The last event of the US Open Series before the US Open itself takes place in New York, the Winston-Salem Open offers top male pros one final chance to tune up their games as it is held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from 19-25 August 2018.

Defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut is joined by Australian Open semifinalists Hyeon Chung and Kyle Edmund, as well as top-15 players David Goffin and Pablo Carreno Busta and home favourite Sam Querrey, for the 2018 Winston-Salem Open when it begins on 19 August. 

ATP Winston-Salem live streaming

Winston-Salem Open tennis is live from 19-25 August with play starting around 3pm local/8pm BST. Bbookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

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Winston-Salem Open schedule

Main-draw play at ATP Winston-Salem begins on Sunday 19 August with the singles and doubles finals taking place on Saturday 25 August, allowing the participants time to travel to New York for the beginning of main-draw play at the US Open on Monday 27 August.

ATP Winston-Salem players 2018

Despite being played just one week before the US Open, the Winston-Salem Open is slightly unusual for an ATP World Tour 250 event in that it hosts a 48-player field, and the tournament is popular enough that it's always a crowded field featuring notable names.

The Winston-Salem Open champions of the past two years, Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta, both return in 2018. World no. 9 Bautista Agut is looking for his third title of 2018 after triumphing in Auckland and Dubai, and also hoping to get his season back on track after suffering a personal loss before the French Open; while Carreno Busta, the world no. 13, must find his best form ahead of attempting to defend his semifinalist points at the US Open.

This pair of Spaniards are joined by two of the ATP World Tour's rising stars in 2018: Kyle Edmund, who has taken over from Andy Murray as the British no. 1, and Hyeon Chung of South Korea. Both men made memorable runs to the semifinals of the Australian Open in January to announce themselves on the world stage. 

Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson and Ryan Harrison are all hoping to become the first American to capture the title at Winston-Salem since John Isner won back-to-back titles in 2011-12, while world no. 11 David Goffin hopes to strengthen his bid to make it back into the top 10 with a deep run in North Carolina.

French Open semifinal sensation Marco Cecchinato, rising Russian Andrey Rublev and perpetual crowd favourite Fernando Verdasco are also among the field for the 2018 Winston-Salem Open when it begins on Sunday 19 August.

About the Winston-Salem Open

The last ATP World Tour event played before the US Open begins at the end of August, the Winston-Salem Open is the final event in the US Open Series, the swing of tournaments held on North American hard courts which track the best performers in the lead-up to the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year and offer bonus prize money for players who win both the US Open Series and the US Open itself.

The Winston-Salem Open is played on outdoor hard courts at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and is the last of six ATP World Tour 250-level events played in the USA, featuring a 48-player singles draw and 16-pairing doubles draw and offering $625,000 in prize money as well as 250 ranking points to the winner. 

The tournament’s roots go back to 1981 when it began as a four-player exhibition held in Long Island’s Jericho hamlet and was known as the Hamlet Challenge Cup. Ivan Lendl and Andre Agassi won the event during its tenure as an exhibition before it become part of the ATP World Tour in 1990, continuing to be played in Long Island until 2004 with Stefan Edberg, Lendl, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Carlos Moya, Patrick Rafter, Tommy Haas and Lleyton Hewitt among its champions during this time. In 2005, the tournament was merged with the WTA Tour event in New Haven, the Connecticut Open, still held the week before the US Open. James Blake, Nikolay Davydenko and 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic were among the players who won the title in New Haven.

The Winston-Salem Open proper was created in 2011 when the tournament moved to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The move was crowned when big-serving John Isner, who has been ranked as high as world no. 8, won a Masters 1000 Series title and is best known for playing the longest tennis match in history against Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010, won the inaugural Winston-Salem Open in 2011, defeating Julien Benneteau in the final. Isner, a native of North Carolina hailing from Greensboro, repeated the feat in 2012 when he beat former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych. 

The tournament’s champions have taken on a more international flavor in recent years, with Austria’s Jurgen Melzer beating France’s Gael Monfils to take the trophy in 2013, and the Czech Republic’s Lukas Rosol defeating Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz in 2014. In 2015, Kevin Anderson of South Africa continued a career-best season when he won in Winston-Salem, defeating rising French star Pierre-Hugues Herbert to claim the title before going on to make a first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the US Open. And in 2016, the tournament featured an all-Spanish final, with Pablo Carreno Busta capturing his maiden ATP World Tour title as he defeated compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut.

Bautista Agut had his revenge in 2017 when he took the 250 title in Winston-Salem, defeating Bosnia-Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur.

ATP Winston-Salem tournament information

Fast facts about the Winston-Salem Open

Winston-Salem OpenATP Winston-Salem
Dates19-25 August 2018
LocationWinston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
VenueWake Forest University Tennis Complex
SurfaceOutdoors hard
Draw size48 singles/16 doubles
First played1981
Most titlesIvan Lendl (5)
Prize money$625,000
Reigning singles championRoberto Bautista Agut
Reigning doubles championsJean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau

ATP Winston-Salem ranking points

These are the ranking points available for reaching each round at the Winston-Salem Open. Despite the fact that ATP Winston-Salem features a larger draw (48 players) than most 250-level events, the point distribution is not affected.

Ranking points on offer at ATP 250 events

Round of 1620
First round10

ATP Winston-Salem champions

Only players who have won the title since the tournament moved to WInston-Salem, North Caroline in 2011 are listed. All are still active in singles.

Former winners of the Winston-Salem Open

2011John IsnerJulien Benneteau
2012John Isner (2)Tomas Berdych
2013Jurgen MelzerGael Monfils
2014Lukas RosolJerzy Janowicz
2015Kevin AndersonPierre-Hugues Herbert
2016Pablo Carreno BustaRoberto Bautista Agut
2017Roberto Bautista AgutDamir Dzumhur

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