LAS VEGAS, September 27, 2019 (Press Release)
The Las Vegas Tennis Open announced that Jack Sock of Lincoln, Nebraska will headline the competitors for the 2019 Las Vegas Tennis Open, a ATP Challenger 80 event, hosted at The Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex, October 14-20.
The tournament is a vital stop on the ATP Challenger Tour and one of over 150 events scheduled to take place in the 2019 season. Total prize money of $54,160 and 80 ATP rankings points will be up for grabs as top tennis professionals from around the world look to make one last push in their seasons.
40 men received direct acceptance into the 48-player main draw, with Sock being one of the most accomplished players in the field. Four players will compete in the qualifying tournament October 14, for two other berths. The local tournament organizers will also award wild card entries and special exempts to complete the field.
Currently No. 210 in the world, the 27-year-old has claimed four singles titles on the ATP Tour, with his most recent coming in 2017 at the Masters 1000 event in Paris. The American has reached as high as No. 8 in the world and recorded wins over top ten players including David Ferrer, Kei Nishikori and Dominic Thiem.
Sock is also an accomplished doubles player having won three Grand Slam doubles titles, including both Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018. He has also picked up the US Open mixed doubles title in 2011 and an Olympic gold medal in 2016. Sock holds 18 ATP Tour titles overall (four in singles, 14 in doubles).
Joining Sock in the main draw is 2018 Las Vegas Tennis Open champion Thanasi Kokkinakis. The injury-plagued Australian is looking to end his season on a high note, most recently reaching R2 of the US Open. In 2018, Kokkinakis defeated then world No. 1 Roger Federer, picking up the biggest win of his career. The 23-year-old holds six ATP Challenger Tour titles overall (three is singles, three in doubles).
World No. 107 Denis Kudla and a strong contingent of Americans are also expected to compete. Next Gen ATP Finals contenders JJ Wolf, Sebastian Korda, Jenson Brooksby, Jack Draper, Nicola Kuhn, Michael Mmoh and Roy Smith will also head to Sin City.
Admission to the Las Vegas Tennis Open is FREE October 14-17. Admission is $5 on October 18, $10 for semifinal action on October 19 and $15 for the singles and doubles final on October 20. A tournament pass is available for $20 and all tickets can be purchased at UNLVTickets.com.
The official player acceptance list is subject to change and can be viewed here.