Tiafoe Headlines Strong Dallas Draw for RBC Tennis Championships

Dallas, TX – An impressive American name takes the No. 1-seeded position in this year's RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas.

  Sitting at the top of the draw is world No. 50 ATP ranked player – Frances Tiafoe. After reaching the quarterfinals in last year's Australian Open, Tiafoe's stay in Melbourne this month was short-lived due to a tough first round matchup against No. 4 seed Daniil Medvedev.

  This week's RBC Tennis Championships will be the fourth appearance for Tiafoe at the indoor Dallas event. His best results coming in 2017 and 2016 when he reached the quarterfinals each of those years.

   Other Americans competing for the 2020 singles title include two-time Dallas finalist Mackenzie McDonald, Denis Kudla and reigning RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas singles champion and Fort Worth, Texas native – Mitchell Krueger.

  Taking the second-seeded position in the singles draw is Italy's Andreas Seppi. Ranked as high as No. 24 in the world in recent years, Seppi will look to notch his first single title since Cary, North Carolina in 2019. That same year, he had a Sydney International tournament in which he captured impressive wins over Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman on his way to the finals.

  Seppi is not the only strong international name competing in Dallas. Germany's Dominik Koepfer who had his breakout year in 2019 reaching the Round of 16 at the US Open; Canada's Brayden Schnur - a finalist at the NY Open last year; Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin; and Australia's Bernard Tomic.

  Up-and-coming Americans J.J. Wolf, Michael Mmoh, Maxime Cressy, and Sebastian Korda are also on the draw.

  The top-seeded doubles team is No. 46 ranked Ben McLachlan of Japan and Great Britain's Luke Bambridge who holds ad No. 43 ATP doubles ranking.

  The 2017 French Open doubles champion Ryan Harrison teams up with his younger brother while a member of last year's Dallas doubles championship squad – Deni Novikov – is paired with Goncalo Oliveira this week.

  The 2020 RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas is an indoor ATP Challenger 100 event and part of the USTA Pro Circuit, celebrating its 22nd year hosted at TBarM Racquet Club in north Dallas February 3-9, 2020. Tickets are available now online.

  The tournament supports local charities including Susan G. Komen Dallas County, the Dallas Tennis Association's DTEA programs, the Isner Family Foundation, and the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation.

  Singles and doubles draws are available on the tournament website.

  For tournament information, contact Shawn Edwards at sedwards@tbarmtennis.com.

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