The Hall of Fame Championships is an international tennis tournament that has been held every year in
July since 1976 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. Up until 2011, when
John Isner won the tournament, the top seed had never triumphed at Newport, a trait that has led
to the moniker "the Casino Curse," due to the location of the Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. It
is hosted in the week directly after Wimbledon, as such the tournament tends to get few top players
competing in it.