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.
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 1||7 November 2022||1st Round Matches|
|Tuesday – Day 2||8 November 2022||1st Round Matches|
|Wednesday – Day 3||9 November 2022||2nd Round Matches|
|Thursday – Day 4||10 November 2022||2nd Round Matches|
|Friday – Day 5||11 November 2022||Quarterfinal Matches|
|Saturday – Day 6||12 November 2022||Semifinal Matches|
|Sunday – Day 7||13 November 2022||Final|
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.
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.
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.
2022 Knoxville Challenger Winners and Runner Ups
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).
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.