John Isner is a six-time Atlanta Open champion with a career high no. 8 singles ranking. He won the Masters 1000 crown at the 2018 Miami Open, reached the semifinals appearance at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, along with reaching the quarterfinals at the US Open in 2011 and 2018. Known as one of the best servers ever to play on the ATP Tour, he currently has the second-most aces in the history of the ATP Tour, having served over 13,000 aces.
At 6’11” and boasting one of the biggest serves in the history of tennis, Opelka’s game is tailor-made for the high bouncing hardcourts of Atlantic Station. The 24-year-old is a two-time Atlanta semi-finalist and so far in 2022, has reached his career-high ranking of 17 and won his third career ATP title indoors at the Dallas Open.
The 18-year-old American is already one of the most popular players on the WTA Tour. The Delray Beach, Fla. resident, who grew up in Georgia received a wild card entry to Wimbledon in 2019 when she was 15, she defeated five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in the first round. That year Gauff also reached the third round of the U.S. Open and won her first singles title at Linz. In 2021, she added a second singles title to her name and reached the quarterfinals of the French Open. Gauff was added to the U.S. Olympic team in June 2021, but didn’t play. She is currently ranked No. 19 in singles and No. 10 in doubles.
The 26-year-old Taylor Townsend has been a fixture in the top-100 for years. She is an aggressive all-court player; strengths are forehand, net game and her slice backhand. In 2012, she was the No. 1 ranked junior in the world, winning the Australian Open Juniors in singles and doubles. Townsend thrilled the US Open crowds in 2019 when she stunned reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep en route to the fourth round, and made another big announcement on Instagram, revealing she was expecting her first child. Townsend has successfully become one of the top tennis-playing moms on the WTA Tour. She has been ranked in the top-70 of the WTA rankings and is also an accomplished doubles player. Off the court, Townsend has received rave reviews for her analysis and commentary on Tennis Channel.
The 23-year-old earned her career-high No. 4 ranking and the Australian Open singles title in 2020. Now living in Pembroke Pines, Fla., Kenin has won five WTA singles titles since turning pro in 2017 and won two WTA doubles titles, including the 2019 China Open at the Premier Mandatory level with Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She was a finalist at Roland Garros in 2020 and in 2019 won the WTA's “Most Improved Player” award.
Former World No. 1 junior broke into Top 50 at age 19 in 2015 and ended 2016 at career-high No. 13. Joined countryman Hewitt as 1 of 2 players to win 1st meeting with Nadal (2014 Wimbledon), Federer (2015 Madrid) and Djokovic (2017 Acapulco). Defeated Nadal en route to 1st Grand Slam QF (2014 Wimbledon), 1st ATP Masters 1000 final (2017 Cincinnati) and 2nd of 3 ATP 500 titles (2019 Acapulco). Reached 2nd Grand Slam QF as 19-year-old at 2015 Australian Open, becoming youngest quarter-finalist at his home Grand Slam event since Cherkasov, 19, in 1990. Won 2022 Australian Open doubles title as 259th-ranked WC with countryman Kokkinakis, defeating Ebden/Purcell in 1st All-Aussie Grand Slam doubles final since 1980 Australian Open.
ALEX DE MINAUR
Five-time ATP Tour singles champion and two-time Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals runner-up achieved career-high No. 15 in 2021. Captured 1st title in his hometown of Sydney in 2019 and has won titles on 4 different continents. At 2019 Atlanta, became 3rd player since 1991 to face 0 break points en route to an ATP Tour title (Haas at 2007 Memphis, Isner at 2017 Newport). Reached 1st Grand Slam QF at 2020 US Open immediately after winning 1st ATP Tour doubles title at 2020 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati w/Carreno Busta in team debut. Son to a Uruguayan father and Spanish mother, splits time between Australia and Spain, and speaks English, Spanish and French.
Former World No. 2 junior achieved career-high No. 25 in May 2022 after earning personal-best 33 victories in 2021, including biggest career win over No. 3 Tsitsipas en route to Vienna final. Won 1st ATP Tour title as 20-year-old at 2018 Delray Beach and remains youngest American champion since Roddick, 19, at 2002 Houston. Defeated Dimitrov on 21st birthday to reach 1st Grand Slam QF at 2019 Australian Open, becoming youngest American Grand Slam quarter-finalist since Roddick, 20, at 2003 Wimbledon. Advanced to US Open 4R in 2020 and 2021, becoming 1st American to do so in back-to-back years since Fish and Roddick in 2011 and 2012.
Sacramento native Jenson Brooksby came into the spotlight after winning the USTA Boy's 18 Nationals in 2018. In 2019. he qualified for the US Open and defeated 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych in four sets in the first round. Following the US Open, he joined Baylor University’s tennis team. Brooksby did not play a single competitive tennis match for almost 14 months in 2020 due to a left big toe injury, but that did not stop him from receiving a wildcard for the 2021 US Open with his impressive lead up performances at ATP Tour events. This allowed him to become the youngest American in US Open fourth round since Andy Roddick in 2002. At Newport in 2021, he advanced to his first ATP Tour final, becoming the 2nd-youngest finalist at age 20 in the 45-year tournament history. In his next event, Brooksby reached the Washington D.C semi-finals. In 2022, Brooksby earned three ATP Masters 1000 round wins at both Indian Wells, including biggest win of his career over No. 5, StefanosTsitsipas at Indian Wells. in Miami. He also backed up his previous results playing in the 2nd ATP Tour final of career at Dallas and reached a career-high No. 34. The 21-year-old has improved 272 places in the 13 months since February 2021.
2022 will mark the Atlanta debut of Sebastian Korda. In 2021, Korda reached his first ATP final at the Delray Beach Open, losing to Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets. He did not drop a set en route to the 2021 Parma championship on clay. He reached his first Masters 1000 quarterfinal, earning his first top 10 win against Diego Schwartzman in three sets. He achieved a career-high ranking of No. 30 after avenging a loss to Carlos Alcaraz in the 2021 Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals championship match. For the biggest win of this season, he defeated Alcaraz to reach the third round at the 2022 Monte-Carlo Masters. He also reached the semifinals at the 2022 Estoril Open, defeating World. No. 10 Felix-Auger-Aliassimine.
Brandon Nakashima returns to the Atlanta Open after reaching the finals in 2021. After a strong second half of 2021, Nakashima achieved a career-high ATP ranking of No. 62 in November 2021, and currently holds the No. 64 spot. The 20-year old fell to John Isner in the finals of the 2021 Atlanta Open, but was eventually defeated. As a junior competitor, Nakashima defeated a top-ranked Tseng Chu-hsin in the ITF Junior Masters in 2018 to earn his biggest title. In 2019, he reached the semifinals of the US Open boys singles. He attended the University of Virginia at 17-years-old and was named 2019 ACC Freshman of the Year.
Former World No. 3 junior earned personal-best 25 wins in 2021 and achieved career-high No. 33 in April 2022. Defeated junior rivals Fritz and Tiafoe en route to 1st ATP Tour final and title at 2021 Stockholm. Upset No. 5 Rublev in 2021 Indian Wells 3R and No. 3 A. Zverev in 2022 Indian Wells 2R for biggest wins of career. After qualifying in men’s singles at 2015 US Open, ended junior career there by reaching boys’ singles final (d. de Minaur 6-0 6-0, l. to Fritz). Grew up playing on clay courts in North Carolina, preparing him for run to 2015 Roland Garros boys’ singles title (d. Fritz) and boys’ doubles final w/Blumberg.
Atlanta-favorite Jack Sock has accepted a wildcard into the singles and entered doubles draw. Sock is a former Atlanta Open singles semifinalist and two-time quarterfinalist. He won the Atlanta Open doubles in 2014 with Vasek Pospisil. He is also a two-time Wimbledon doubles champion.
Full Player Field AND RANKING
Reilly Opelka USA (18)
John Isner USA (24)
Alex de Minaur AUS (27)
Frances Tiafoe USA (28)
Miomir Kecmanovic SRB (30)
Tommy Paul USA (32)
Jenson Brooksby USA (34)
Nick Kyrgios AUS (40)
Ilya Ivashka (44)
Maxime Cressy USA (45)
Sebastian Korda USA (46)
Mackenzie McDonald USA (55)
Brandon Nakashima USA (56)
Marcos Giron USA (65)
Benoit Paire FRA (73)
James Duckworth AUS (74)
WC Jack Sock
WC Andres Martin (USA) – College Night
QUALIFYING FIELD AND RANKING
Jack Draper GBR (94)
Peter Gojowczyk GER (92)
Steve Johnson USA (93)
Adrian Mannarino (86)
John Millman AUS (85)
DOUBLES FIELD AND DOUBLES/TEAM RANKING
Ivan Dodig CRO (17) and Austin Krajicek USA (15) (Team Rank 32)
Rajeev Ram USA (2) and Jack Sock USA (48) (Team Rank 50)
Thanasi Kokkinakis AUS (26) and Nick Kyrgios AUS (28) (Team Rank 54)
Santiago Gonzalez MEX (27) and Andres Molteni ARG (37) (Team Rank 64)
Matthew Ebden AUS (31) and Max Purcell AUS (36) (Team Rank 67)
Steve Johnson USA (46) and Tommy Paul USA (103) (Team Rank 78)
Christopher Eubanks USA (182) and Mackenzie McDonald USA (180)
Nicolas Mahut FRA (22) and Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA (72) (Team Rank 94)
Alex de Minaur AUS (181) and Luke Saville AUS (70) (Team Rank 96)
Raven Klaasen RSA (62) and Marcelo Melo BRA (44) (Team Rank 106)
Alexei Popyrin AUS (304) and Frances Tiafoe USA (189) (Team Rank 114)