Whilst the dust on another classic Wimbledon has barely settled, some of the biggest names in the game head to Newport to battle out the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in the last grass court event of the season. Here are our top Hall of Fame Tennis Championships betting tips.
The Hall of Fame Tennis Championships has been an event on the calendar since 1880 and found its permanent home in Newport, Rhode Island in 1976. The tournament co-insides with inductions to the tennis Hall of Fame and often sees many of the great and good from the game in attendance. As the final grass court event of the season and in the immediate aftermath of Wimbledon, the field in Newport can often have a distinctly American feel but the tennis is always of the highest quality as preparations for the US Open build up speed.
The Hall of Fame Tennis Championships is a 32 player draw with the top 8 seeds in the draw receiving byes to the second round.
The tournament has been held at the Hall of Tennis in Newport, Rhode Island since 1978 and is the only grass court event on the calendar to be played outside of Europe.
Monday 15th July 2019 – Sunday 21st July 2019.
Despite its tricky positioning in the calendar, the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships has yielded some illustrious winners over the years. Big serving American John Isner has picked up the title in Rhode Island on three occasions as has fellow big server Greg Rusedski. Australian greats Mark Philippoussis and Lleyton Hewitt have also claimed the trophy at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships whilst home favourite Steve Johnson will be looking to defend his title on the grass.
2019 Tournament Preview
There are plenty of big names packed into the field in Newport in an event that notoriously has a home-grown feel to it. John Isner put in a disappointing display at Wimbledon and will be keen to bounce back whilst defending champion Steve Johnson looked to pick up some rhythm on the grass at SW19.
Frenchman Ugo Humbert reached the last 16 at Wimbledon and looked in good form whilst Australian Jordan Thompson will be looking to continue his fine run of form thus far in 2019.
2019 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Preview
Men’s Outright Winner Odds:-
Here are some of our favourites for the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships title:-
Number one seed and three time Hall of Fame Tennis Championships winner John Isner will be returning to one of his favourite stomping grounds as he searches for form following injury. His run to the final in Miami was his last outing before Wimbledon and he crashed out at SW19 in round two and he’ll be keen to find form starting here in Newport.
French number two seed Adrian Mannarino continues to churn out results on the ATP Tour and he will be eager to carry on his good run of form having won the Libema Open last month. He too bombed out early at Wimbledon (to Marin Cilic) and he will be hoping to make the most of his good seeding here.
Defending champion Steve Johnson has struggled a little in 2018 and having dropped out of the world’s top 50, he has precious ranking points to defend here. He picked up a couple of confidence boosting wins at Wimbledon and historically has played his best tennis on grass.
Australian Jordan Thompson has enjoyed a real breakthrough year on the ATP Tour and has broken into the world’s top 50. He has gone deep in recent events such as the Libema Open and Turkish Airlines Open and should be very much one to watch here in Newport.
Emerging French youngster Ugo Humbert is another player that has broken through on the ATP Tour this season and has climbed to number 48 in the world rankings. His run to the 4th round at Wimbledon last week included wins over Gael Monfils and Felix Auger-Aliassime and he should be full of confidence here.
Another man to have a good week at Wimbledon was 2018 Australian Open quarter finalist Tennys Sandgren. The American reached the second week at SW19 before being knocked out by compatriot Sam Querrey and he could be a man to keep a close eye on in a seemingly open draw.
Home favourite Denis Kudla hasn’t enjoyed his very best season on the ATP Tour but will relish the chance to get back playing on the grass. His lack of consistency has hindered him in recent seasons but he possesses the tools to hurt opponents on grass and he could be a dangerous player in this draw.
Canadian Brayden Schnur is operating at a career high ranking of 97 and at 6 foot 4 looks to have all the credentials to be a strong grass court operator. His run to the final at the New York Open earlier this year was his breakthrough moment and he will be keen to show what he can go again here.