U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships
, where there’s been a different champ each year since 2013. Instead of a near-dynasty à la the New England Patriots or the Chicago Blackhawks, John Isner, Fernando Verdasco, Jack Sock and defending champion Juan Monaco have all won the tennis tourney. All return in this year’s field, which also includes Tommy Haas, the 38-year-old German veteran who was tops in 2004. The 2017 edition features ten participants who have posted up in the top 25 in their careers, as well as four players who have been anointed as “next gen” talent by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
3 p.m. Monday. Also 10 a.m. April 8, 11 a.m. April 9, noon and 6 p.m. April 11-14, 1 and 6 p.m. April 15, 2 p.m. April 16. River Oaks Country Club, 1600 River Oaks. For information, call 713-527-0345 or visit mensclaycourt.com
. $20 to $70.
It hasn’t happened in the National Football League or the National Hockey League. But it has during the last four