Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
The ATP Tournament Newport (official Hall of Fame Tennis Championships ) is an American men's tennis tournament.
The competition will be held in Newport in the U.S. state of Rhode Iceland since 1976 and is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 The tournament is the only ATP Kalendars, which is time-aligned to Wimbledon on grass surface, also it is the only grass tournament outside Europe. Record winner are the Briton Greg Rusedski and the Indian Vijay Amritraj, each with three hits; in double the Australian Jordan Kerr was even five times to win.
It is known the tournament because of the so-called curse casino (the casino Curse ), which states that in Newport never wins the top seed players. Only in 2011 John Isner could be the first to break this curse; In 2012 Isner was victorious as Topgesetzter in Newport. Named is the curse after the venue of the tournament, the Newport Casino, where is also the International Tennis Hall of Fame. On this site was until 1915 the United States National Championships organized, the precursor of the U.S. Open tournament.