The Memphis Open was a part of the ATP calendar for more than 40 years before it had to be canceled in 2017, struggling to find the sponsors for the last couple of years and having to sell the license. The event moved to Long Island, New York, finding the new home at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on black indoor hard courts that makes it a unique stop in the ATP calendar.
Kevin Anderson was the inaugural champion in 2018 after beating Sam Querrey in the title match and it was Reilly Opelka who succeeded him last February, delivering thrilling wins over John Isner and Brayden Schnur to secure the first ATP title.
Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, Kevin Anderson, John Isner, Reilly Opelka and Brayden Schnur have already been confirmed for the next year's edition that will take place between February 9-16, returning to the Nassau Coliseum for the third straight year and offering a chance for tennis from Long Island to enjoy in high-quality tennis.
"The New York Open is one of the most exciting sports events and we are incredibly excited to host the festivities for the third consecutive year," said Maureen Hanlon, president of Onexim Sports and Entertainment.
"The enthusiasm and devotion to tennis on Long Island is evident and we take great pride in offering this event to the community. It's been a lot of fun to witness this event grow year in and year out, with thousands of fans in attendance at last year's Open.
This February, we are expecting an even larger turnout for this unique event." "The New York Open, home of the famous black courts, will be better than ever this year. Our player field is the strongest to date with fan favorites Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, John Isner and Reilly Opelka all playing," said Tournament Director Peter Lebedevs.
"There are some new and exciting things for fans to enjoy as well. The first day of qualifying rounds on Saturday, February 9, will be Family Day presented by PGA Tour Superstore, where all tickets are free so the entire family can come out.
We will also host the New York Open Pickleball Championships for the first time in the exhibition hall during finals weekend, February 14-16."