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The Winston-Salem Open is an ATP 250 hard-court tennis tournament that takes place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States.

Date: 18 - 24 August
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Hard
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Venue: Wake Forest University
Players: 48 players (ATP Entry List)
ATP Prize Money: $779,780 (Distribution Overview)
ATP Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw
Official website: https://www.winstonsalemopen.com/

The Winston-Salem Open is an ATP 250 hard-court tennis tournament. It is held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, each season and often takes place just one week before the US Open. As the competition only launched in 2011, it is one of the newer US-held ATP events on the Tour.

The event took over from the vacated spot left by the now-defunct tournament previously held in New Haven, Long Island. However, the Winston-Salem Open has since become an award-winning 250-level competition. Each season, the competition is held at the modern Wake Forest Tennis Complex, which used to be the car park for the neighboring Truist Field - home of the Wake Forest Football team.

During the one-week competition, a men’s singles and doubles draw takes place. The singles knockout tournament consists of 48 players, while 16 pairs compete in the doubles. Despite its relatively young status as an ATP 250 event, the Winston-Salem Open has attracted some top names from the ATP tour recently.

Often, players use the tournament as a warm-up event to the US Open. When the competition first moved to North Carolina, former US player John Isner dominated. In 2011 and 2012, the now-retired player won the Winston-Salem Open, and no other players have matched this record yet.

However, some high-profile players have won the tournament since Isner’s initial success. Most notably, Roberto Bautista Agut won in 2017. One year later, former US Open champion Daniil Medvedev tasted success in North Carolina, too, beating Steve Johnson in the final.

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