2021 Truist Atlanta Open Brings Live Professional Tennis Back to Atlanta

Tickets on Sale Starting April 1, Health and Safety Measures in Place

 

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ATLANTA, GA  April 1, 2021 – 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.

 

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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.”

 

“I'm looking forward to seeing all the Georgia Bulldog and tennis fans in Atlanta this July!," said John Isner, five-time Atlanta champion. "Missing a year is making it even more special. Atlanta has always been the start of my US summer hard court season and I'll be shooting for another Truist Atlanta Open title in 2021!"

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Stay tuned for player commitments soon to be announced...

 

About the Truist Atlanta Open

The Truist Atlanta Open is held each year in July in 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. Alex de Minaur won the 2019 title and Amerian John Isner won the 2018 singles championship as well as the 2017, 2015, 2014 and 2013 titles. Andy Roddick won his last ATP World Tour title when he defeated Gilles Muller at the 2012 BB&T Atlanta Open. Mardy Fish holds the title for 2011 and 2010. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist is one of the nation's largest financial services holding companies offering a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management.

 

About U.S. Open Series

Now in its 17th season, the world's best players on the WTA and ATP Tour are coming together for the US Open Series. Linking seven summer WTA and ATP Tour tournaments to the US Open, the US Open Series serves as a true “regular season” of hardcourt tennis. Featuring a cohesive schedule, the Series centralizes the way tennis is viewed in North America, across multiple television and digital platforms. Fans will see today's top champions go head-to-head with tomorrow's emerging stars, as storylines develop throughout the summer season. Each tournament also engages its local community with a variety of outreach initiatives, including grass-roots youth tennis clinics and activities.

 

About GF Sports and Entertainment

GF Sports and Entertainment is a live events and sports media entertainment company created by New York-based private equity firm GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC. Formed in July 2015, GF Sports and Entertainment owns two of the ATP World Tour's longest running American tournaments, the New York Open and the BB&T Atlanta Open, as well as the New York National Lacrosse League team the New York Riptide. In addition, GF Sports is partnered with the American Kennel Club (AKC), the leading registry and governing body of canine events in the United States, to further develop and expand the AKC Meet the Breeds® event platform. GF Sports also incubates new and emerging sport concepts utilizing its global expertise and network to help develop niche sports.  Such concepts include Wolf Pack Ninjas, which operates ninja-focused events globally.

 

About The ATP

The ATP is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 63 tournaments in 30 countries, the ATP Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the 2019 ATP Tour will battle for prestigious titles and ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, as well as Grand Slams (non ATP events). At the end of the season only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams will qualify to compete for the last title of the season at the Nitto ATP Finals. Held at The O2 in London, the event will officially crown the 2020 ATP Tour No. 1. For more information, please visit www.ATPTour.com.

 

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For more information, contact:

 

Rick Limpert

Media and Communications Manager, Truist Atlanta Open

rlimpert@gfsportsandentertainment.com

 

Becky Robinson for Truist Atlanta Open

678.516.2669

becky@chatterhousecommunications.com

 

 

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