The US Men’s Clay Court Championships is an outdoor clay court tennis tournament on the Men’s Tour that is held in Houston, Texas.
The tournament is an ATP 250 event and is currently sponsored by Fayez Sarofim & Co.
2023 US Men’s Clay Court Championships
|Tour Level:||ATP 250|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Clay Court|
|Draw Size:||28 Singles, 16 Doubles|
The 2023 US Men’s Clay Court Championships took place from the 3rd to the 9th of April 2023, with the 2023 tournament taking place in the same week as the ATP tournaments in Marrakech, Morocco, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and Estoril, Portugal, and the WTA tournaments in Charleston and Bogota.
Tickets for the 2023 tournament were sold through the official tournament website.
The full player entry list for the 2023 tournament in Houston has now been released, with the following top ATP players being included in the entry list for the men’s singles event.
- Brandon Nakashima
- Cristian Garin
- Daniel Elahi Galan
- Denis Kudla
- Emilio Gomez
- Facundo Bagnis
- Fernando Verdasco
- Frances Tiafoe
- J.J. Wolf
- Jack Sock
- Jason Kubler
- John Isner
- Jordan Thompson
- Marcos Giron
- Max Purcell
- Steve Johnson
- Tomas Martin Etcheverry
- Tommy Paul
- Zhizhen Zhang
The 2023 tournament in Houston was held from Monday, the 3rd of April 2023 to Sunday, the 9th of April 2023.
Singles Qualifying will take place on the 1st and 2nd of April 2023.
|Monday, 3 April 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Tuesday, 4 April 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Wednesday, 5 April 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Thursday, 6 April 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Friday, 7 April 2023||Quarterfinal Matches|
|Saturday, 8 April 2023||Semifinal Matches|
|Sunday, 9 April 2023||Singles Final|
The draw for the singles and doubles events at the 2023 ATP Houston tennis tournament can be viewed on the ATP Tour website (see links below).
Men’s Singles: View Draw
Men’s Singles Qualifying: View Draw
Men’s Doubles: View Draw
Prize Money and Points
The total prize fund for the 2023 tournament in Houston was $642,735, with the prize money and points being split as follows.
The winner of the Men’s Singles Event in 2023 will win $97,760 and 250 ATP Points, with the runner-up winning $57,025 and 150 ATP Points.
Men’s Doubles (Per Team)
The winners of the Men’s Doubles Event in 2023 won $33,960 ($16,980) each) and 250 points, with the runner-ups winning $18,170 ($9,085 each) and 150 points.
ATP Houston Past Champions and Runner Ups
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.
The current champion in the men’s singles event is Frances Tiafoe who beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the final in 2023 (7-6, 7-6).
Home favorite Andy Roddick holds the record for most singles titles in Houston in the open era with three titles to his name (2002, 2003, and 2005).
|Year||Champion||Runner Up||Score in Final|
|2023||Frances Tiafoe||Tomas Martin Etcheverry||7-6, 7-6|
|2022||Reilly Opelka||John Isner||6-3, 7-6|
|2019||Cristian Garín||Casper Ruud||7–6, 4–6, 6–3|
|2018||Steve Johnson||Tennys Sandgren||7–6, 2–6, 6–4|
|2017||Steve Johnson||Thomaz Bellucci||6–4, 4–6, 7–6|
|2016||Juan Mónaco||Jack Sock||3–6, 6–3, 7–5|
|2015||Jack Sock||Sam Querrey||7-6, 7-6|
|2014||Fernando Verdasco||Nicolás Almagro||6–3, 7–6|
|2013||John Isner||Nicolás Almagro||6–3, 7–5|
|2012||Juan Mónaco||John Isner||6–2, 3–6, 6–3|
The above list of winners and runner-ups in the men’s singles goes back to 2012. For a full list, check out the official ATP Tour website.
Jordan Thompson and Max Purcell are the current champions in the doubles event after beating Henry Patten and Julian Cash in the doubles final in 2023.
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).
|2023||Jordan Thompson and Max Purcell||Henry Patten and Julian Cash||4-6, 6-4, 10-5|
|2022||Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell||Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov||6-3, 6-3|
|2019||Santiago González and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi||Ken and Neal Skupski||3–6, 6–4, 10–6|
|2018||Max Mirnyi and Philipp Oswald||Andre Begemann and Antonio Šančić||6–7, 6–4, 11–9|
|2017||Julio Peralta and Horacio Zeballos||Dustin Brown and Frances Tiafoe||4–6, 7–5, 10–6|
|2016||Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan||Víctor Estrella Burgos and Santiago González||4–6, 6–3, 10–8|
|2015||Ričardas Berankis and Teymuraz Gabashvili||Treat Huey and Scott Lipsky||6–4, 6–4|
|2014||Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan||David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco||4–6, 6–4, 11–9|
|2013||Jamie Murray and John Peers||Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan||1–6, 7–6, 12–10|
|2012||James Blake and Sam Querrey||Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot||7–6, 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, check out the official ATP Tour website.