Our defending champion is competing for the second straight season as a Top 20 player on the ATP Tour. After bursting onto the scene in 2014 as an 18-year-old beating Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Kyrgios has added three ATP titles and four second-week appearances at Grand Slams. Kyrgios will look to defend a title for the first time in his career in July.
John Isner is the most successful player in the history of the BB&T Atlanta Open, having won the tournament a record three times. The former Georgia Bulldog reached the finals of last year’s tournament, the 21st of his career to go with 10 titles. Isner has reached the second week of a Grand Slam five times including the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in 2011.
American #1 Jack Sock returns to Atlanta for the first time since 2015. In 2014, Sock reached the semifinals in singles and won the doubles title with Vasek Pospisil. Sock has reached a career-high of #18 in the world and has won 3 ATP singles titles and 8 ATP doubles titles. 2017 is looking to be his best year yet, as he has already won two singles titles in Auckland and Delray Beach.
One of the greatest women's tennis players of all-time comes to the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open for the first time to play an exhibition match on Sunday night. Venus has won an astounding 49 career singles titles including 7 Grand Slams. In doubles, she has added an additional 22 titles and 14 Grand Slams. This year, Venus made the Australian Open finals at the age of 36.
The Bryan Brothers
Bob and Mike Bryan are widely considered to be the greatest doubles team in the history of tennis. The twins have won 112 ATP titles including 16 Grand Slams. They have spent 438 weeks ranked #1 in the world and enter May ranked #3. The Bryans have always been crowd favorites in Atlanta, hoisting the BB&T Atlanta Open trophy in 2015.
Bouchard, the top-ranked Canadian female, makes her BB&T Atlanta Open debut in a Sunday night exhibition with Venus Williams. Bouchard has reached a high of #5 in the world and played in the 2014 Wimbledon final. She has also made the semifinals of the Australian Open and French Open. Bouchard won her first career title in Germany in 2014 and has played in three other finals.