These top-ranked U.S. tennis stars will compete in 2024 Dallas Open at SMU
Three of the top four American men's tennis players in the world will compete in the 2024 Dallas Open, taking place February 3-11 at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex at SMU.
According to a release, Tommy Paul (currently ranked No. 14 in the world), Ben Shelton (No. 16), and Frances Tiafoe (No. 17) will play in this year's weeklong ATP tournament in Dallas.
Paul will make his Dallas Open debut. The 26-year-old is the top-ranked player in this year’s field. He made his first Grand Slam semifinal appearance at the 2023 Australian Open.
Shelton, 21, is the youngest American ranked in the top 50 and also will make his Dallas Open debut. The 2022 NCAA national champion became the youngest American man to reach a major semifinal in 20 years at last year's US Open.
Tiafoe returns after reaching the quarterfinals of the 2023 Dallas Open. A fan favorite, Tiafoe spent 10 weeks ranked in the top 10 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings last season.
Additionally, 2022 Dallas Open champion Reilly Opelka has received a wild card invitation to this year’s tournament; he has played just one tournament since August 2022 and is recovering from hip surgery.
Wild card invitations have also gone to SMU’s Adam Neff (reigning American Athletic Conference Player of the Year) and 19-year-old Ethan Quinn, who turned pro in June 2023 after winning the NCAA Singles Championship with the Georgia Bulldogs.
Other top-50 players in the Dallas Open field include Christopher Eubanks, Adrian Mannarino, Mackenzie McDonald, Max Purcell, and Jordan Thompson. A full lineup of confirmed players can be found here.
“We’re very excited to have Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton in Dallas for the first time this year and to once again showcase some of the world’s best tennis players at the Dallas Open,” says Peter Lebedevs, Dallas Open tournament director, in the release. “From exciting young players to savvy veterans, this year’s field will be a joy to watch for new and longtime tennis fans alike.”
The ATP Tour's Dallas Open, in addition to featuring some of the top men's tennis players in the world, will include a special Women's Tennis Classic between Genie Bouchard and Caroline Wozniacki.
Premium seating, individual session, and weeklong tickets that include the Saturday’s Women's Tennis Classic match featuring Wozniacki and Bouchard are on sale now and available at www.dallasopen.com.
This is the last year the tournament will be contested at SMU. It will be upgraded to a 500-level tournament in 2025, and will move to The Star in Frisco.