John Isner will be the top seed in the BB&T Atlanta Open, tournament organizers announced Friday. The tournament begins with qualifying matches on Saturday at Atlantic Station. The main draw is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Isner, a former standout at Georgia, is No. 21 in ATP’s world rankings. He was beaten in the BB&T finals by Mardy Fish in 2010 and ’11. Isner has six career victories, including winning the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston earlier this year.
The rest of the seeds are:
Seed, Name (country), ATP rank
No. 2 Kevin Anderson (South Africa), No 23.
No. 3 Ivan Dodig (Croatia), No. 37.
No. 4 Igor Sijsling (Netherlands), No. 55.
No. 5 Mardy Fish (U.S.), No. 62.
No. 6 Lleyton Hewitt (Australia), No. 65.
No. 7 Evgeny Donskoy (Russia), No. 66.
No. 8 Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan), No. 67.
Radek Stepanek and Brian Baker have withdrawn and Michael Russell has been added to the main draw.
Denis Kudla and Christian Harrison have been added as wildcards.