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[frame align="left"][/frame][frame align="right"][/frame] Defending champions Marin Cilic (singles) and the Bryan Brothers (doubles) will be returning to play in the Delray Beach Open ,   scheduled for February 13-22 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The ATP World Tour event is in its 23rd year, and 17th in Delray Beach. The announcement comes as the event kicks off its annual pre-sale during the US Open by offering a 20 percent discount on all individual seats, including the on-court "Best Seats in the House" and covered Veranda seats, as well as courtside box seats and reserved seating; specially-priced packages will also be available during the pre-sale that runs from Friday, August 22 - Monday, September 8. "We want 2015 to be special and memorable," says tournament director Mark Baron. "Welcoming our defending champions back is our first step in building a great field for our fans." Cilic...

The Boca Raton Resort & Club - Resort's Newest Quest is Focusing on The Modern Family  [frame align="center"][/frame] DELRAY BEACH: The Delray Beach Open and The Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, have reached an agreement on a multi-year sponsorship that will begin with the 2015 event. Designated as an "Official Tournament Hotel," the Resort will host the tournament's marquee players and dignitaries during the 10-day event."The Boca Raton Resort & Club is proud to partner with the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian, one of the great international sporting events in Palm Beach County," said Richard Hayduk, president of the Boca Raton Resort & Club. "The Resort & Club is deeply rooted in the game of tennis and our partnership recognizes the tournament's commitment to tennis not only at the ATP level, but also at the USTA league level and local level as well....

Day 7 (main draw) – USTA BOYS’ 18 & 16 CLAY COURT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS hosted BY THE CITY OF DELRAY BEACH presented by THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS Tournament Info Tournament Schedule Draws, Competitors, Results Find our News on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Delray Beach, FL—It’s not a stretch to predict that, on Championship Saturday, our Players of the Day are our tournament champions. So let’s not force drama but rather get straight to the point that Tommy Paul (Boys 18’s) and John McNally (Boys 16’s) truly deserve not just ‘Player of the Day’ status, but ‘Player of 10 Hot n Soggy Delray Beach Days’. With that behind us, let’s address some other interesting tidbits we’ve learned on this day… ”I don’t think I play anything like Isner”, says 6’ 9 ½” Reilly Opelka. And note that it was said with a bit of ‘enough already’ about the “Baby Isner” comparisons....

USTA National Sweet 16 hosted by the City of Delray Beach Nation’s top juniors gather on Memorial Day weekend for new event on junior tennis calendar May 26, 2014 Contact: John Butler, (561) 350-6795, JButler@YellowTennisBall.com Delray Beach, FL—It was a prideful weekend to play your heart out if you were one of the 64 competitors at the all-new USTA National Sweet 16 event in Delray Beach, Florida. Gaining entry into the smaller 16-player draws in the Tier 1 event and competing at a national event when the topic of “national pride” is at the absolute forefront of people’s minds is incredibly empowering. These top-notch ballers performed at world-class levels and even embraced a new “Player Promise”, each player signing a contract with the USTA to uphold the values of the game and the United States Tennis Association with each match, win or lose. On the court, the weekend...

DELRAY BEACH ITF hosted by the City of Delray Beach presented U.S. players close out a field of international stars in week’s climactic matches May 12, 2014 Contact: John Butler, (561) 350-6795, JButler@YellowTennisBall.com Delray Beach, FL—It was a weekend that saw streaks come to an end – Jordan Spieth’s run of 58 consecutive holes without a bogie at the Players Championship, the Miami Heat’s six straight playoff games without a loss and now Miomir Kecmanovic’s run of three straight ITF tennis titles…Poof! The loss hardly denotes a head-hanging moment for the 14-year old Serbian star as he went toe-to-toe with a player two years his senior and who, of greater significance, had revenge on his mind. For boys champion Alfredo Perez (USA), the sting from his loss in the final of the Coral Gables ITF a week earlier was still raw. A titanic 3-set mêlée that...

DELRAY BEACH ITF hosted by the City of Delray Beach presented Elite international junior tennis competition gets underway this weekend May 2, 2014 Contact: John Butler, (561) 350-6795, JButler@YellowTennisBall.com Delray Beach, FL— A field bursting with more than 250 international junior tennis superstars will take over Delray Beach for the next eight days. It’s the 2014 Delray Beach ITFhosted by the City of Delray Beach presented for boys and girls 18-and-under. For the 2nd week in a row Player’s International Management (PIM) is hosting elite tennis in Delray Beach, Florida, one of the USTA’s “Top-10 Best Tennis Towns”, this time with players gathering from more than 30 countries. “Players and families love coming to the events in Delray Beach. The City treats them like the stars that play our big pro event in February. There’s fun for everyone from the brothers and sisters to grandma and grandpa”...

LONGINES CUP hosted by the City of Delray Beach presented Sunday’s championship match told the story of our ‘American in Paris’ April 28, 2014 Contact: John Butler, (561) 350-6795, JButler@YellowTennisBall.com Delray Beach, FL—More than 300,000 people turned out for the 2014 Longines Cup…and the Delray Affair. While junior tennis starlets made the annual pilgrimage to the Delray Beach’s fabled Stadium & Tennis Center for tennis glory, the masses descended on Rand McNally and USA Today’s “Most Fun Small Town” for the largest arts and crafts festival in the southeast U.S., a dazzling backdrop for the creativity and flair of the tournament’s players. Where tennis was on display at the Longines Cup hosted by City of Delray Beach presented , the final match-up was between two brilliant young ballers, both undefeated through the round-robin series of matches, but it was a field of modern-day lil people that proved with...

LONGINES CUP hosted by the City of Delray Beach presented Groupings set for winner-takes-all chance to represent the U.S in Paris April 23, 2014 Contact: John Butler, (561) 350-6795, JButler@YellowTennisBall.com Delray Beach, FL—The tournament committee has completed the groups and match-ups for the Longines Cup hosted by the City of Delray Beach presented and we’re ‘ready to rumble’! The tournament, one of 16 Longines Future Tennis Aces on the Road to the French Open qualifying events in the world, will send one victorious American player to Paris, all expenses paid, to compete against an international field of peers for the title of Longines Future Tennis Aces and financing for her tennis equipment until her 16th birthday, courtesy of Longines. Played Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, the details for the U.S. leg of the event are...

LONGINES CUP hosted by the City of Delray Beach presented New event will send winner to Paris to represent US against international field April 15, 2014 Contact: John Butler, (561) 350-6795, JButler@YellowTennisBall.com Delray Beach, FL—For U.S. Girls playing in the 12’s, The Longines Cup hosted by the City of Delray Beach presented offers an opportunity to represent the “stars and stripes” amongst an international group of peers. For the 2nd consecutive year, the elite Swiss watchmaker has partnered with Players International Management (PIM), sister company of the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® ATP Tour event, on their Longines Future Tennis Aces on the Road to the French Open series of tournaments. As the Official Timekeeper at Roland Garros, Longines is hosting 16 qualifying tournaments throughout the world for girls 12 and under with the winner of each tournament advancing to the final Longines’ Future Tennis Aces...

[frame align="left"][/frame][frame align="right"][/frame] Cilic Comes Up Big Battle With Anderson Longest Match in Delray Beach History By STEVE DORSEY Marin Cilic said he’s going to take a little time to relax the next couple of days. The 25-year-old Croatian certainly deserves it. Cilic continued his hot run of success Sunday when he defeated Kevin Anderson in a marathon three-setter to capture the singles title of the ATP World Tour Delray Beach Open. Cilic’s 7-6(6), 6-7(7), 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson is his second ATP World Tour title in three weeks and gives him a tour-leading 18 match wins this season. It’s his third win in four matches against Anderson, who won the Delray Beach title in 2012. The victory also will move up Cilic, who entered this week at No. 29 in the ATP rankings, about four spots in the world. The championship match took a tournament-record 3 hours, 8 minutes to decide...