‘Big deal’: ATP Tour set to return to Dallas for the 2022 season after more than 30 years

‘Big deal’: ATP Tour set to return to Dallas for the 2022 season after more than 30 years_60f5e2eb646d0.jpeg

After more than a 30-year hiatus, Dallas, Texas will be hosting the ATP Tour for the 2022 season.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson expressed his excitement for the tournament’s return in a tweet on May 19.

“Congrats to @DALOpenTennis and welcome to Dallas! Looking forward to some world-class tennis in our city next year,” he said.

For the previous three years, the tournament has been held in New York and the City of Dallas is eager to welcome the tennis tournament back to the city.

The ATP 250 Dallas stop will be held at Southern Methodist University from Feb. 6-22, 2022 and is the only indoor tour-level event in the U.S.

For former Top 10 player and 2018 Wimbledon semifinalist, John Isner, to be able to contribute to the event as the nonprofit partner with his family charity, the Isner Family Foundation, is a “big deal.”

“It’s a big deal for me personally because I get to play in my backyard here at Southern Methodist University, where I train,” he said in a statement to NBC 5 DFW.

The event has been graced by many legends, such as John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Michael Chang, Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori.

“The Dallas Open will shine a global spotlight on the city and be much more than a one-week tennis tournament. In addition to entertainment programming and unique experiential opportunities throughout the tournament, our partnership with SMU and commitment to the community will be year-round and include business, community, tennis initiatives and events. We would like to thank the City of Dallas, our partners at SMU and the ATP for the incredible support during this process to help us bring this world-class tennis event to a world-class city,” Tournament Director Peter Lebedevs said to the ATP tour.

Those interested in being put on the waitlist for tickets can click here.

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