Isner Loses His Grip on Fish in Atlanta Tennis Championships Finals

By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - The venue for  this year’s Atlanta Tennis Championships final may have been different, but the two finalists and the outcome of the match itself could well end up feeling like déjà vu for both Mardy Fish and … [Read more...]

Fish and Isner Reunite in Atlanta Finals

By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - On a blistering afternoon that transitioned into a cooler but muggier evening, John Isner and Mardy Fish fought their way through their semifinal opponents on Saturday to set up a second straight encounter with … [Read more...]

Harrison Enters ATP Top 100 and Atlanta Semis With Thrilling Three Set Win

  By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - Quarterfinals day at the Atlanta Tennis Championships saw a few surprises in who advanced into the semifinals and how they got there. Even though rain threatened to derail what looked like an easy straight … [Read more...]

Ryan Harrison Struggles to Keep His Cool Down in Atlanta

By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - Even before he stepped on court today, young American Ryan Harrison’s reputation preceded him in both positive and negative ways. On the positive side, he possesses an exciting all-court game that many love to … [Read more...]

Hometown Hero Isner Survives Opener Against Blake in Atlanta

By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - Before the Atlanta Tennis Championships started, defending champion Mardy Fish quipped that local favorite John Isner had four hometown events based on his growing up in North Carolina, going to school in Georgia … [Read more...]

A Tall Tale of “Both Sides Now ” from the Atlanta Tennis Championships

Semifinal day at the Atlanta Tennis Championships turned into a search for Judy Collins.  Anyone under 50 may need to Google “Judy Collins lyrics “and listen to her rendition of “Both Sides Now,” a song written by Joni Mitchell.  The first … [Read more...]

Love, Exhibitions and Special Pops at the Atlanta Tennis Championships

Wednesday was exhibition and love of tennis day at the Atlanta Tennis Championships.   It started with Nick Bollettieri and his associates giving a clinic for kids.  It had to be a thrill for the kids to get pointers from someone who has trained … [Read more...]

Day 1 at the Atlanta Tennis Championships – A “Nethead” in Atlanta

The following is a contribution from one of the USA Netheads attending the Atlanta Tennis Championships. The "Netheads" are group of  fans who cheer for the US Davis Cup squad around the world. It does not reflect the opinions of Global Village … [Read more...]