Knoxville Challenger

The Knoxville Challenger is a category 80 event on the ATP Challenger Tour that is played on indoor hard courts at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The first ATP challenger in Knoxville was played in 2000 with Cristiano Caratti winning the singles and Karsten Braasch and Michael Kohlmann winning the doubles.

Knoxville Challenger

Knoxville Challenger 2023

Location:Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Tour Level:Challenger 80
Court Surface:Indoor Hard Courts
Draw Size:32 Singles, 16 Doubles
Prize Money:$80,000


The 2023 Knoxville Challenger tennis tournament was held from the 6th to the 12th of November 2023.

The 2023 tournament was played in the same week as the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Seville, Spain, and the ATP 250 tournaments in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Metz, France.


Tickets for the 2023 tournament in Knoxville were sold through the tournament’s official website, with ticket prices starting from $20.


The entry list for the 2023 challenger in Knoxville has now been released and below is a selection of players who participated in the singles event in 2023.

  • Adam Walton
  • Aidan Mayo
  • Aidan McHugh
  • Aleksandar Kovacevic
  • Alex Michelsen
  • Alexander Ritschard
  • Beibit Zhukayev
  • Bernard Tomic
  • Brandon Holt
  • Denis Kudla
  • Emilio Gomez
  • Emilio Nava
  • Ethan Quinn
  • Gabriel Debru
  • Johannus Monday
  • Juncheng Shang
  • Martin Damm
  • Michael Mmoh
  • Mitchell Krueger
  • Nino Serdarusic
  • Nishesh Basavareddy
  • Patrick Kypson
  • Strong Kirchheimer
  • Tennys Sandgren
  • Titouan Droguet
  • Zachary Svajda


Below is the schedule for the 2023 tournament in Knoxville, with 1st round matches starting on Monday, the 6th of November, and the singles final being played on Sunday, the 12th of November 2023.

Monday – Day 16 November 20231st Round Matches
Tuesday – Day 27 November 20231st Round Matches
Wednesday – Day 38 November 20232nd Round Matches
Thursday – Day 49 November 20232nd Round Matches
Friday – Day 510 November 2023Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday – Day 611 November 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 712 November 2023Final


The draw for the 2023 singles and doubles tournaments in Knoxville is now available to view on the ATP Tour website (see links below).

Men’s Singles Qualifying: View Draw

Men’s Singles Main: View Draw

Men’s Doubles: View Draw

The 2023 tournament saw 32 players included in the singles draw, and 16 teams in the doubles draw.

Prize Money and Points

The total prize money fund for the Knoxville tennis tournament was $80,000 in 2023, with the prize money and points being split by round as follows.

Men’s Singles

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

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

Men’s Doubles (Per Team)

The winners of the men’s doubles event in 2023 received $4,645 ($2,322.50 each) and 75 points, while the runners up won $2,700 ($1,350 each) and 50 points.

Performance$ – PayoutATP Points
1st Round$5450

2023 Winners, Runners Up, and Results

Men’s Singles

The winner of the 2023 singles tournament in Knoxville was Alex Michelsen who defeated Denis Kudla 7–5, 4–6, 6–2 in the singles final.

Other past winners of the singles event in Knoxville include Ben Shelton (2022), Christopher Eubanks (2021), and Daniel Evans (2015).

Men’s Doubles

The winners of the 2023 doubles tournament were Cannon Kingsley and Luis David Martínez who beat Mac Kiger and Mitchell Krueger 7-6, 6-3 in the doubles final.