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Players Announced for Memphis Open

8 Jan, 2015


February 7-15 ATP World Tour 250 Event Player Field Includes Top Five Ranked Americans; Monday Night Session to Feature Michael Chang vs. James Blake Exhibition Match

Top-ranked American John Isner joined 2014 US Open finalist and two-time reigning champion Kei Nishikori as the first players committed to the 2015 Memphis Open player field.  Isner, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson, Jack Sock and Donald Young have also now joined the player field, representing the top five ranked American players.  The Memphis Open will be the first pro tournament of the year for Sock, who is currently recovering from hip surgery.  Last year’s singles finalist Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, both ranked in the Top 30, also join this year’s player field. 

Monday night’s session ticket (February 9) will include an exhibition match featuring Tennis Hall of Famer and 1997 Memphis singles champion Michael Chang, and former world No. 4 and 2002 Memphis singles finalist James Blake.  Nishikori is coached by Chang.  For information on how to purchase tickets for the opportunity to “meet and greet” these two American tennis icons prior to Monday night’s match, along with tickets for additional special events surrounding the 2015 Memphis Open, please periodically check www.memphisopen.com throughout January.   

The Memphis Open announced today that individual daily session tickets for the 2015 Memphis Open will go on sale to the general public on Monday, January 5, at 10:00 a.m. CT.  The ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament will be played February 7-15 at The Racquet Club of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn., with a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. 

Individual daily session prices range from $10 to $85, depending on the session, for individual box or chair seats in Stadium Court.  This marks a 5% to 20% reduction in prices from the 2014 tournament to provide a more affordable and accessible tennis experience for all fans.  “Party Deck” tickets on the west end offering special food and beverage options will also go on sale January 5.  All ticket holders also have access to the nearby Grandstand Court on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For a breakdown of the tournament schedule and prices, click here

All tickets can be purchased by:

Box seat and ticket packages are currently on sale.  Ticket packages include the Full Series Package, which provides either a dedicated box seat or chair seat in Stadium Court for all 13 sessions and qualifying rounds at a 20% discounted rate off retail, and the Finals Weekend Package, which provides either a dedicated box or chair seat in Stadium Court for sessions 9-13 (quarterfinals, semifinals & finals) at a 15% discounted rate off retail.  Box seats for these packages are located in rows 2-4.  The Finals Weekend Package starts at $190 per seat and the Full Series Package at $385 per seat.  Box seats are also available for purchase in full 6-seat and 4-seat configurations and provide access to all sessions and qualifying rounds, a dedicated parking spot at the Racquet Club, name recognition on box and in official program, complimentary programs and invitations to select Memphis Open events.  New for 2015, 6-seat and 4-seat boxes are priced the same, respectively, regardless of section.  Box seats for these packages are located in rows 1-4.  Prices start at $2,400. 

 In 2014, Tennis Rendezvous LLC, which is jointly owned by the United States Tennis Association and Golden Set Holdings LLC, purchased the U.S. Indoor National Championships and renamed it the Memphis Open – with the inaugural Memphis Open taking place in February 2015 at the Racquet Club of Memphis.  The event is one of the longest-running American tournaments on the ATP World Tour and the only indoor ATP event contested in the United States.

The present incarnation of professional tennis in Memphis officially kicked off in 1976, with a tournament won by Vijay Armitraj. In 1977, the tournament was designated as the U.S. Indoor National Championships. Tennis legend Björn Borg walked away with the title that year, and subsequent men’s singles champions include Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras -- for a total of nine year-end world No. 1s. Doubles champions include three of the greatest tandems of the Open era: Bob and Mike Bryan, Ken Flach and Robert Seguso, and Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, among others.

For more information, contact: Chris Widmaier, Managing Director, Corporate Communications, USTA, (914) 696-7284, widmaier@usta.com

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