Some of the world's greatest tennis players will descend upon the International Tennis Hall of Fame this week in Newport, R.I., as the annual Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships begin July 9.
American sensation John Isner will look to defend his men's singles title at the event, while the Americans as a collective will try to keep their singles winning streak of three consecutive tournament titles alive as well.
As the grass court season transitions from Wimbledon to Newport, here is everything you need to know heading into this week's ATP action.
When: Monday, July 9 to Sunday, July 15
Where: International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, Rhode Island
Live Streaming: TennisTV.com
2012 Tournament Schedule
|Monday, July 9||11:00 a.m.||Main Draw Singles & Doubles|
|Tuesday, July 10||11:00 a.m.||Main Draw Singles & Doubles|
|Wednesday, July 11||11:00 a.m.||Main Draw Singles & Doubles|
|Thursday, July 12||11:00 a.m.||Quarterfinal Singles & Doubles|
|Friday, July 13||11:00 a.m.||Quarterfinal Singles & Doubles|
|Saturday, July 14||2:00 p.m.||Semifinal Singles & Doubles|
|Sunday, July 15||2:00 p.m.||Final Singles & Doubles|
Click Here to See the Entire Men's Singles Draw
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Will John Isner Repeat as Singles Champion?
John Isner is coming off a disappointing first-round upset at Wimbledon two weeks ago, but can begin to repair his confidence with a repeat victory at Newport this July. Isner became the first top seed to win the Van Alen Cup last year, and will make his fourth appearance at the ATP season's final grass court tournament of the year.
At age 27, Isner has plenty left in the tank, especially considering that just this past weekend a near-31-year-old Roger Federer conquered Wimbledon for the seventh time in his storied career. Isner should and will be the favorite in Newport this week, as he looks to become just the fourth player in history to win back-to-back titles at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
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