Fish returns in Atlanta, Isner No. 1 seed

The Grandstand

Two-time defending champion John Isner is the No. 1 seed this week at the BB&T Atlanta Open as he aims to make it a three-peat. Isner has a first-round bye along with fellow top-four seeds Vasek Pospisil, Jack Sock, and Adrian Mannarino.

The 6’10” American will contest his opening match against either Christopher Eubanks or Radek Stepanek. Eubanks is rising sophomore at nearby Georgia Tech and plays No. 1 singles for the men’s team. Isner’s nearest seed is compatriot Steve Johnson, who will begin his week against Lukas Lacko.

Pospisil, a recent Wimbledon quarterfinalist, awaits either Yen-Hsun Lu or Malek Jaziri. Potential quarterfinal opponents for the Canadian are Marcos Baghdatis, Sam Groth, and wild card Frances Tiafoe.

An possible second-round showdown that would certainly intrigue the heat-braving spectators is Mannarino vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov. Mannarino is coming off a runner-up finish in Bogota to Bernard Tomic. Dolgopolov is one of the…

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