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.

I have put together the below guide so you can find out more about the Draw, Tickets, Schedule, Players, and Prize Money for the 2022 tournament.

Knoxville Challenger

2022 Knoxville Challenger

Location:Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Tour Level:Challenger 80
Court Surface:Indoor Hard Courts
Draw Size:32 Singles, 16 Doubles
Prize Money:$53,120 (2021)


The 2022 tournament in Knoxville was held from the 7th to the 13th of November 2022.

The 2022 event was played in the same week as the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, Italy, the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow, Scotland, and the LP Chile Colina Open in Colina, Chile.


Tickets for 2022 were sold at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center on a first come, first serve basis and cost $20 per day.

More information on ticketing for the event is available on the tournament’s official website.


The entry list for the 2022 challenger in Knoxville has now been released and below is a selection of players who played in the singles event in 2022.

  • Aleksandar Kovacevic
  • Ben Shelton
  • Christopher Eubanks
  • Emilio Nava
  • Enzo Couacaud
  • Michael Mmoh
  • Shang Juncheng
  • Stefan Kozlov


Below was the schedule for the 2022 tournament in Knoxville, with 1st Round Matches starting on Monday, the 7th of November, and the singles final being played on Sunday, the 13th of November 2022.

Monday – Day 17 November 20221st Round Matches
Tuesday – Day 28 November 20221st Round Matches
Wednesday – Day 39 November 20222nd Round Matches
Thursday – Day 410 November 20222nd Round Matches
Friday – Day 511 November 2022Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday – Day 612 November 2022Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 713 November 2022Final

Draw (Singles and Doubles)

The 2022 tournament saw 32 players included in the singles draw, and 16 teams in the doubles draw.

The draw for the 2022 singles and doubles tournaments in Knoxville can be viewed 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

Prize Money and Points

The total prize fund for the 2022 tournament has now been released and in 2022, the prize money for players was $53,120.

How the prize money and points were split by round for the 2022 tournament is detailed below.

Men’s Singles

The winner of the men’s singles event in 2022 (Ben Shelton) won $7,200 and 80 ranking points, while the runner up (Christopher Eubanks) won $4,240 and 50 ranking points.

Players losing in the first round in 2022 received $520.

Performance$ATP Points
2nd Round$8607
1st Round$5200

Men’s Doubles (Per Team)

The winners of the men’s doubles event in 2022 (Hunter Reese and Tennys Sandgren) won $3,100 ($1,550 each) and 80 points, while the runner ups (Martin Damm and Mitchell Krueger) won $1,800 ($900 each) and 50 points.

Performance$ATP Points
1st Round$3600

2022 Knoxville Challenger Winners and Runner Ups

Men’s Singles

The winner of the 2022 singles tournament in Knoxville was Ben Shelton who beat the 2021 defending champion Christopher Eubanks 6–3, 1–6, 7–6 in the singles final (see match highlights below).

Men’s Doubles

The winners of the 2022 doubles tournament were Hunter Reese and Tennys Sandgren who beat Martin Damm and Mitchell Krueger 6-7, 7-6, 10–5 in the doubles final.