Isner, Blake To Play Hometown Player Ginepri In Doubles

July 18, 2010 10:54 PM
Brendan Evans returns a drop shot.
John Isner will return to the ATP World Tour in his first match since his record-setting play at Wimbledon at the Atlanta Tennis Championships Monday.
Isner, who played in the longest match in tennis history – a 11-hour, five-minute marathon – will play doubles with fellow American James Blake in the last match scheduled for Stadium Court. They will face Robby Ginepri, of nearby Kennesaw, Ga., and Ryan Sweeting.
Isner, the former University of Georgia Bulldog, defeated Nicolas Mahut of France in their first-round Wimbledon match that drew worldwide media coverage. Isner prevailed after three days, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68.
Main draw play at the Atlanta Athletic Club begins at 4 p.m. Qualifying is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies will begin at 6:15 p.m. with singer Winston Warrior, Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker, Tournament Chairman and USTA Southern President Rex Maynard and the Atlanta Braves "Heavy Hitters" drum line. The Atlanta event, owned and operated by USTA Southern is the kick-off to the 2010 Olympus US Open Series.
The second day of qualifying was as well attended as the first with approximately 5,000 in attendance during the weekend play.