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Player Field Announced for Final Atlanta Open

25 June 2024 By Press Release
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American tennis stars Ben Shelton and Frances Tiafoe highlight talented field 


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ATLANTA (June 25, 2024) – The Atlanta Open today announced the player field for this year’s tournament, the final iteration of the Atlanta Open, which will be held July 20-28, 2024 at Atlantic Station. Americans Ben Shelton and Frances Tiafoe highlight the recent commitments alongside Adrian Mannarino, Denis Shapovalov, and former top-10 player David Goffin. 


Shelton, the highest-ranked player in this year’s field, is an Atlanta native currently ranked No. 14 in the world. A 2023 U.S. Open semifinalist, Shelton made his ATP Tour debut and won his first ATP Tour match at the 2022 Atlanta Open. Shelton is currently the third-highest ranked American in the sport. 


Tiafoe (ranked No. 30) is a three-time ATP Tour champion that will be looking for his first Atlanta Open finals appearance. Aleksandar Vukic (No. 81), last year’s Atlanta Open runner-up, will compete again this year; 2022 runner-up Brandon Nakashima (No. 64) will also be in this year’s field. 


Georgia Tech senior Andres Martin has once again received an Atlanta Open wild card invitation. The Yellowjacket standout appeared in the Atlanta Open as a wild card in each of the last two years. In 2022, Martin defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis on College Night to earn his first career ATP win. Martin lost in the Round of 32 to Chris Eubanks (2-6,4-6) last year.


“We’re excited to once again host an impressive field of players at this year’s Atlanta Open,” said Peter Lebedevs, Executive Vice President of Tennis Operations for GF Sports & Entertainment. “We look forward to a fantastic week of tennis at Atlantic Station as we celebrate 15 wonderful years in the Peach State.”


In addition to tournament play, the Atlanta Open is hosting the Sunday Showdown delivered by UPS and the Champions Challenge on Sunday, July 21, and Monday, July 22, respectively. The Sunday Showdown exhibition match will feature Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens. The Champions Challenge is a doubles exhibition between former Atlanta Open Champions John Isner (2013-15, 2017-18, 2021), Andy Roddick (2012), and Bob and Mike Bryan. 



Atlanta Open Direct Acceptances (with current world ranking)


Shelton, Ben USA 14

Duckworth, James AUS 78

Mannarino, Adrian FRA 22

McDonald, Mackenzie USA 80

Tiafoe, Frances USA 30

Vukic, Aleksandar AUS 81

Thompson, Jordan AUS 39

Goffin, David BEL 82

Kecmanovic, Miomir SRB 53

Kovacevic, Aleksandar USA 86

Mpteshi Perricard, Giovanni FRA 59

Coric, Borna CRO 89

Nakashima, Brandon USA 64

Lestienne, Constant FRA 90

Rinderknech, Arthur FRA 68

Harris, Lloyd RSA 91

O’Connell, Christopher AUS 76

Kokkinakis, Thanasi AUS 92



Tickets

Premium seating, individual session, and weeklong tickets that include the women’s Sunday Showdown delivered by UPS featuring Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens, and Monday’s Champions Challenge featuring John Isner, Andy Roddick, and the Bryan Brothers are available at Atlantaopentennis.com. Children 12-and-younger get in free to qualifying matches on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday morning, July 21 (this does not include the Sunday Showdown on the evening of July 21).


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About the Atlanta Open

The Atlanta Open is held each year in July at Atlantic Station and is one of the summer tournaments in the US Open Series. The tournament features men’s top world tennis players in singles and doubles competition. Approximately 40,000 fans attend the tournament and bring an estimated economic impact of $10.3 million to Atlanta. Taylor Fritz is the defending champion from 2023. John Isner won the Atlanta Open six times (2013-15, 2017-18, 2021). More information at www.atlantaopentennis.com.

About GF Sports & Entertainment

GF Sports & Entertainment is a global events and operations company that elevates the experience of live sports, entertainment and interactive events. The company owns two of the ATP Tour’s longest running American tennis tournaments, the Dallas Open and the Atlanta Open, as well as the National Lacrosse League New York Riptide. GF Sports & Entertainment also incubates new and emerging sport concepts, this includes Wolf Pack Ninjas, which operates ninja-focused events globally and just completed the purchase of World Long Drive, an international long drive tour.

 

GF Sports & Entertainment was founded in July 2015 by New York-based private equity firm GF Capital. For additional information, please visit www.gfsportsandentertainment.com


About The ATP

As a global governing body of men’s professional tennis, the ATP’s mission is to serve tennis. We entertain a billion global fans, showcase the world’s greatest players at the most prestigious tournaments, and inspire the next generation of fans and players. From the United Cup in Australia, to Europe, the Americas and Asia, the stars of the game battle for titles and Pepperstone ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, and Grand Slams. All roads lead towards the Nitto ATP Finals, the prestigious season finale held in Turin, Italy. Featuring only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams, the tournament also sees the official crowning of the year-end ATP World No. 1, presented by Pepperstone, the ultimate achievement in tennis. For more information, please visit www.ATPTour.com.


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