WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 11, 2018) – Players from 21 counties will take to the courts at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex this August. David Goffin (9), 2016 Winston-Salem Open Champion, Pablo Carreno Busta (12), Sam Querrey (13), Hyeon Chung (22), and 2017 Finalist Damir Dzuhmur (23) headline a solid field for the US Open Series finale August 18 – 25. The 2018 field features 16 playersinside the world’s top 50(at the time of this release).
Crowd favorites Fernando Verdasco (34), Steve Johnson (42), Jared Donaldson (54), Ryan Harrison (59), Julien Benneteau (63), and Feliciano Lopez(70) will also return to the tournament.
“The Winston-Salem Open has proved to be a unique opportunity to many of the top men,” says Tournament Director Bill Oakes. “13 of the current ATP World Top 20 have played at this event since we began in 2011. This year’s field proves you don’t have to go far to see world class tennis, and we could not be more excited for our fans or the community.”
The second-ranked American, Sam Querrey, is enthusiastic about the tournament saying, “It’s a pleasure for me to return to Winston-Salem. The fans are amazing, and the atmosphere is perfect preparation for the U.S. Open. It’s a great event, and I am looking forward to being part of it.”
The Winston-Salem Open is the final tournament in the summer-long US Open Series. This ATP event began in 2011, and in 2017 the tournament reached a global audience of more than 3.5 million in more than 100 countries. It won ATP Tournament of the Year in 2016, as voted on by the players. The Wake Forest Tennis Complex will host the tournament August 18-25
You can find the full acceptance list here.