ATLANTA, November 10, 2023 (Atlanta Open Press Release)
The ATP announced that the July 2024 Atlanta Open will be the final iteration of the tournament. In 2025, the ATP will retire the Atlanta Open and five other 250-level sanctions, as a result of 500-level upgrades to tournaments in Dallas, Texas, Doha, Qatar, and Munich, Germany. In addition to the three sanctions being upgraded to a 500 level event, Lyon and Newport will join Atlanta in retirement.
Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Open (formerly the BB&T Atlanta Open and the Truist Atlanta Open) has served as part of the lead up to the U.S. Open. Past winners include John Isner (six times), Alex de Minaur (twice), Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish (twice), Nick Kyrgios, and Taylor Fritz.
“The 2024 Atlanta Open will be a celebration of past champions and the great 15-year run of the tournament, giving us a chance to honor and celebrate the tremendous support we’ve received from the city, the tennis community, and local universities over the years. We’re thankful for the wonderful memories we’ve made in Atlanta and are working to return in some capacity and bring professional tennis back to this great city,” said Peter Lebedevs, Atlanta Open tournament director.
Tournament dates in the ATP calendar that would be considered for 500-level upgrades were February and April. Based on this criteria, GF Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Dallas and Atlanta Opens, was eligible to apply for an upgrade. From a pool of 17 applicants, the Dallas Open was selected as one of three tournaments to be elevated to the ATP 500-level. Tournaments in Doha, Qatar, and Munich, Germany were also chosen to host 500-level events.