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ATP Indianapolis
Atlanta Open
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Tournament information
Founded2010
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
United States
VenueAtlantic Station (2012-pres)[1]
Category250 series (2010-present)
SurfaceHard / Outdoor
Draw28S/32Q/16D
Prize money$780,450 (2018)
Websitebbtatlantaopen.com
Current champions (2019)
Men's singlesAustralia Alex de Minaur
Men's doublesUnited Kingdom Dominic Inglot
United States Austin Krajicek

The Atlanta Open (known for sponsorship reasons as the Truist Atlanta Open), is a professional men's tennis tournament that has been played in the Atlanta area in the United States since 2010, usually during July or August. The tournament is played on outdoor hard courts as part of the USTA's US Open Series, the seven-week summer season lead-up to the U.S. Open.

The event was previously held in Indianapolis from 1988 until it was moved to Atlanta after 2009. The Atlanta Open was known as the Atlanta Tennis Championships for its first two years before signing BB&T as a title sponsor in 2012. In 2015, the tournament was acquired by GF Sports from its then-owners, the USTA.[2]

History

In 2009, the Association of Tennis Professionals purchased the license for the tournament in Indianapolis because of low ticket sales and a struggle to attract top players.[3] In December 2009 it was announced that the ATP had sold the license to a group in Atlanta, Georgia, where it would be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club.[3] Prior to 2010 Atlanta had previously held a tennis tournament known as the Verizon Tennis Challenge from 1992 to 2001. That tournament, also held at the Atlanta Athletic Club, included Andy Roddick, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and John McEnroe among its past champions.

In 2011 the tournament moved to the Racquet Club of the South in Atlanta.[4] In 2012, the tournament gained BB&T as title sponsor and changed its name to the BB&T Atlanta Open.[5] The 2012 and later editions have been held in Atlantic Station in midtown Atlanta. Temporary courts are constructed around the retail and residential area's central park. The main court has a capacity of 4,000 people.[6] In 2015, the tournament was acquired from the USTA by GF Sports.[7]

For its first six years, the Atlanta Open singles was dominated by americans. Mardy Fish, Andy Roddick, and John Isner were the only men to win the event before Australian Nick Kyrgios defeated Isner in the 2016 final. Isner, a former Georgia Bulldog and local favorite, owns the tournament records for most finals (8) and most titles (5).

Finals

Singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2010 United States Mardy Fish United States John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-4)
2011 United States Mardy Fish United States John Isner 3-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-2
2012 United States Andy Roddick Luxembourg Gilles Müller 1-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-2
2013 United States John Isner South Africa Kevin Anderson 6-7(3-7), 7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-2)
2014 United States John Isner Israel Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4
2015 United States John Isner Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3
2016 Australia Nick Kyrgios United States John Isner 7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-4)
2017 United States John Isner United States Ryan Harrison 7-6(8-6), 7-6(9-7)
2018 United States John Isner United States Ryan Harrison 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
2019 Australia Alex de Minaur United States Taylor Fritz 6-3, 7-6(7-2)

Doubles

Records

Record Player(s) Count Years
Winner of most
Men's Singles titles
United States John Isner 5 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Winner of most consecutive
Men's Singles titles
United States John Isner 3 2013, 2014, 2015
Most Men's Singles finals United States John Isner 8 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Most Matches Played United States John Isner 36 2010 - 2019
Most Matches Won United States John Isner 31 2010 - 2018
Most Matches Won % United States John Isner 86.11% 2010 - 2019
Most Appearances United States John Isner 10 2010 - 2019
Winner of most
Men's Doubles titles (individual)
United States Bob Bryan,
United States Mike Bryan,
Australia Matthew Ebden
2 2015, 2017
2015, 2017
2011, 2012
Winner of most consecutive
Men's Doubles titles (individual)
Australia Matthew Ebden 2 2011, 2012

See also

References

  1. ^ Atlanta Tennis Championships Projects: NUSSLI
  2. ^ "From Memphis to Atlanta: The Reemergence of American Tennis". www.bbtatlantaopen.com.
  3. ^ a b "Tennis Championships sold to Atlanta group". WTHR.com. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Atlanta Championships to be held at the Racquet Club of the South". atpworldtour.com. 7 December 2010.
  5. ^ "News - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com.
  6. ^ Robertson, Doug (2011-12-19). "Atlanta Tennis Championships headed to Atlantic Station". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "From Memphis to Atlanta: The Reemergence of American Tennis". www.bbtatlantaopen.com.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
None
ATP International Series Gold Tournament of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Kitzbühel
Preceded by
None
ATP International Series Tournament of the Year
1990-1997
Succeeded by
Miami

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