Atlanta to host ATP event again

Atlanta will host an ATP Tour hard-court event next July for the

first time in nine years.

The tour, which announced the event on Thursday, bought the

sanctioning rights to the Indianapolis tournament that has been

held in July but recently had attendance and sponsorship

issues.

Atlanta previously hosted a men’s tournament from 1986-2001,

before the rights for that event were sold and the tournament was

moved to Argentina.

The new event will be played the week of July 17-25.