RBC Tennis Championship of Dallas to Increase Draw, Prize Money
Dallas, TX – Multiple changes are coming to professional tennis in the United States in 2019.
With new standards set in place by the ATP World Tour for the 2019 calendar year, the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas will be increasing its singles draw from 32 players to 48 as well as increasing the prize money from $125,000 to just over $135,000. Additionally, the Dallas event will be going from a Saturday night to a Sunday day final in accordance with new ATP standards for U.S. events.
This international men's indoor tournament will also be increasing its points as it becomes an ATP Challenger 110 event under the ATP's new Challenger Tour nomenclature. There will be five levels of ATP Challenger events throughout the world which are named based on the amount of points available for the champion as follows: ATP Challenger 125, 110, 95, 80, and 70-point tournament levels.
The RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas - a staple of the ATP Challenger Tour and USTA Pro Circuit - is hosted indoors at TBarM Racquet Club in Dallas and will be celebrating the events 21st year of bringing professional tennis to north Texas, February 4-10, 2019. It is also the longest continuous professional men's tennis tournament in Texas.
The tournament supports local charities including Susan G. Komen Dallas County, the Dallas Tennis Association's DTEA programs and the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation.
In 2018, No. 27 world-ranked player Kei Nishikori defeated Mackenzie McDonald to win the 20th anniversary RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas.
Other former players of this Dallas event include Steve Johnson, Kyle Edmund, Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, Frances Tiafoe, Andrey Rublev, Grigor Dimitrov, James Blake, Mardy Fish, and the Bryan brothers.