THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Memphis Open
From 02/13 to 02/19
Money prize: $ 720,410
Surface: Hard Indoor
Location: The Racquet Club of Memphis – 5111 Sanderlin Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117 USA
How to get: The Club is far 17,2 miles from Memphis’ downtown and 22 minutes driving. Memphis International Airport is instead far just 11,5 miles.
Recent Past Winners: 2016/2015/2014/2013 Kei Nishikori – 2012 Jurgen Melzer – 2011 Andy Roddick – 2010 Sam Querrey
Main Players: John Isner (Usa) – Ivo Karlovic (Cro) – Bernard Tomic (Aus) – Sam Querrey (Usa) – Steve Johnson (Usa) – Adrian Mannarino (Fra) – Yen Hsun Lu (Tpe) – Daniel Evans (Aus) – Kevin Anderson (Saf) – Dustin Brown (Ger)
THE TOWN: Situated along the mighty Mississippi River, Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee and is recognized as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, the home of the blues and the starting point of soul. Music legends including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King and Otis Redding have made their marks on Memphis, where you can still hear their influences today. Lonely Planet writes:“Memphis doesn’t just attract tourists. It draws pilgrims. Music-lovers lose themselves to the throb of blues guitar on Beale St. Barbecue connoisseurs descend to stuff themselves silly on smoky pulled pork and dry-rubbed ribs. Elvis fanatics fly in to worship at the altar of the King at Graceland. You could spend days hopping from one museum or historic site to another, stopping only for barbecue, and leave happy.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN MEMPHIS:
- Beale Street
- Elmwood Cemetery
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis. Stay in this very good *** hotel where the players sleep and walking distance to the Memphis Open and not far from the most important attractions of the town. The rate for a king room is $199 plus tax with free wifi and parking.
- The Westin Memphis Beale Street. Excellent **** hotel located just in Memphis downtown, across from the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. The Bleu Restaurant and Lounge is featured at this hotel and serves a variety of seafood dishes. Rated 8.9 on Booking it offers 36 mq2 Queen rooms at 170$ per night.
- The Peabody Memphis. Legendary for its charm, elegance and gracious Southern hospitality, the **** Peabody Memphis has been made world-famous for its 5 resident ducks, who march daily through the Lobby at 11am and 5pm. Built in 1869, the downtown luxury hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and continues to carry the distinction as the “South’s Grand Hotel. Rated 8.9 on Booking this hotel features a Grecian style indoor pool, a wellness center, a French restaurant and offers classical queen rooms from 159$ per night with free wifi.
Not included in the prices: 17.75 % TAX, US$ 2.00 City tax per night
Enjoy this musical Tennistrip!!!