Atlanta Open to End After 15-Year Run
Next year’s Atlanta Open will mark the final edition of the prestigious tennis tournament at Atlantic Stadium, according to an announcement made by tournament owners this week.
Since its inception in 2010, the Atlanta Open has attracted top-tier tennis players such as John Isner, Andy Roddick, and Nick Kyrgios to the city. However, officials have confirmed that 2024 will be the last year for the event.
In 2025, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour, which governs the professional men’s tennis circuit, will retire the Atlanta Open along with five other 250-level tournaments.
Tour officials cite the decision as a response to the upgrading of several tournaments to the higher 500-level category in cities like Dallas, Munich, and Doha, Qatar.
Atlanta Open and Youth Program
The ongoing Atlanta Open, showcasing some of the world’s finest tennis players, is currently taking place at Atlantic Station.
“The 2024 Atlanta Open will serve as a celebration of past champions and the remarkable 15-year journey of the tournament. It provides us with an opportunity to express our gratitude for the unwavering support we have received from the city, the tennis community, and local universities throughout the years. We are immensely thankful for the cherished memories we have created in Atlanta and are actively working towards a future return, aiming to bring professional tennis back to this remarkable city,” stated Peter Lebedevs, the Atlanta Open tournament’s director.
In addition to the thrilling matches, the Atlanta Open has also featured a comprehensive schedule of fan activities and community programming. This includes collaborations with the Atlanta Youth Tennis and Education Foundation (AYTEF), a non-profit organization dedicated to offering affordable tennis programs to underprivileged youth in proximity to Title I schools.
The current edition of the tournament was triumphantly claimed by Taylor Fritz, the top seed and highest-ranked American player on the tour.