After a thrilling Wimbledon final that saw Novak Djokovic defeat Roger Federer three sets to one for his third Wimbledon title, some of the best tennis players in the world on the ATP Tour are heading to Newport, Rhode Island for the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
The event begins on July 11 and runs all the way through July 19, when the singles and doubles finals are played from the 32-player field. This year’s singles field includes John Isner, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson, Tommy Haas, Jared Donaldson, Dustin Brown, Bernard Tomic, Illya Marchenko , Mark Philippoussis and others. Two of the top contenders figure to be Philippoussis, who won the event in 2006, and Isner, the winner of the tournament in 2011 and 2012. Lleyton Hewitt won last year’s championship but is not participating in this year’s event.
Tennis fans can cure the Wimbledon hangover by using Hipmunk.com for flights to Newport to take in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in person. With tennis being played all week long, take in multiple days by booking hotels in Newport through Hipmunk, starting from $82 per night.
According to the event’s website, tickets can be bought starting from $28 for the early rounds of tournament, $33 for the tournament quarterfinals and $53 for the tournament finals. On Saturday, July 18, the lowest-priced tickets are $73 for the tournament semifinals and Hall of Fame induction ceremony that is welcoming Amelie Mauresmo, David Hall and Nancy Jeffett into of one tennis’ highest honors.
Throughout the week, the tournament has events to cater the needs of any tennis fan, including: ATP World Tour Doubles Pro-Am, ATP Juniors Clinic, USTA Member Appreciation Day, Lunch with Legends, Alex and Ani Ladies Day, Alex and Ani Ladies Day and Enshrinement Weekend.
The Hall of Fame Tennis Championships is the only grass tournament in North America, continuing the theme from last week’s Wimbledon event. The tournament has been going strong since 1881 and is the only ATP tournament that occurs in the New England area.