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Atlanta Tennis Championships

Atlanta Tennis Championships
Tournament information
Location Georgia
United States
Venue Atlanta Athletic Club (2010)
Racquet Club of the South (2011)
Atlantic Station (2012-present)
Category ATP World Tour 250 series
(2009–present)
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Draw 28S/32Q/16D
Prize money $ 531,000
Website Official Website
Current champions
Men's singles John Isner
Men's doubles Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Igor Sijsling

The Atlanta Tennis Championships (RCA Championships, Indianapolis Tennis Championships) is an annual men's tennis tournament that is played in the Atlanta area in the United States.

The tournament was held for the first time in 1988 in Indianapolis, Indiana as the U.S. Men's Hard Court Championships. It was a major tournament of the Grand Prix Tennis Circuit until 1990. It was renamed the RCA Championships and became a hard courts event after the Indianapolis Tennis Center decided to resurface its 18 clay courts with Deco-Turf II, the same surface as the US Open. (As a consequence, the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships was moved from Indianapolis to Charleston, South Carolina.)

The tournament's change in surface and name came with a change of date to be closer to the start of the US Open. The event gained the attention of the world's best players and became a premier warm-up stop for the US Open. In 2009 the [1]

Prior to 2010 Atlanta had previously held a tennis tournament known as the Verizon Tennis Challenge from 1992 to 2001. The 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.[2]

In 2012, the tournament gained BB&T as title sponsor for at least three years and changed its name to the Atlanta Open.[3] 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.[4]

Records

Past finals

Singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
Atlanta
2014 John Isner Dudi Sela 6–3, 6–4
2013 John Isner Kevin Anderson 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
2012 Andy Roddick Gilles Müller 1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
2011 Mardy Fish John Isner 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–2
2010 Mardy Fish John Isner 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Indianapolis
2009 Robby Ginepri Sam Querrey 6–2, 6–4
2008 Gilles Simon Dmitry Tursunov 6–4, 6–4
2007 Dmitry Tursunov Frank Dancevic 6–4, 7–5
2006 James Blake Andy Roddick 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2005 Robby Ginepri Taylor Dent 4–6, 6–0, 3–0 (retired)
2004 Andy Roddick Nicolas Kiefer 6–2, 6–3
2003 Andy Roddick Paradorn Srichaphan 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2002 Greg Rusedski Félix Mantilla 6–7, 6–4, 6–4
2001 Patrick Rafter Gustavo Kuerten 4–2 (retired)
2000 Gustavo Kuerten Marat Safin 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
1999 Nicolás Lapentti Vincent Spadea 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1998 Àlex Corretja Andre Agassi 2–6, 6–2, 6–3
1997 Jonas Björkman Carlos Moyà 6–3, 7–6
1996 Pete Sampras Goran Ivanišević 7–6, 7–5
1995 Thomas Enqvist Bernd Karbacher 6–4, 6–3
1994 Wayne Ferreira Olivier Delaître 6–2, 6–1
1993 Jim Courier Boris Becker 7–5, 6–3
1992 Pete Sampras Jim Courier 6–4, 6–4
1991 Pete Sampras Boris Becker 7–6, 3–6, 6–3
1990 Boris Becker Peter Lundgren 6–3, 6–4
1989 John McEnroe Jay Berger 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
1988 Boris Becker John McEnroe 6–4, 6–2

Doubles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
Atlanta
2014 Vasek Pospisil
Jack Sock
Steve Johnson
Sam Querrey
6–3, 5–7, [10–5]
2013 Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Igor Sijsling
Colin Fleming
Jonathan Marray
7–6(8–6), 6–3
2012 Matthew Ebden
Ryan Harrison
Xavier Malisse
Michael Russell
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]
2011 Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
Matthew Ebden
Matthias Bachinger
Frank Moser
3–6, 7–5, [10–8]
2010 Scott Lipsky
Rajeev Ram
Rohan Bopanna
Kristof Vliegen
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [12–10]
Indianapolis
2009 Ernests Gulbis
Dmitry Tursunov
Ashley Fisher
Jordan Kerr
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
2008 Ashley Fisher
Tripp Phillips
Scott Lipsky
David Martin
3–6, 6–3, [10–5]
2007 Juan Martín del Potro
Travis Parrott
Teymuraz Gabashvili
Ivo Karlović
3–6, 6–2, [10–6]
2006 Bobby Reynolds
Andy Roddick
Paul Goldstein
Jim Thomas
6–4, 6–4
2005 Paul Hanley
Graydon Oliver
Simon Aspelin
Todd Perry
6–2, 3–1 (retired)
2004 Jordan Kerr
Jim Thomas
Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–3
2003 Mario Ančić
Andy Ram
Diego Ayala
Robby Ginepri
2–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–5
2002 Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
Mahesh Bhupathi
Max Mirnyi
7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), 6–4
2001 Mark Knowles
Brian MacPhie
Mahesh Bhupathi
Sébastien Lareau
7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–4
2000 Lleyton Hewitt
Sandon Stolle
Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1999 Paul Haarhuis
Jared Palmer
Olivier Delaître
Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4
1998 Jiří Novák
David Rikl
Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
6–2, 7–6
1997 Michael Tebbutt
Mikael Tillström
Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
6–3, 6–2
1996 Jim Grabb
Richey Reneberg
Petr Korda
Cyril Suk
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
1995 Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
Scott Davis
Todd Martin
6–4, 6–4
1994 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
Jim Grabb
Richey Reneberg
6–3, 6–4
1993 Scott Davis
Todd Martin
Ken Flach
Rick Leach
6–4, 6–4
1992 Jim Grabb
Richey Reneberg
Grant Connell
Glenn Michibata
7–6, 6–2
1991 Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
Kent Kinnear
Sven Salumaa
7–6, 6–4
1990 Scott Davis
David Pate
Grant Connell
Glenn Michibata
7–6, 7–6
1989 Pieter Aldrich
Danie Visser
Peter Doohan
Laurie Warder
7–6, 7–6
1988 Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–3

References

  1. ^ a b "Tennis Championships sold to Atlanta group". WTHR.com. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Atlanta Championships to be held at the Racquet Club of the South". atpworldtour.com. 7 December 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/04/Features/Atlanta-New-Title-Sponsor.aspx
  4. ^ Robertson, Doug (2011-12-19). "Atlanta Tennis Championships headed to Atlantic Station".  

External links

  • Official Website
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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