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The Dallas Open is an ATP 250 event held in February to serve as an early preparation for the Sunshine Double, which is also held in the United States shortly after.

Date: 5 - 11 February
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Hard
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Venue: Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex
Players: 32 players (ATP Entry List)
Prize Money: $756,020 (Distribution Overview)
Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw
Official website: https://www.dallasopen.com

The Dallas Open was once held in 1983, and back then it was also known as the Paine Webber Classic. The tournament was won by Andres Gomez in its only edition, and it took almost four decades before it returned to the ATP calendar once again.

With its re-introduction, the event was a fairly recent addition to the calendar, as the first edition was held in 2022. It belongs to the 250 category and is being played at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex. Like most events in the United States, it is played on hard courts.

The first edition was held in 2022 and immediately saw a native player win the event, as the entry lists predominantly feature home players. Reilly Opelka won the inaugural tournament, but the homegrown winner tradition didn't continue in 2023, as John Isner lost to Yibing Wu in the final.

The event is part of a two-event mini-US series that also features the Delray Beach Open, after which players usually move to Mexico to compete at the Mexican Open in Acapulco, and newly, also the Los Cabos Open, which was moved in the calendar.

All of these hard-court events are played outdoors and serve as the lead-up for the Sunshine Double, which is usually played in March and includes two ATP Masters 1000 tournaments - the Indian Wells Masters, also called the BNP Paribas Open, and the Miami Open.

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