Guide to BB&T Atlanta Open

It's time for the 2016 BB&T Atlanta Open. Here's everything you need to know.
  • Beat the heat with an evening ticket.
    Beat the heat with an evening ticket.
  • Andre Agassi will play an exhibition match.
    Andre Agassi will play an exhibition match.
  • John Isner will be back.
    John Isner will be back.

Andre Agassi returns to Atlanta during the 2016 BB&T Atlanta Open for a rematch of his 1996 Olympic gold medal win at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Now, as then, Agassi faces Sergi Bruguera of Spain. See it for yourself on July 31 during the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station.

Factoids about the BB&T Atlanta Open:

  • It runs from July 30 through Aug. 7 at Atlantic Station

  • The BB&T Atlanta Open is an ATP World Tour 250 Event and the third event in the nine-tournament series leading up to the U.S. Open.

  • Qualifying matches are set for July 30 and 31.

  • Early rounds occur Aug. 1 through 4.

  • Semifinals happen on Aug. 6.

  • Finals are set for Aug. 7. And, just so you know, John Isner holds the 2015, 2014 and 2013 titles. And he will be back this year.

  • BB&T Atlanta Open College Night is Aug. 2. University of Georgia tennis team member, Austin Smith, a Cumming native, has received a main draw singles wild card into the tournament.

Insider Tips:

  • Really there are no bad seats. The venue keeps fans close to the action.

  • It’s typically super hot during the finals, but, hey, it IS the finals so, for serious fans, the sweating is worth it. Remember to wear a hat.

  • Stick around for the TV interviews with the winner. If this year is like previous years, you can listen and watch from only a few feet away.

  • Night games are a lot of fun – and, natch, they also are considerably cooler.

    Here is the player field, current as of June 28 and subject to change:

    17 Isner, John, USA
    18 Kyrgios, Nick, Australia
    23 Paire, Benoit, France
    24 Anderson, Kevin, RSA
    29 Pouille, Lucas, France
    32 Dolgopolov, Alexandr, UKR
    34 Chardy, Jeremy, France
    36 Ramos-Vinolas, Albert, Spain
    39 Julien Benneteau, France
    43 Granollers, Marcel, Spain
    49 Coric, Borna, Croatia
    52 Verdasco, Fernando,Spain
    54 Mannarino, Adrian, France
    58 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo, Spain
    63 Fritz, Taylor, USA
    67 Millman, John, Australia
    68 Edmund, Kyle, Great Britain
    69 Young, Donald, USA
    72 Schwartzman, Diego, Argentina

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Journalist Carol Carter writes for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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