BB&T Atlanta Open Hosts 13 Olympic Tennis Players
ALL FOUR AMERICAN SINGLES PLAYERS IN ATLANTA FIELD
ATLANTA, July 10, 2012 – All four Americans set to play singles at the London Olympics are scheduled to play in the main draw of the BB&T Atlanta Open, Tournament Director Bob Bryant announced today.
The BB&T Atlanta Open will be held at Atlantic Station July 14-22 and is the first men’s event in the Emirates Airline US Open Series.
Andy Roddick, John Isner, Donald Young and Ryan Harrison have been selected to represent the United States at the London Olympics. Additionally, Roddick and Isner are on the Olympics roster as a doubles team.
The Olympics tennis competition starts on Saturday, July 28 — only six days after a champion is crowned in Atlanta — and will be played on the storied grass courts at Wimbledon.
Olympians from seven countries on three continents will play the Atlanta tournament. International players in the singles main draw are: Alex Bogomolov Jr. and Dmitry Tursunov, Russia; Lukas Lacko, Slovak Republic; Yen-Hsun Lu, Chinese Taipei; Kei Nishikori and Go Soeda, Japan; and Gilles Muller, Luxembourg. Other singles players who are in the Olympics doubles competition are Nishikori/Soeda, and Lacko.
Additionally, the doubles team of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins are playing for Great Britain.
Bryant added, “We are delighted to showcase America’s best as all four U.S. singles Olympians will be playing in the BB&T Atlanta Open. We hope our tournament will provide them and the nine other Olympic athletes a chance to compete at the highest level before moving to Wimbledon in search of gold medals.”
Are you excited about the BB&T Open yet?! It’s just a few days away! Come down to Atlanta and join us at Atlantic Station for this amazing event!