A big tennis tournament is going on in Atlanta. The BB&T Atlanta Open is the first in a series of tournaments that leads to the U.S. Open.
A big draw for the tournament is John Isner. He is the number one men's player in the country right now and a UGA graduate.
"I always look forward to this tournament every summer and it's one that I definitely want to do well at," said Isner.
Isner talks tennis after winning his first match at the Open. He started slow but finished big, in part he said, because of the overwhelming support from fans.
"It always turns me on to play my best tennis. It's a very similar atmosphere to my days at UGA. It's a very fun place to play for me because normally, most of the time, I have a lot of support," said Isner.
This is the first year Atlantic Station plays host for the Open. Isner likes what the area is serving up.
"This venue is amazing. It's cut pretty much right into the city. This Atlantic Station is spectacular," said Isner.
The number one seed in the tournament said fans can expect good play and big serves when they see him on stadium court.
"I've won six matches in a row so I'm feeling pretty good about my game. I'm just going to kind of take it easy and not put too much pressure on myself," said Isner.
But the 6'9'' player would like to continue his winning streak in an area known for tennis. USTA Southern, based locally, makes up 25 percent of the national membership.
"It's a great tennis town in Atlanta. It's probably the best tennis town in America," said Isner.
Isner's match will be the last quarterfinal match Friday night. He's scheduled to take the court around 9 p.m. Isner made it to the finals the last two years of the tournament.
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