Fast facts on the Atlanta Open

Brush up on your tennis tournament trivia before the big showdown at Atlantic Station
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To win the Atlanta Open—heck, just to watch it—you’ve got to be able to take the heat. Every July thousands of fans brave blistering temps to see top tennis talent like John Isner, Andy Roddick, and Mardy Fish sweat it out on the hard courts at Atlantic Station. A few fast facts about the pro tournament:

5,760
Tennis balls needed for the tournament

1
Misting station available to cool down spectators

142 mph
Fastest recorded serve, by champion John Isner in 2014

92
Slots for singles and doubles players

$568,805
This year’s prize pot

6
Metro Atlanta residents who have played the tournament’s main or qualifying singles draw: Robby Ginepri, Donald Young, Kevin King, Nathan Pasha, Drake Bernstein, and (this year) Christopher Eubanks

On the Calendar Catch twin phenoms Mike and Bob Bryan, defending champ John Isner, and Andy Roddick at the Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station from July 25 through August 2.

This article originally appeared in our July 2015 issue.

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