Steve Johnson looks for his third consecutive U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship title when the only ATP Tour event played on clay in the USA returns in 2019.

A strong American contingent is joined by players from nine other countries for ATP Houston 2019, live from 8-14 April.

ATP Houston Live Streaming

ATP Houston tennis is live from 8-14 April 2019 with play starting around 12pm local/6pm BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

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ATP Houston Tournament Schedule

ATP Houston SEEDS 2019

Here is a full list of seeded players at the 2019 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

Seeded players at the 2019 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship

SeedRankingPlayerPrevious best result
139Steve JohnsonChampion (2017-18)
242Jeremy ChardyQF (2015)
355Cameron NorrieQ-1 (2018)
456Reilly OpelkaR1 (2016-17)
558Taylor FritzSF (2018)
659Mackenzie MacdonaldR1 (2018)
767Jordan ThompsonR1 (2018)
871Sam QuerreyRunner-up (2010, 2015)

ATP Houston Players 2019

Who is playing at the U.S. Men's Clay-Court Championships in 2019?

The field for ATP Houston 2019 is led by two-time champion Steve Johnson, who is hoping to become the first man since the days of Bobby Riggs to win three editions of the tournament in a row.

The U.S. Men's Clay-Court Championship has acquired special significance for Johnson, whose father passed away about a week after he won the title in 2017, beating Brazil's Thomas Bellucci in the final. Johnson defended the title with plenty of emotion in 2018, shortly before getting married. The world no. 39 has not been in good form so far in 2019, but has got match wins recently on American hard courts and will hope to carry that momentum into his title defense on the clay of Houston.

Top-10 American star John Isner, a champion in Houston in 2013, is in doubt for the tournament after sustaining a stress fracture in his foot during the Miami Masters final against Roger Federer. But even if Isner isn't able to play, Johnson will still be supported - and challenged - by a strong American contingent including two-time ATP Houston runner-up Sam Querrey, Paris Masters champion Jack Sock (another former champion, having claimed the title in 2015), 2018 runner-up Tennys Sandgren and a slew of talented youngsters: Taylor Fritz, just 21; the giant Reilly Opelka, who won his maiden ATP Tour title at the New York Open in February; and 23-year-old Mackenzie McDonald, who caused a splash at the US Open.

The Americans are joined by a varied field from a range of other countries, including Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka, who won his first title at the ATP 250 in Shenzhen last year; former U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship winner Ivo Karlovic, still going strong (and leading the ATP's ace rankings) despite being in his 40; Great Britain's Cameron Norrie, runner-up at the ASB Classic in Auckland in January; and powerful French player Jeremy Chardy. It promises to be an entertaining week when the 2019 U.S. Men's Clay-Court Championship takes place from 8-14 April 2019.

About ATP Houston

As its title proudly suggests, ATP Houston is the only ATP World Tour clay-court tournament to be played on American soil and it holds a perfect position in the calendar. Following the major Masters 1000 Series events in Indian Wells and Miami and preceding the European clay-court season, which begins in earnest with the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship offers a chance for top players to transition smoothly into clay-court tennis before making the trip to Europe.

An ATP World Tour 250 event offering 250 ranking points and $91,630 in prize money to the champion, the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship’s roots go back to 1910, when locals lobbied the USTA (then the USLTA) for a clay-court event to help promote clay-court tennis in the west. 

The first U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship was played in Omaha, Nebraska in 1910 with a crowd of 5,000 watching the finals. Since then, it has been held in an amazing 23 cities across the USA including stints in Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Detroit, Atlanta and Orlando before settling in its current home of Houston, Texas in 2011 where it has remained ever since. 

American legend Bill Tilden, one of the most iconic figures in tennis’s early history, holds the record for most U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship titles with seven trophies between 1918 and 1927, and shares the record for most finals reached with Frank Parker, who won the title five times and made three more finals between 1933 and 1947. Pancho Segura of Ecuador was the first non-American to win the title when he triumphed in 1944, but the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship was the near-exclusive property of native players until the 1970s when the roll of honour took on a much more international flavor.

Arthur Ashe (Milwaukee, 1967), Jimmy Connors (Indianapolis, 1974, 1976, 1978 and 1979), Ivan Lendl (Indianopolis, 1985), Andre Agassi (Charleston, 1988), Michael Chang (Orlando, 1997) and Jim Courier (Orlando, 1998) are among the greats who have claimed the crown at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship.

Andy Roddick won the first of his three titles during the tournament’s inaugural year in Houston in 2001 and has been joined by subsequent American winners Agassi (2003), Mardy Fish (2006), Ryan Sweeting (2011), John Isner (2013) and Jack Sock (2015). Non-Americans to have claimed the title during the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship’s sojourn in Houston include Tommy Haas (2004), Lleyton Hewitt (2009), Juan Monaco (2012, 2016) and Fernando Verdasco (2014).

Steve Johnson became the latest American champion in 2017 when he beat Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci in the final, returning to defend his title in emotional circumstances in 2018 as he overcame Tennys Sandgren in the first all-American Houston final since 2015 (Sock d. Querrey).

ATP Houston Tournament Information

Here are some quick facts about the U.S. Men's Clay-Court Championship.

Fast facts about the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship

Dates8-14 April 2019
LocationHouston, Texas, USA
VenueRiver Oaks Country Club
SurfaceRed clay (outdoors)
Category250
First played1910
Draw size32 singles/16 doubles
Prize money$500,000
Most titles (all-time)Bill Tilden (7)
Most titles (Open Era)Jimmy Connors (4)
Reigning singles championSteve Johnson
Reigning doubles championsMax Mirnyi/Philipp Oswald

ATP Houston Ranking Points

Here is a breakdown of the points awarded by the ATP Tour for reaching various rounds at a 250 event like the U.S. Men's Clay-Court Championship.

Ranking points on offer at ATP 250 events

RoundPoints
Champion250
Runner-up150
Semifinal90
Quarterfinal45
Round of 1620
First round10
Qualifying12

ATP Houston Champions

Here is a list of the singles players who have won the U.S. Men's Clay-Court Championship title in the Open Era (since 1968).

Players who are still active in singles are given in bold.

U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship winners (since 1968)

YearPlayerRunner-up
1968Clark GraebnerStan Smith
1969Zeljko FranulovicCliff Richey
1970Cliff RicheyStan Smith
1971Zeljko Franulovic (2)Cliff Richey
1972Bob HewittJimmy Connors
1973Manuel OrantesGeorges Goven
1974Jimmy ConnorsBjorn Borg
1975Manuel Orantes (2)Arthur Ashe
1976Jimmy Connors (2)Wojtek Fibak
1977Manuel Orantes (3)Jimmy Connors
1978Jimmy Connors (3)Jose Higueras
1979Jimmy Connors (4)Guillermo Vilas
1980Jose Luis ClercMel Purcell
1981Jose Luis Clerc (2)Ivan Lendl
1982Jose HiguerasJimmy Arias
1983Jimmy AriasAndres Gomez
1984Andres GomezBalazs Taroczy
1985Ivan LendlAndres Gomez
1986Andres Gomez (2)Thierry Tulasne
1987Mats WilanderKent Carlsson
1988Andre AgassiJimmy Arias
1989Jay BergerLawson Duncan
1990David WheatonMark Kaplan
1991Jaime YzagaJimmy Arias
1992MaliVai WashingtonClaudio Mezzadri
1993Horacio de la PenaJaime Yzaga
1994Jason StoltenbergGabriel Markus
1995Thomas EnqvistJavier Frana
1996Fernando MeligeniMats Wilander
1997Michael ChangGrant Stafford
1998Jim CourierMichael Chang
1999Magnus NormanGuillermo Canas
2000Fernando GonzalezNicolas Massu
2001Andy RoddickHyung Taik-Lee
2002Andy Roddick (2)Pete Sampras
2003Andre Agassi (2)Andy Roddick
2004Tommy HaasAndy Roddick
2005Andy Roddick (3)Sebastian Grosjean
2006Mardy FishJurgen Melzer
2007Ivo KarlovicMariano Zabaleta
2008Marcel GranollersJames Blake
2009Lleyton HewittWayne Odesnik
2010Juan Ignacio ChelaSam Querrey
2011Ryan SweetingKei Nishikori
2012Juan MonacoJohn Isner
2013John IsnerNicolas Almagro
2014Fernando VerdascoNicolas Almagro
2015Jack SockSam Querrey
2016Juan Monaco (2)Jack Sock
2017Steve JohnsonThomaz Bellucci
2018Steve Johnson (2)Tennys Sandgren

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