Mens Clay Court Championship

US Mens Clay Court Championship (also known as Fayes Sarofim & Co. US Men’s Clay Court championships) will start on 3 April and ends on 9 April.

The event began in 1910 in Omaha with an idea to promote clay court tennis in the west of USA and till 2001 in different cities across the west USA has been contested. It is the only ATP tour event in USA that has a clay court.

The 52nd edition of the atp250 tournament will be held at the outdoor clay court of River Oaks Country Club in Houston, TX, USA. This Venue hosted the tournament since 2001.

Tournament Details

The Men Clay Court Championship, also known as the Houston Open for location reasons,  is an annual outdoor clay court tournament set in the River Oaks Country Club. As a Tour-sanctioned event, the tournament is part of the ATP 250 series. It is one of the oldest tournaments on the Tour still played on clay courts and the tournament holds an important historical slot in US, as it is the only ATP tournament played in Houston.

LocationHouston, TX, U.S.A.
VenueRiver Oaks Country Club
Tour categoryATP 250
Prize Money$642,735
Draw28 S, 16 D


The U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships is an annual ATP Tour tennis tournament that started in 1910. It’s the only ATP World Tour-level tournament in the United States still played on clay courts. The tournament was created by the Western Lawn Tennis Association to promote the establishment of more clay courts in the West. The first event was held in Omaha with 5,000 spectators. It has been played in several cities, including River Forest, Indianapolis, and currently Houston.

Previous Winners

YearSingles championDoubles champions
2023Frances Tiafoe (USA)Max Purcell (AUS) / Jordan Thompson (AUS)
2022Reilly Opelka (USA)Max Purcell (AUS) / Matthew Ebden (AUS)
2019Christian Garin (chile)Aisam-ul-haq (Pakistan) / Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico)
2018Steve Johnson (USA)Max Mlrnyl (Belarus) / Philipp Oswald (Austria)
2017Steve Johnson (USA)Julio Peralta (Chile) / Horacio Zeballos (Argentina)
2016Jaun Monaco (Argentina)Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)

US Men’s Clay Court Results

In 2023, Frances Tiafoe, the world number 15 US tennis player, won her second career title on Sunday, more than five years after he won his first, almost as a teenager, in Delray Beach. Tiafoe won the ATP 250 in Houston, Texas, without dropping a single set in his four matches in the tournament, all played in a short 28-hour span. In the final, played a few hours after the semifinals, “Big Foe” defeated the Argentine Tomas Etcheverry, 73rd in the ATP ranking, with a score of 7-6(1) 7-6(6).

Frnace Tiafoe
Frances Tiafoe

While in doubles championship, The Australian pair Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson defeated British third seeds Julian Cash and Henry Patten 4–6, 6–4, 10–5. This is the first doubles final as a team, clinching victory at the Houston ATP 250 with their third victory in two days. Max Purcell successfully defend his doubles title with different partner.

Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson
Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson

In 2022, the Singles champion trophy was picked by seeded no 3 American stars Reilly Opelka. Opelka beated country fellow John Isner in “battle of bots” for Houston title. Opelka grabbed the title by straight sets (6-3, 7-6) on Sunday.

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This was his 2nd ATP title in 2022, first was Dallas Open in February 2022. In 2022 John Isner couldn’t won any ATP title in single but he grabbed doubles title twice (Miami Open and Indian Wells Masters). On other side doubles, Australian pair Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden won Houston Open championship against Serbian twins Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov. Aussies players grabbed a title easily by straight sets (6-3, 6-3).

Mens Clay Court Championship 2023 Prize Money

US Men’s Clay Court 2023 Prize Money is $642,735 and total commitment is $718,245 where singles champion will receive $97,760 and doubles pair will have $33,960.

In 2022 prize money commitment was $665,330 where winners of singles put $90,495 in their bank and runner-up had $52,790. However, as doubles champion, the winning pair got $31,440 and the runner-up received $16,820. In 2019 prize money was $583,585.

The US Mens Clay Court Championship 2023 Prize money distribution is:

StageSingles Prize MoneyDoubles Prize MoneyATP Points
2nd Round$11,280——20
1st Round$6,895$3,5100

US Mens Clay Court Championship Draw

The event will have 28 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released as the tournament progresses.

US Men’s Clay Court Championship 2023 Schedule

The draw will be held across a week from 3-9 April with a qualifying round set for the weekend prior; the 1st and 2nd of April. Keep in mind this schedule may be subject to change.

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The schedule for the event is as follows:

 DateSingles MatchesDoubles Matches
3rd AprilRound 1—-
4th AprilRound 1Round 1
5th AprilRound 2Round 1
6th AprilRound 2Round 1
7th AprilQuarter FinalQuarter Final
8th AprilSemi FinalSemi Final
9th AprilFinaleFinale

Mens Clay Court Championship 2023 Players List

This Event attracts many US top players in past like Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, John Isner, and Rielly Opelka. In 2023, US sensation Frances Tiafoe will be in action in the 2023 edition along with Tommy Paul and Brandon Nakashima.

Man’s Clay court championship 2023 Singles Top Seeds

SeedPlayerATP Ranking
1Frances Tiafoe14
2Tommy Paul19
3Brandon Nakashima45
4John Isner46
6Adrian Mannarino62
7Wu Yibing64
8Jason Kubler69

Remaining Players

Cristian Garin
Denis Kudla
Jordan Thompson
Max Purcell
Daniel Elahi Galan
Emilio Gomez
Facundo Bagnis
Filip Krajinovic
Tomas Martin Etcheverry
Marcos Giron
Zhizhen Zhang

Mens Clay Court Championship Doubles main entry

SeedPlayerATP Ranking
1Rinky Hijikata / Jason Kubler69
2Nathaniel Lammons / Jackson Withrow83
3Julian Cash / Henry Patten122
4André Göransson / Ben McLachlan125

Mens Clay Court Championship Tickets

A limited number of tickets are available now. To purchase or for more information, visit following links: 

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