Sarasota Open

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Sarasota Open
ATP Challenger Tour
Event nameSarasota
Location Sarasota, Florida, United States
VenueLongboat Key Club and Resort's Tennis Gardens (2009–2014)
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center (2015–2016)
United Tennis Center (2008, 2017)
Laurel Oak Country Club (since 2018)
Category ATP Challenger Tour
Surface Clay, Green
Draw32S/32Q/16D/4Q
Prize money$100,000
Website Website

The Sarasota Open is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor green clay courts. It is currently part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. Since 2018, the event is held at the Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota, Florida, United States. It has been held at the United Tennis Center in Bradenton, Florida in its inaugural event (named Hurricane Open) in 2008 and in 2017. Other locations were Lakewood Ranch (2015-2016) and Longboat Key (2009-2014). An expected move to Bath and Racquet Athletic Club near Bee Ridge and U.S. 41 fell through as the tournament was moved to United Tennis Center in 2017.

Tennis ball sport with racket and net

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.

Association of Tennis Professionals organization of professional male tennis players

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Past finals

Singles

YearChampionRunner-upScore
2019 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Paul Flag of the United States.svg Tennys Sandgren 6–3, 6–4
2018 Flag of Bolivia.svg Hugo Dellien Flag of Argentina.svg Facundo Bagnis 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
2017 Flag of the United States.svg Frances Tiafoe Flag of the United States.svg Tennys Sandgren 6–3, 6–4
2016 Flag of Germany.svg Mischa Zverev Flag of Austria.svg Gerald Melzer 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
2015 Flag of Argentina.svg Federico Delbonis Flag of Argentina.svg Facundo Bagnis 6–4, 6–2
2014 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nick Kyrgios Flag of Serbia.svg Filip Krajinović 7–6(12–10), 6–4
2013 Flag of the United States.svg Alex Kuznetsov Flag of the United States.svg Wayne Odesnik 6–0, 6–2
2012 Flag of the United States.svg Sam Querrey Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Lorenzi 6–1, 6–7(3–7), 6–3
2011 Flag of the United States.svg James Blake Flag of the United States.svg Alex Bogomolov Jr. 6–2, 6–2
2010 Flag of Japan.svg Kei Nishikori Flag of Argentina.svg Brian Dabul 26, 63, 64
2009 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Ward Flag of Australia (converted).svg Carsten Ball 76(4), 46, 63
2008 Flag of the United States.svg Jesse Levine Flag of the United States.svg Robert Kendrick 63, 57, 76(3)

Doubles

YearChampionsRunners-upScore
2019 Flag of Uruguay.svg Martín Cuevas
Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Lorenzi
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Luke Bambridge
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jonny O'Mara
7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
2018 Flag of the United States.svg Evan King
Flag of the United States.svg Hunter Reese
Flag of the United States.svg Christian Harrison
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Peter Polansky
6–1, 6–2
2017 Flag of the United States.svg Scott Lipsky
Flag of Austria.svg Jürgen Melzer
Flag of the United States.svg Stefan Kozlov
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Peter Polansky
6–2, 6–4
2016 Flag of Argentina.svg Facundo Argüello
Flag of Argentina.svg Nicolás Kicker
Flag of El Salvador.svg Marcelo Arévalo
Flag of Peru.svg Sergio Galdós
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
2015 Flag of Argentina.svg Facundo Argüello
Flag of Argentina.svg Facundo Bagnis
Flag of South Korea.svg Chung Hyeon
Flag of India.svg Divij Sharan
3–6, 6–2, [13–11]
2014 Flag of Croatia.svg Marin Draganja
Flag of Finland.svg Henri Kontinen
Flag of Spain.svg Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Flag of Croatia.svg Franko Škugor
7–5, 5–7, [10–6]
2013 Flag of Serbia.svg Ilija Bozoljac
Flag of India.svg Somdev Devvarman
Flag of the United States.svg Steve Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg Bradley Klahn
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), [11–9]
2012 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Brunström
Flag of South Africa.svg Izak van der Merwe
Flag of Germany.svg Martin Emmrich
Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Siljeström
6–4, 6–1
2011 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ashley Fisher
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stephen Huss
Flag of the United States.svg Alex Bogomolov Jr.
Flag of the United States.svg Alex Kuznetsov
63, 64
2010 Flag of the United States.svg Brian Battistone
Flag of the United States.svg Ryler DeHeart
Flag of Germany.svg Gero Kretschmer
Flag of Germany.svg Alex Satschko
57, 76(4), [108]
2009 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Víctor Estrella
Flag of Mexico.svg Santiago González
Flag of India.svg Harsh Mankad
Flag of the United States.svg Kaes Van't Hof
62, 64
2008 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Carsten Ball
Flag of the United States.svg Lester Cook
Flag of the United States.svg Ryler DeHeart
Flag of the United States.svg Todd Widom
46, 63, [106]

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