US Men’s Clay Court Championships

The US Men’s Clay Court Championships is an outdoor clay court tennis tournament on the ATP Tour that is held in Houston, Texas.

The tournament is an ATP 250 event and is currently sponsored by Fayez Sarofim & Co. in 2022.

No tournament was held in 2020 or 2021 due to the Covid 19 pandemic so 2022 was the first time in three years that a tournament will be held.

The tournament has been a popular event on the ATP calendar for many years with past champions including tennis greats like Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, and Jimmy Connors.

The first US Clay Court Championships was played in 1910 with Melville Hammond Long winning the inaugural singles event after beating Walter Merrill Hall 6–0, 6–1, 6–1 in the final.

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US Men's Clay Court Championships

Quick Facts on the US Men’s Clay Court Championships

Tournament Name:US Men’s Clay Court Championship
Location:Houston, Texas
ATP Tour Level:ATP 250
Court Surface:Outdoor Clay Court
Draw Size:28 Singles, 16 Doubles
Prize Money:$665,330 (2022)
Official Website:https://www.mensclaycourt.com/
Facebook Page:Official Facebook Page
Twitter:Official Twitter Account
Instagram:Official Instagram Account

When did the 2022 US Men’s Clay Court Championships take place?

The 2022 tournament took place from the 4th to the 10th of April 2022, with the 2022 tournament taking place in the same week as the Grand Prix Hassan II tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, and the WTA tournaments in Charleston and Bogota.

How do you get tickets for the 2023 US Men’s Clay Court Championships?

Tickets for the 2023 tournament are not available yet. For the latest ticketing information for the 2023 tournament, keep an eye out on the official tournament website.

2022 US Men’s Clay Court Championships Players

The draw for the 2022 tournament will include home favorites John Isner and Reilly Opelka.

Top 10 player Casper Ruud was also expected to play in the tournament but pulled out after his run to the final of the Miami Open.

The following top ATP players have been included in the entry list for the singles event at the 2022 tournament in Houston.

Player’s NameCurrent ATP Ranking*
Casper Ruud8
Taylor Fritz19
Cristian Garin20
Reilly Opelka23
John Isner26
Frances Tiafoe33
Jenson Brooksby54
Sam Querrey118

*Current ATP ranking as at 08/02/2022

2022 US Men’s Clay Court Championships Schedule

DateRound
Monday, 4 April 20221st Round Matches
Tuesday, 5 April 20221st Round Matches
Wednesday, 6 April 20222nd Round Matches
Thursday, 7 April 20222nd Round Matches
Friday, 8 April 2022Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday, 9 April 2022Semifinal Matches
Sunday, 10 April 2022Singles Final

The table above details the tournament schedule for the 2022 tournament in Houston.

2022 US Men’s Clay Court Championships Draw

The draw for the singles and doubles events at the 2022 ATP Houston is available to view on the ATP Tour website.

2022 US Men’s Clay Court Championships Prize Money and Points

According to the official ATP Tour website, the total financial commitment for the tournament in 2022 will be $665,330.

How the prize money is to be split for the 2022 tournament is detailed below.

Singles Prize Money and Points in 2022

Performance2022 Prize Money2019 Prize MoneyPoints
Winner$90,495$100,600250
Finalist$52,790$54,395150
Semifinalist$31,035$30,04090
Quarterfinalist$17,985$17,06545
2nd Round$10,440$9,82020
1st Round$6,380$5,8800

The winner of the Men’s Singles Event in 2022 will receive $90,495 in prize money, with the runner up receiving $52,790.

Both the prize money for the winner and runner up has fallen from the amount awarded for the 2019 tournament.

Doubles Prize Money and Points in 2022 (Per Team)

Performance2022 Prize Money2019 Prize MoneyPoints
Winner$31,440$33,000250
Finalist$16,820$16,920150
Semifinalist$9,860$9,18090
Quarterfinalist$5,510$5,24045
Round 1$3,250$3,0700

The winners of the Men’s Doubles Event in 2022 will receive $31,440 ($15,720) each) in prize money, with the runner ups receiving $16,820 ($8,410 each).

US Men’s Clay Court Championships Past Champions

Men’s Singles Champions and Runner Ups

YearChampionRunner UpScore in Final
2022Reilly OpelkaJohn Isner6-3, 7-6
2021N/AN/ATournament not held
2020N/AN/ATournament not held
2019Cristian GarínCasper Ruud7–6, 4–6, 6–3
2018Steve JohnsonTennys Sandgren7–6, 2–6, 6–4
2017Steve JohnsonThomaz Bellucci6–4, 4–6, 7–6
2016Juan MónacoJack Sock3–6, 6–3, 7–5
2015Jack SockSam Querrey7-6, 7-6
2014Fernando VerdascoNicolás Almagro6–3, 7–6
2013John IsnerNicolás Almagro6–3, 7–5
2012Juan MónacoJohn Isner6–2, 3–6, 6–3

The above list of champions and runner ups in the men’s singles at the ATP Houston goes back to 2012.

For a full list of open era champions and runner ups, check out the official ATP Tour website.

The defending champion in the men’s singles event is Reilly Opelka who beat John Isner in the final in 2022 6-3, 7-6.

Home favorite Andy Roddick holds the record for most titles in Houston in the open era with three titles to his name (2002, 2003, and 2005).

Men’s Doubles Champions and Runner Ups

YearChampionRunner UpScore in Final
2022Matthew Ebden and Max PurcellIvan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov6-3, 6-3
2021N/AN/ATournament not held
2020N/AN/ATournament not held
2019Santiago González and Aisam-ul-Haq QureshiKen and Neal Skupski3–6, 6–4, 10–6
2018Max Mirnyi and Philipp OswaldAndre Begemann and Antonio Šančić6–7, 6–4, 11–9
2017Julio Peralta and Horacio ZeballosDustin Brown and Frances Tiafoe4–6, 7–5, 10–6
2016Bob Bryan and Mike BryanVíctor Estrella Burgos and Santiago González4–6, 6–3, 10–8
2015Ričardas Berankis and Teymuraz GabashviliTreat Huey and Scott Lipsky6–4, 6–4
2014Bob Bryan and Mike BryanDavid Marrero and Fernando Verdasco4–6, 6–4, 11–9
2013Jamie Murray and John PeersBob Bryan and Mike Bryan1–6, 7–6, 12–10
2012James Blake and Sam QuerreyTreat Huey and Dominic Inglot7–6, 6–4

The above list of champions and runner ups in the men’s doubles in Houston goes back to 2012.

For a full list of open era champions and runner ups, check out the official ATP Tour website.

Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell are the defending champions in the doubles event after beating Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov in the doubles final in 2022.

Bob and Mike Bryan currently hold the record for most doubles titles in Houston with six doubles titles to their names (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2016).