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Mar. 26 - BB&T announces that Richard Gasquet has signed on for BB&T Atlanta Open

By Lou Phelps, Brunswick Business Journal

March 26, 2014 – It’s not your mother’s bank!  BB&T has announced that Richard Gasquet has signed on for BB&T Atlanta Open, the tennis tournament’s first non-American Top 10 player, to play in its 2014 tournament. This will be Frenchman Gasquet’s first appearance in the BB&T Atlanta Open, which runs July 19-27.

But what makes this tennis tournament different is BB&T’s aim to give fans a wide range of entertainment: this year’s tournament will include the “Yacht Rock Revue” on Weds., July 23, following the last match. The concert is included in the regular ticket price and will take place on Stadium Court. 

With defending champ John Isner already signed to play, the tournament now has two players currently in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings: Gasquet at No. 9 and Isner at No. 10. Also committed to play in the first men’s event in the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the road to America’s Grand Slam in New York, are No. 2 American Sam Querrey and France’s Gael Monfils.

A versatile player with a fluid, one-handed backhand, Gasquet has taken titles on four surfaces: hard, grass, clay and carpet. All-time great Roger Federer is the only other active player with titles on four surfaces. Gasquet has earned more than $10 million in prize money and reached No. 7 in the world at the age of 20. He has 10 ATP World Tour wins, three of which came in 2013. Gasquet reached the final of this year’s Montpellier tournament, losing to Monfils.

“Atlanta will host some of the most talented players in the world and we’re proud to add Richard Gasquet to the esteemed roster,” said Tournament Director and Chief Development Officer Eddie Gonzalez. “Our vision is for the BB&T Atlanta Open to be a ‘mini US Open,’ and, with this year’s world-class talent, this is our best field ever.

“ We’re also excited to announce fan favorite band Yacht Rock Revue, which ticketholders can hear without leaving their seats. Fans will get to enjoy world-class tennis and then one of Atlanta’s most popular bands,all included in the ticket price.”

The Yacht Rock Revue is known as the finest tribute to ‘70s light rock. Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald and Steely Dan have enthralled fans across the United States and beyond, he adds.

Weeklong Ticket Packages are on-sale now and include a ticket to all 11 sessions at Atlantic Station. Four different seating levels are offered and packages are priced as low as $35/ticket. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 404-941-9202.


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