Atlanta Tennis Championships

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Atlanta Tennis Championships
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Tournament information
Location Johns Creek, 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 United States John Isner
Men's doubles France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Netherlands 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 Association of Tennis Professionals purchased the license for the tournament in Indianapolis owing to the lack of a title sponsor for 2007 and 2008, at which time its name was simply the Indianapolis Tennis Championships, and a subsequent struggle to attract top players, which led in turn to lower ticket sales.[1] In December 2009 it was announced that the ATP had sold the license to a group in Atlanta, Georgia.[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[edit]

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

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

Doubles[edit]

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

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