6-2.
The winners of the doubles tournament were Miķelis Lībietis and Skander Mansouri who defeated Chung Yun-seong and Andrew Harris 7-6, 6-3 in the 2023 doubles final.