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.

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.

US Men's Clay Court Championships

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/

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 included home favorites John Isner and Reilly Opelka.

Top ATP 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 were included in the entry list for the singles event at the 2022 tournament in Houston.

ATP Player’s Name
Casper Ruud
Taylor Fritz
Cristian Garin
Reilly Opelka
John Isner
Frances Tiafoe
Jenson Brooksby
Sam Querrey

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

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 (see links below).

ATP Singles Draw: Singles Draw

ATP Singles Qualifying Draw: Singles Qualifying Draw

ATP Doubles Draw: Doubles Draw

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 was $665,330.

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

Singles Prize Money and Points in 2022

The winner of the Men’s Singles Event in 2022 received $90,495 in prize money and 250 ATP Points, with the runner up receiving $52,790 in prize money and 150 ATP Points.

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

Performance2022 Prize MoneyATP Points
Winner$90,495250
Finalist$52,790150
Semifinalist$31,03590
Quarterfinalist$17,98545
2nd Round$10,44020
1st Round$6,3800

Doubles Prize Money and Points in 2022 (Per Team)

The winners of the Men’s Doubles Event in 2022 received $31,440 ($15,720) each) in prize money and 250 points, with the runner ups receiving $16,820 ($8,410 each) and 150 points.

Performance2022 Prize MoneyATP Points
Winner$31,440250
Finalist$16,820150
Semifinalist$9,86090
Quarterfinalist$5,51045
Round 1$3,2500

US Men’s Clay Court Championships Past Champions

Men’s Singles Champions and Runner Ups

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).

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 winners 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.

Men’s Doubles Champions and Runner Ups

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).

YearChampionsRunner UpsScore 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.