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Atlanta to Host ATP Event – Update.

Looks the last minute appeals from the USTA Southern Section have been heard as the ATP approved the transition of the former Indianapolis event to it’s new host city Atlanta according to TennisReporters.net.

The ATP 250 event will be held in mid-July and will be the official kick off tournament for the U.S. Open Series.

The real test will be for the event to attract not only top U.S. players but top players period as the last event in Indianapolis suffered from poor audience turnout.

If nothing else, it will be good news for Robby Ginepri, a Georgia resident and winner of the event this year, as he’ll get a chance to defend his title almost in his backyard.

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Is Atlanta The Next ATP Summer Event?

Being a native of the south, the recent rumors that the current ATP tournament in Indianapolis could be moving to Atlanta next year caught my attention. Indianapolis has suffered recently due to lack of a major sponsor and declining audience.

It’s too soon to tell if Atlanta is a done deal but it would certainly make sense for the south’s largest city to have a professional tennis event again. If the tourney remains designated as an ATP 250, the problem remains if it will be able to attract big names since many prefer to play ATP 500 events or higher in preparation for the U.S. Open. Atlanta’s notorious hot summers could also be a factor but the guys play in Washington D.C. under sticky conditions so it shouldn’t matter.

Read more about the news here.

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