Get your tennis fix this July at Atlantic Station. Live professional tennis is set to return to Atlanta and Atlantic Station this summer at the 2021 Truist Atlanta Open running from July 24 to August 1. The event’s best singles and doubles draw in its history is expected, as is an exciting women’s Sunday Showdown exhibition on the opening Sunday evening, July 25. The 2021 event will strictly adhere to all CDC, state and local health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe experience throughout the venue. Tickets are on sale now at www.atlantaopentennis.com.
The Truist Atlanta Open is one of the 10 ATP Tour events in the United States, and annually takes place at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta.
Eddie Gonzalez, the event’s Tournament Director, has an answer for those sports and tennis fans looking for something safe to do this summer.
“The Truist Atlanta Open is back!,” stated Gonzalez. “I could not be more excited about live tennis and in-person attendance at Atlantic Station this summer. These are the best tennis players in the world, and we have the best tennis fans in the world. We are working with local officials, the city of Atlanta and our medical advisors to offer a safe, healthy and fun event to all involved from the players to sponsors, fans, officials, volunteers and staff.”
Safety first! Safety protocols that will be in place include socially distanced stadium seating that complies with local guidelines, expanded space within the venue, face covering mandate, ample touchless hand sanitizer stations, contactless entry, screening and transactions, and robust cleaning and disinfecting procedures throughout the venue. Fans will also notice an even more friendly layout to the grounds. There will be a new stadium design with more enhanced seating, more shade, and nine days of exciting tennis with theme day and nights for fans to enjoy and experience.
Your favorite players! Former University of Georgia All-American and ATP top-10, John Isner will be a familiar face in Atlanta again this summer.
Isner is a five-time Truist Atlanta Open singles champion, With his return, the big-serving American is looking to make history with a sixth Atlanta title. He has been a fixture in the Top-10 for almost a decade. He is 31-5 in Atlanta and in 2018, the Georgia Bulldog became the fourth American to win the same tournament at least five times. Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors have also achieved the feat. He’s going for No. 6 and history in 2021.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all the Georgia Bulldog and tennis fans in Atlanta this July! Missing a year is making it even more special. Atlanta has always been the start of my US summer hardcourt season and I’ll be shooting for another Truist Atlanta Open title in 2021!”
Gonzalez is also excited about the event’s returning and new partners.
“We feel we have the best title partner in sports in Truist. They share our vision in being an event that brings our entire community together that also gives back locally with multiple Atlanta charity partner benefactors. Other new corporate partners to date include NCR, Cadillac, SeatGeek and Dunlop. This year’s event will also recognize and honor local frontline healthcare workers and roll out its inaugural STEM program, benefitting metro Atlanta school kids, with support from GA Power.”
“At Truist, supporting our communities is among the ways we deliver on our purpose of inspiring and building better lives and communities,” said Jenna Kelly, Truist Northern Georgia Regional President. “The Truist Atlanta Open is a major event that brings great tennis to Atlanta and also helps give back to our community. We are excited to see professional tennis back in Atlanta again at Atlantic Station this summer.”
Following the postponement of the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a world class field is expected once again.