Atlanta Open (tennis)

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Atlanta Open
Tournament information
Founded2010
Location Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Venue Atlantic Station (2012–pres) [1]
Category 250 series (2010–present)
Surface Hard / Outdoor
Draw28S/32Q/16D
Prize money $780,450 (2018)
Website
Current champions (2019)
Men's singles Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alex de Minaur
Men's doubles Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dominic Inglot
Flag of the United States.svg 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.

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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 suburban 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

YearChampionsRunners-upScore
2010 Flag of the United States.svg Mardy Fish Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2011 Flag of the United States.svg Mardy Fish Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–2
2012 Flag of the United States.svg Andy Roddick Flag of Luxembourg.svg Gilles Müller 1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
2013 Flag of the United States.svg John Isner Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
2014 Flag of the United States.svg John Isner Flag of Israel.svg Dudi Sela 6–3, 6–4
2015 Flag of the United States.svg John Isner Flag of Cyprus.svg Marcos Baghdatis 6–3, 6–3
2016 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nick Kyrgios Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–4)
2017 Flag of the United States.svg John Isner Flag of the United States.svg Ryan Harrison 7–6(8–6), 7–6(9–7)
2018 Flag of the United States.svg John Isner Flag of the United States.svg Ryan Harrison 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
2019 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alex de Minaur Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Fritz 6–3, 7–6(7–2)

Doubles

YearChampionsRunners-upScore
2010 Flag of the United States.svg Scott Lipsky
Flag of the United States.svg Rajeev Ram
Flag of India.svg Rohan Bopanna
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Kristof Vliegen
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [12–10]
2011 Flag of the United States.svg Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Ebden
Flag of Germany.svg Matthias Bachinger
Flag of Germany.svg Frank Moser
3–6, 7–5, [10–8]
2012 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Ebden
Flag of the United States.svg Ryan Harrison
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Xavier Malisse
Flag of the United States.svg Michael Russell
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]
2013 Flag of France.svg Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Igor Sijsling
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Colin Fleming
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jonathan Marray
7–6(8–6), 6–3
2014 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vasek Pospisil
Flag of the United States.svg Jack Sock
Flag of the United States.svg Steve Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg Sam Querrey
6–3, 5–7, [10–5]
2015 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Colin Fleming
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Gilles Müller
4–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–4]
2016 Flag of Argentina.svg Andrés Molteni
Flag of Argentina.svg Horacio Zeballos
Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Brunström
Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Siljeström
7–6(7–2), 6–4
2017 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wesley Koolhof
Flag of New Zealand.svg Artem Sitak
6–3, 6–4
2018 Flag of the United States.svg Nicholas Monroe
Flag of Australia (converted).svg John-Patrick Smith
Flag of the United States.svg Rajeev Ram
Flag of the United States.svg Ryan Harrison
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–8]
2019 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dominic Inglot
Flag of the United States.svg Austin Krajicek
Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [11–9]

Records

RecordPlayer(s)CountYears
Winner of most
Men's Singles titles
Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 52013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Winner of most consecutive
Men's Singles titles
Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 32013, 2014, 2015
Most Men's Singles finals Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 82010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Most Matches Played Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 362010 - 2019
Most Matches Won Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 312010 - 2018
Most Matches Won % Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 86.11%2010 - 2019
Most Appearances Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 102010 - 2019
Winner of most
Men's Doubles titles (individual)
Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan,
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan,
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Ebden
22015, 2017
2015, 2017
2011, 2012
Winner of most consecutive
Men's Doubles titles (individual)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Ebden 22011, 2012

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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
19901997
Succeeded by
Miami