19 Feb 2023 Daily Notebook – Finals Sunday
DBO Daily Notebook – SUNDAY, FEB. 19
1) Fritz Becomes First Top 10 Winner of Delray Beach Open
- In the tournament’s 31st edition, Taylor Fritz, the No. 7 player in the world, became its first Top 10 champion.
- This was Fritz’s fifth title but first as a top seed
- Fritz becomes only the third top seed in tournament history to win the title
- The three times the singles top seed has won, the doubles top seed also has won. Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojerdefended their 2022 title
Delray Beach Open ATP 250
 Taylor Fritz (USA) def.  Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0, 5-7, 6-2
 Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) / Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) def. Rinky Hijikata (AUS) / Reese Stalder (USA) 6-3, 6-4
Celebrating 25 Years in Delray Beach
In 2008 Kei Nishikori Became Youngest Tournament Champion
In 2008, 18-year-old qualifier Kei Nishikori won his first career title in Delray Beach, becoming the youngest ATP Tour singles champion since Lleyton Hewitt in 1998 and is still youngest since 2008. He went on to a stellar career, reaching a world ranking of No. 4.