The Hall of Fame Open is the only professional tournament played on grass in North America. The first U.S. National Lawn Tennis Championship, which evolved into the US Open, was first held in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1881 on the now legendary grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.
Top American John Isner will look to win a record fourth Newport title in 2019, following triumphs in 2011-12 and ’17. Defending champion Steve Johnson and 2016 champion Ivo Karlovic also return.
Here’s all you need to know about the Newport tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 15-21 July 2019
Tournament Director: Todd Martin
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 13 July at 6:00pm on Stadium Court
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Sunday at 11:00am
* Main draw: Monday – Saturday at 11:00am
* Induction ceremony: Saturday, 20 July not before 6:00pm
* Doubles final: Sunday, 21 July following singles final
* Singles final: Sunday, 21 July at 2:00pm
Venue: International Tennis Hall of Fame
Main Court Seating: 3,500
Prize Money: US$583,585 (Total Financial Commitment: US$652,245)
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: John Isner, Vijay Amritraj (3)
Most Titles, Doubles: Jordan Kerr (5)
Oldest Champion: Ivo Karlovic, 37, in 2016
Youngest Champion: Greg Rusedski, 19, in 1993
Lowest-Ranked Champion (Since 1979): No. 214 Mark Philippoussis in 2006
Most Match Wins (Since 1976): Henry Pfister (20)
Singles:  Steve Johnson (USA) d Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) 75 36 62 Read & Watch
Doubles: Jonathon Erlich (ISR) / Artem Sitak (NZL) d  Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) 61 62 Read More
Did You Know… On Saturday, the International Tennis Hall of Fame welcomes its newest class. Yevgeny Kafelnikov will be among those honoured in 2019.