ATP tournament leaves Memphis for Long Island after 41 years
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The ATP’s annual tournament in Memphis is moving to Long Island in 2018 after 41 years in Tennessee.
The Memphis Open was one of the longest-running tournaments in the United States and was the country’s only indoor ATP event.
GF Sports announced Monday the men’s tournament will be played at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York. The company has partnered with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment.
The Memphis Open was bought by GF Sports in 2015. The tournament started in 1976 and its champions include Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and Kei Nishikori.
The tournament will begin play at renovated Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 10-18, 2018. GF Sports board member Gary Fuhrman says the move to New York will elevate the tournament.