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Jack Sock joins River Oak field

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The winners of the last five Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships are returning to River Oaks Country Club for the 2017 tournament April 8-16.

Jack Sock, the 2015 champion and 2016 runner-up, and Tommy Haas, the 2004 winner, are among the players who are included in the initial entry list that has been released today by the ATP World Tour.

They will join a trio of previously announced tournament victors - two-time winner and defending champion Juan Monaco, 2014 champ Fernando Verdasco and 2013 winner John Isner - in the field.

"We are thrilled about this field and are really looking forward to seeing these players at River Oaks in April," said Tournament Director Bronwyn Greer. "There's a nice blend of veteran players with great experience, not just here in Houston but also during their whole career, as well as rising stars who we're just getting to know. That mix should make for a very exciting week."

The tournament includes 10 players who have been ranked inside the Top 25 during their career. The field also features four members of the ATP's "Next Gen," players under the age of 21 who are working their way up the rankings.

Here is a look at the initial entry list for the 2017 tournament.

18 - Jack Sock (USA) 24 - Four appearances: 2015 Champion, 2016 finalist

22 - John Isner (USA) 31 - Nine appearances: 2013 Champion, 2012 finalist

26 - Steve Johnson (USA) 27 - Four appearances: second round twice

31 - Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 35 - Four appearances: 2016, 2012 semifinals

35 - Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 33 - Four appearances: 2014 Champion

40 - Sam Querrey (USA) 29 - Eight appearances: 2015, 2010 finalist

63 - Donald Young (USA) 27 - Six appearances: 2014 quarterfinalist

65 - Adrian Mannarino (France) 28 - First appearance

69 - Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) 29 - First appearance

70 - Juan Monaco (Argentina) 32 - Six appearances: 2016, 2012 Champion

71 - Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) 31 - Three appearances: 2010 semifinals

74 - Thiago Monteiro (Brazil) 22 - First appearance (one previous qualifying appearance)

76 - Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 30 - Four appearances: 2015 semifinals

81 - Dustin Brown (Germany) 32 - One appearance: 2014 quarterfinals

84 - Rogerio Dutra Silva (Brazil) 33 - One appearance: 2015 first round

88 - Victor Estrella Burgos (Dominican Republic) 36 - Two appearances: 2016, 2015 first round

89 - Frances Tiafoe (USA) 19 - One appearance: 2016 first round

90 - Hyeon Chung (Korea) 20 - Two appearances: 2016 quarterfinals

91 - Jared Donaldson (USA) 20 - First appearance (two previous qualifying appearances)

93 - Adam Pavlasek (Czech Republic) 22 - First appearance

136* - Taylor Fritz (USA) 19 - First appearance

1020** - Tommy Haas (Germany) 38 - Eight appearances: 2004 champion