Finals Set Brooksby vs. de Minaur

July 30, 2022 – The finals are set for Sunday and it should be a good one in Atlanta at the 2022 Atlanta Open. This year's ATP 250 event runs from July 23-31, as the U.S. Open Series kicks off on the North American hardcourts at Atlantic Station.

 

Semifinals singles recap:

 

The first semifinal of the day saw 2019 champion Alex de Minaur take on Ilya Ivashka. The Australian drew blood early and quickly race off to a 3-0 lead to start the match. However, Ivashka battled back to even the score at 3-all in a very high quality first set. Both players were fighting to extend each grueling rally as neither competitor could seem to gain the upper hand. At 5-5, 30-30, the match was delayed due to an incoming storm, forcing all fans and both players to evacuate the stadium. 

 

Almost 3 hours passed before both players returned to the court to finish what they started. Ivashka immediately came out firing and broke the Aussie to set up a hold in order to claim the first set 7-5. The former Atlanta champ was undeterred as he fought back to go up 4-1 in the second. After showing incredible bursts of speed and passing shots that drew roars from the fans, de Minaur would secure the second set 6-2. The deciding set saw some high-quality tennis to begin, but the determination that the Australian showed to get to every ball proved too much for Ivashka as De Minaur eventually won the match 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. This will be the second Atlanta Open final for the young Aussie. 

 

A 20 ball rally won by Brooksby put him ahead in the first game of the match 40-0. Such would be the theme for the majority of the match. Brooksby jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Tiafoe got on the board. Following two Tiafoe double faults, Brooksby was up 5-1 and was able to close out the first set. 

The second set started out more evenly with Tiafoe closing on the net for a couple of volleys. Brooksby was able to grab a break to go up 3-1. It wasn't easy the rest of the way, but Brooksby was able to convert on his sixth match point to reach Sunday's final. 

Christopher Eubanks and Mackenzie McDonald vs Jason Kubler and John Peers

In the doubles semifinals for the Atlanta Open, American players Christopher Eubanks and Mackenzie McDonald competed against Australian players Jason Kubler and John Peers. The first set came with a few surprises. To start, the usually strong Eubanks serve was broken, which led to Kubler and Peers starting the set off with a lead. This match began with both teams exchanging a break of serve at 1-1 in the first set. The doubles teams went back and forth holding serves. At the score of 2-3 with a Eubanks and McDonald lead, the Australian team held a triple break point on Peer’s serve. Peers saved consecutive break points and advanced them to a tie of 3-3 in the first set. Going back and forth, Eubanks serve was broken for the second time in the set leading to Kubler and Peers to gain another game. Peers then held serve to capture a win in the first set. The final score in this set was 6-4. 

Eubanks and McDonald put up a good fight in the second set against Kubler and Peers, with overhead winners and volleys from Eubanks. Both teams exchanged the break of serve early on. Eubanks hard overhead volleys allowed this duo to win the fifth game in the second set. Kubler had an incredible approach shot to cause another break in Eubanks' service game. Peers won his service game and clenched the set to win the match 7-5. 

 

Around the grounds:

  • Willie Boozer was voted the “2022 Rex Maynard Atlanta Open Volunteer of the Year”

  • The Atlanta Open has a variety of vendors from food, desserts, drinks, and more! 

The Atlanta Open is not only home to great tennis but great food, drinks, and more! These vendors highlight the best of the best here in Atlanta. Beat the heat by stopping by one of these vendors to grab a cool treat, snow cones, lemonade cocktails, Kim Crawford froze, and Dolce tropical fruit and dessert. The tournament is full of great food with options from Sonny’s BBQ, Georgia peanuts, and the Atlanta favorite, Chuey’s taco truck. Sit back relax and enjoy the match with one of the many drink options that partner with the Atlanta Open such as Kettle one vodka, real Azul Tequila, and Corona Premier. For some further relaxation visit the Georgia Hemp & Co. booth where you can grab a Delta 8 gummy and some CBD products! Visit the ALTA, Ria Eyewear, and Court Caddy booths to up your tennis gear and play in style. 

  • Atlanta Open Vendors

The Atlanta Open has a variety of vendors from food, desserts, drinks, and more! 

The Atlanta Open is not only home to great tennis but great food, drinks, and more! These vendors highlight the best of the best here in Atlanta. Beat the heat by stopping by one of these vendors to grab a cool treat, snow cones, lemonade cocktails, Kim Crawford froze, and Dolce tropical fruit and dessert. The tournament is full of great food with options from Sonny’s BBQ, Georgia peanuts, and the Atlanta favorite, Chuey’s taco truck. Sit back relax and enjoy the match with one of the many drink options that partner with the Atlanta Open such as Kettle one vodka, real Azul Tequila, and Corona Premier. For some further relaxation visit the Georgia Hemp & Co. booth where you can grab a Delta 8 gummy and some CBD products! Visit the ALTA, Ria Eyewear, and Court Caddy booths to up your tennis gear and play in style. 

*Doubles Semi that was rain suspended to be played at 2pm on Sunday with Saturday Night tickets getting access. 

 

Tickets are on sale at https://www.atlantaopentennis.com/

 

About the Atlanta Open

The 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. John Isner won the 2021 title along with the 2018, 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. The tournament website is www.atlantaopentennis.com.

 

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