2023 ATP 250 EVENT

2023 ATP 250 EVENT

The Delray Beach Open ATP 250 tournament is one of only 10 ATP Tour tournaments in the U.S. and consists of

single-elimination singles and doubles events featuring many of the top-ranked men’s professionals in the world.

FRANCES TIAFOE (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: The 2018 champion is making his fifth appearance. Won at age 20, making him the youngest American to win an ATP title since 19-year-old Andy Roddick in 2002. Reached QFs in last two appearances. CAREER: Outside of Delray, has reached a pair of finals. Has reached the US Open round of 16 in consecutive years. Reached 2019 Australian Open QF, becoming the youngest American to reach the final eight a major since Roddick at 2003 Wimbledon. Two-time participant in ATP Net Gen Finals. At 15, won the 2013 Orange Bowl junior title, the youngest champion in tournament history. PERSONAL: Resides in neighboring Boynton Beach. The 2020 ATP Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year, he is an ambassador for ThanksUSA and USTA’s National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL). He began playing at age 3 with his twin brother, Franklin. Trained at the Jr. Tennis Champions Center in College Park, MD., where his father (Frances Sr.) was Head of Maintenance. Fan of NBA players Kevin Durant and LeBron James and supports his hometown teams the Washington Football Team, Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals. Photo cred: Andrew Patron

TAYLOR FRITZ (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Returning to Delray Beach for first time in three years to make his sixth appearance at the tournament. Reached QF in 2018. CAREER: No. 1 American who broke into the Top 10 in 2022, reaching a high of No. 8. He also qualified for his first-ever ATP Finals. Equaled his biggest win of career over No. 4 Rafael Nadal to capture the 2022 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells title. Also won Eastbourne and Tokyo in 2022. Advanced to 1st Grand Slam QF at 2022 Wimbledon. Named 2016 ATP Newcomer of the Year. Ended junior career in 2015 as World No. 1 after winning the US Open title. PERSONAL: Has a son, Jordan; his father, Guy, is a tennis coach and his mother, Kathy May, was a Top 10 player on the women’s tour. Idols growing up were Juan Martin del Potro and Pete Sampras, who presented him with a cake on his 18th birthday. Enjoys playing FIFA and hanging out with friends. Fan of Manchester United (Premier League) and Los Angeles Chargers (NFL). During COVID-19 pandemic, teamed with social media influencer Addison Rae to win a Nintendo Mario Tennis tournament and donate $1 million to No Kid Hungry, which works to end child hunger in the USA. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

CAMERON NORRIE (GBR)

DELRAY BEACH: Making his fifth appearance in Delray Beach, returning as the defending champion. Top seed in the 2022 event, he defeated former champion and second seed Reilly Opelka in final 7-6, 7-6. 2021 semifinalist with a win over Frances Tiafoe. CAREER: After winning 2022 Delray Beach, cracked the world’s Top 10 to join as the fourth Top 10 Brit since ATP rankings began in 1973. Won first clay title at 2022 Lyon and reached first Grand Slam semifinal at 2022 Wimbledon. In 2021 won first career title at Los Cabos becoming the first British player to win the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells title in the tournament’s 46-year history. Posted personal-best 52 wins. PERSONAL: Born in South Africa to a Scottish father and Welsh mother, grew up in New Zealand and began representing Great Britain in 2013. No. 1-ranked college player in 2017 at Texas Christian University. Idols growing up were Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal. He would work in real estate if he wasn’t a tennis player. Enjoys going to the beach, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. Fan of South Sydney Rabbitohs and All Blacks rugby teams, as well as Newcastle United F.C.

Photo Cred: Andrew Patron

NICK KYRGIOS (AUS)

DELRAY BEACH: Making second appearance in singles. Reached the quarterfinals in doubles in his first appearance in 2019. CAREER: Winner of six career ATP titles and has reached three other finals. Former World No. 1 junior that broke into top 50 at age 19 in 2015 and ended 2016 with a career-high ranking of No. 13. Joined countryman Lleyton Hewitt as one of two players to win first meeting with tennis greats Rafael Nadal (2014 Wimbledon), Roger Federer (2015 Madrid) and Novak Djokovic (2017 Acapulco). Went on to reach the 2015 Australian Open quarterfinals at age 19, becoming the youngest quarterfinalist at his home Grand Slam event since Andrei Cherkasov, 19, in 1990. PERSONAL: Started playing tennis at age six with his mother. Follows a vegan diet. Likes playing Call of Duty and considers himself “the best gamer on the tennis tour.”. Created Nick Kyrgios Foundation (NKF) in support of underprivileged youth. Foundation received an ATP ACES for Charity grant of $15,000 in 2018.  Donated $33,800 for Australian bushfire relief in January 2020 — $200 for each ace hit at Australian Open and ATP Cup (169 aces in eight singles matches). Photo Creds Andrew Patron

DENIS SHAPOVALOV (CAN)

DELRAY BEACH: 2nd appearance in Delray Beach. Reached SF in 2018, falling to eventual champ Tiafoe. CAREER: In 2020 became 1st Canadian US Open men’s singles QF and 2nd Canadian man in Top 10. At Wimbledon 2021 made first Major SF, defeating 2-time champ Murray. Won 1st ATP Tour title at 2019 Stockholm. Led Canada to 2019 Davis Cup final and 2022 ATP Cup title. Reached 2019 Paris 1000 F and 4 other 1000 SFs, including 2017 Montreal where he upset No. 2 Nadal becoming the youngest semifinalist in series history at age 18 (since 1990). Reached two finals in late 2022. Ended junior career with 2016 Wimbledon boys’ singles title. PERSONAL: Nickname is Shapo. Mom, Tessa, is former pro who has coached him since age 5 and runs a tennis academy in Vaughan, Canada. Idol growing up was Federer. Slept in Felix Auger-Aliassime’s basement during SF run at 2017 Montreal and ripped poster of Nadal off wall before beating him in 3R. Named ATP Newcomer of the Year and ATP Most Improved Player of the Year in 2017. Launched ShapoShelter in April 2022 (shaposhelter.com), highlighting stories of dogs and cats in need. If he wasn’t a tennis player he would be an hockey player. Fan of Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) and Toronto Raptors (NBA). Also enjoys rapping, having released a pair of songs in 2020 entitled “Night Train” and “Drip.” PHOTO: Andrew Patron

JOHN ISNER (USA)

January, 9 - Delray Beach, FL:John Isner (USA) plays Thiago Monteiro (BRA) during the second round match at the Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH: This is his ninth main draw appearance, tied for fifth all-time. Reached SF four times (2012-14, 2019). Holds tournament record for most aces in a match (30) and is third for most aces in a tournament (81). 14 match wins tied for sixth all-time. CAREER: Ended 12 straight seasons in Top 25 from 2010-21 and achieved career-high No. 8 after reaching 1st Grand Slam SF at 2018 Wimbledon. Owns 16 ATP Tour titles. Became oldest 1st-time ATP Masters 1000 singles champion as 32-year-old at 2018 Miami. Through the 2022 season, served a record of 13,960 aces in ATP Tour and Grand Slam singles matches, including record 113 to win longest match on record over Nicolas Mahut in 2010 Wimbledon 1R (70-68 in 5th after 11:05 across 3 days). Counts wins over No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Roger Federer among his 479 career victories through 2022. Four-year All-American at University of Georgia (2004-07). In 2007, reached NCAA singles final and won doubles and team titles. PERSONAL: Fan of Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Carolina Hurricanes (NHL). Launched Isner Family Foundation in 2019 to fundraise for Dallas hospitals. Also supports UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where his mom was successfully treated twice. Partners with Nulo Pet Food on “Aces for Animals” campaign. Donated $53,500 to Australian bushfire relief in January 2020. Married with three children. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

REILLY OPELKA (USA)

Delray Beach: Reilly Opelka (USA) in action during 2022 Delray Beach Open. 

DELRAY BEACH: The 2020 champion and 2022 runner-up is making his 5th appearance. Saved one match point in the title run. Holds record for most aces in a tournament, 99 in 2020. Overall tournament record of 11-3. CAREER: Won third and fourth career ATP Tour titles in 2022 (Dallas and Houston). On his way to the Dallas title, he won the longest tie-break in ATP Tour history (since 1990) 24-22 in the Houston final. In 2021, reached biggest career final at ATP Masters 1000 Canada, followed by a career-best round of 16 at the US Open. Won first career title at the 2019 New York Open. Peaked at No. 4 in junior rankings in July 2015 following a 10-1 run at Wimbledon en route to Wimbledon boys’ singles title. PERSONAL: Resides in Delray Beach with fellow ATP Tour player Tommy Paul. At 6-foot-11, tallest player in ATP Top 100. Worked on-air behind the Tennis Channel desk while recovering from hip surgery in late 2022. The best man at Taylor Fritz’s wedding in 2018; best friends on tour are Fritz, Paul, Michael Mmoh, and Frances Tiafoe. Enjoys playing pick-up basketball games on tour and his favorite NBA players are Jimmy Butler and Russell Westbrook. Passionate about art and fashion; attended Paris Fashion Week in 2022 and would like to work in the fashion industry after his tennis career. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

SEBASTIAN KORDA (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Finalist in first ATP 250 appearance in Delray Beach in 2021. Defeated four top 100 ranked opponents on his way to his first career ATP final. CAREER: Achieved career-high No. 38 and earned personal-best 28 wins in 2021. Did not drop a set en route to the 2021 Parma championship, joining Petr Korda as 3rd father-son duo to win a title in Open Era (Phil and Taylor Dent; Ramanathan and Ramesh Krishnan). Advanced to the 2020 Roland Garros fourth round as a qualifier and 2021 Wimbledon fourth round, becoming the third player in the Open Era to reach the fourth round on debut at both events (Borg in 1973, Pernfors in 1986). Became World No. 1 junior by winning the 2018 Australian Open boys’ singles title 20 years after his father won Australian Open men’s singles title. PERSONAL: Nickname is Sebi. Speaks English and Czech. Father, Petr, is a former World No. 2. Mother, Regina (Rajchrtova), peaked at No. 26 in WTA and coached him as a child. Sisters, Jessica and Nelly, are pro golfers on LPGA Tour. Four Kordas have won Australian Open championships: Sebastian (2018 boys’ singles), Petr (1998 men’s singles), Jessica (2012 LPGA) and Nelly (2019 LPGA). Started pursuing tennis at age nine after attending the US Open. Idols growing up were Radek Stepanek, Rafael Nadal and his father. Photo Cred: Andrew Patron

DELRAY BEACH: Gulf Stream, Florida resident who is making his ninth appearance in Delray Beach. Defeated former finalist Andy Roddick and World No. 11 John Isner on his way to the 2012 singles title. Finished as a finalist in 2014. Also is a two-time quarterfinalist in Delray Beach. CAREER: Two-time Major finalist (2017 US Open and 2018 Wimbledon) who holds seven ATP Tour singles titles. Former World No. 5 who became the top-ranked African ever. Became the first ATP Finals semifinalist from Africa in 2018. Became lowest-ranked US Open finalist in history at No. 32 and became the first African US Open finalist in the Open Era. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at age six. Wife, Kelsey, played golf at University of Illinois; daughter, Keira. Played at the University of Illinois for three seasons (2005-07). Won 2006 NCAA doubles title with Ryan Rowe. Reached 2007 NCAA singles semifinal, doubles final and team final. Earned All-American honors all three years. Member of ATP Player Council from 2012-22, serving as president in 2020. Works to reduce plastic use on tour and received the 2019 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award after raising more than $200,000 for First Serve, Dezzy’s Second Chance and Ocean Conservancy. Previously partnered with Spark Ventures and helped empower children in Zambia.

GRIGOR DIMITROV (BUL)

DELRAY BEACH: Making his third appearance in Delray Beach, reaching SF in 2016 and QF in 2022. CAREER: Former world No. 3 who has won eight singles titles, including 2017 ATP Finals and ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati. Only Bulgarian champion in ATP Tour history. He is a three-time Major semifinalist (2014 Wimbledon, 2017 Australian Open, 2019 US Open), defeating Roger Federer at the 2019 US Open. In 2022 he notched wins over the last two Delray Beach Open champions, Cameron Norrie and Hubert Hurkacz. PERSONAL: Writes down three things that he’s thankful for each night before going to sleep. Donated ventilators to the Haskovo’s hospital in 2020 to help those affected by COVID-19. Supports a number of Bulgarian and internationally based foundations and initiatives mainly targeted at helping children. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

JENSON BROOKSBY (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Making first appearance in Delray Beach in 2022. CAREER: Enjoyed a breakout 2021 season after missing 2020 due to a toe injury. Broke into the top 100 rankings and soared to a career-high ranking of No. 56. Advanced to first ATP Tour quarterfinal, semifinal and final in his grass-court debut in Newport, becoming second-youngest finalist at age 20 in the 45-year tournament history. Defeated No. 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime for biggest win of career en route to 2021 Washington semifinals as a 130th-ranked wild card, becoming the lowest-ranked semifinalist at the tournament since John Isner (No. 416) in 2007. Reached the 2021 US Open fourth round as a 20-year-old wild card, becoming the youngest American in the US Open Round of 16 since Andy Roddick in 2002. Qualified for the 2019 US Open and ended former World No. 4 Tomas Berdych’s career in the opening round for first tour-level win. Owns three ATP Challenger Tour titles in 2021 (Potchefstroom, Orlando, Tallahassee) PERSONAL: From Sacramento, California. Named after Formula 1 driver Jenson Button. Father raced for fun and is an avid fan. Began playing tennis at age 4, hitting a soft tennis ball against the garage door while waiting for his parents to take him to school. Biggest influence is coach Joseph Gilbert. Passionate about playing piano, having started at age nine. Says it is a relaxing and fun skill to have, and enjoys being able to read music and play his own notes.

KEI NISHIKORI (JPN)

DELRAY BEACH: 2023 is Nishikori’s sixth appearance in Delray Beach and first since 2014…Won on his debut in 2008 as a qualifier ranked No. 244, upsetting 12th-ranked James Blake in the final to win his first career title and become the youngest Delray Beach Open winner, the third-youngest champion ever of an ATP Tour event…Still youngest winner on tour since 1998. CAREER: World-ranked No. 4 in 2015…Six-time ATP 500 champion, six-time ATP 250 champion, four-time ATP Masters 1000 finalist, four-time ATP Finals qualifier and 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medalist defeating Nadal…Earned biggest of 400+ career wins over No. 1 Djokovic at 2014 US Open SF to become 1st Asian Grand Slam men’s singles finalist. PERSONAL: Underwent right elbow surgeries in August 2009 and October 2019, as well as left hip surgery in January 2022…Moved from Japan to Bradenton, Florida to train at the IMG Academy in 2004 at 14 years of age and continues to train there…Married his long-time girlfriend Mai Yamauchi in December 2020. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

MILOS RAONIC (CAN)

DELRAY BEACH: 3rd appearance; Was 2017 singles finalist after becoming the highest-ranked singles player (No. 4) in tournament history. CAREER: First Canadian to break into the top 10 of the ATP Tour Rankings (2013). Reached a career-high ranking of No. 3 in 2016. Has captured 8 singles titles, reached SFs at the 2016 Nitto ATP Finals and advanced to the final of ATP Masters 1000 three times (Montreal, Paris, Indian Wells). First Canadian Grand Slam singles finalist (2016 Wimbledon). Reached the SFs at Wimbledon in 2014 and Australian Open in 2016. Ended six straight seasons ranked in the top 25. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at the age of 8 after moving to Canada from Montenegro. Voted ATP Newcomer of the Year in 2011. Founded Milos Raonic Foundation in 2012 to help disadvantaged youth and received an ATP ACES for Charity grant in 2016. Named Forbes’ “30 Under 30” sports list in 2017. Photo cred: Andrew Patron

TOMMY PAUL (USA)

February, 18 - Delray Beach: Tommy Paul(USA) in action here defeats Stefan Kozlov(USA) 63 61 during their quarterfinals match at the 2022 Delray Beach Open.

DELRAY BEACH: 2023 is Paul’s fourth consecutive year playing in the tournament… Semi-finalist last year as a wild card, falling to eventual champion and then-world No. 13 Norrie. CAREER: A breakthrough year in 2022, reaching a career-high ranking in the top 30 and first Grand Slam 4R at Wimbledon …Won first US Open matches in 2022, two five-setters including first win over Korda and pushed eventual finalist Casper Ruud to five sets before falling in 3R…2022 wins over world No. 3 Zverev, No. 4 Alcaraz and Grand Slam major winners Cilic and Wawrinka … Won first ATP Tour title at 2021 Stockholm with wins over Leo Borg (Bjorn’s son), Americans Fritz and Tiafoe, GS major winner Murray and No. 18 Shapovalov…in juniors, won the 2015 Roland Garros boys’ title and back-to-back champion in Delray Beach at the USTA National Clay Court 16s and 18s in 2013-14.  PERSONAL: Moved to Delray Beach in late 2022…One of several stars to play in the 2022 Tennis Plays for Peace exhibition at the US Open…as a young teenager, lived in the dorms with Fritz and former Delray champ Opelka at the USTA training center in Boca Raton and they remain good friends on the Tour…WTA player Anisimova says Paul always wears the best sunglasses… An all-around athlete who also skated and played basketball…Grew up in North Carolina and now helps at his mother’s farm in New Jersey when not traveling on the Tour. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

BRANDON NAKASHIMA (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Appearing in Delray Beach for the second time. Reached the quarterfinals as an 18-year-old wild card in ATP Tour debut in 2020. CAREER: Former World No. 3 junior achieved a career-high No. 62 ranking after advancing to 2021 Next Gen ATP Finals semifinals. Advanced to back-to-back ATP Tour finals at Los Cabos and Atlanta as a 19-year-old in 2021, becoming the youngest American to reach multiple finals since Andy Roddick in 2001-02. Owns three ATP Challenger Tour titles. Went 44-18 across all levels in 2019, beginning the season on the ITF World Tennis Tour. Starred at University of Virginia, earning 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. Advanced to the US Open boys’ singles semifinals in 2018. PERSONAL: Parents, Wesley and Christina, are both pharmacists; little brother, Bryce, is an up-and-coming tennis player. Mother grew up in Vietnam and moved to California at age 5. Father is of Japanese ancestry and was born in California. Began playing tennis as a 3-year-old with his grandfather, who would take him to a local park. Best advice received was from his parents: “Work hard, stay the course and good things will happen.” During COVID-19 pandemic, he donated more than 40 pairs of FILA shoes to urgent care physicians and nurses at Sharp Rees-Stealy Clinic in Sorrento Mesa, California.

MAXIME CRESSY (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Making first appearance in Delray Beach in 2022. CAREER: Serve-and-volley French-born American who skyrocketed into the top 100 after making his first ATP Tour final in Melbourne early in the 2022 season. Burst out of qualifying and defeated two top 30 ranked opponents, including former Delray Beach Open champion Reilly Opelka, before falling to 20-time Major champion Rafael Nadal in the Melbourne final. Advanced to the second round at three Grand Slam events, including the 2021 US Open, where he qualified and saved four match points to defeat two-time US Open semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round from two sets down. Played collegiate tennis at UCLA, winning the 2019 NCAA doubles championship. Has collected three ATP Challenger Tour titles. PERSONAL: Nickname is Lacress. Mother, Leslie Nelson, played volleyball at USC and led the Trojans to two NCAA national championships. Began playing tennis at age four with his brothers and against the wall. Started training with the French federation in Boulouris at age 12. Attended CREPS PACA – Saint Raphaël-Boulouris, one of the most prominent training centers for tennis players in France, from 2009 through 2013. Enjoys meditation, yoga, basketball and football. Says that his best quality is persistence and worst quality is that’s he self-centered.​ Photo Cred: Peter Staples

HUBERT HURKACZ (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Making his debut. CAREER: Won first career title in 2019 at Winston Salem, becoming just the second player from Poland to win on the ATP Tour. Participant in the 2018 ATP Next Gen Finals. Early in 2020, he reached the semifinals at Auckland after advancing to four quarterfinals in 2019. Owns three career Challenger titles. PERSONAL: The 23-year-old began playing tennis at age 5. His mother, Sozia, was a junior tennis champion in Poland. His parents met as swimming teammates at Wroclaw University of Economics. In addition to tennis, participated in gymnastics, basketball and soccer as a child. Now enjoys basketball, books, fast cars, snooker and watches. Photo cred: MATTA Freelancer

SAM QUERREY (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Former champion who enters his 12th year playing in Delray Beach in 2022. Currently has the fourth-most match wins in tournament history with 16 heading into the 2022 event. Captured the singles title in Delray Beach in 2016. Reached the semifinals in just his second appearance in 2008. Was a quarterfinalist in 2017. CAREER: Winner of 10 ATP Tour titles, including the Mexican sweep in 2017 at Acapulco and Los Cabos. Achieved a career-high No. 11 ranking in 2018. Advanced to the 2016 quarterfinals, 2017 semifinals and 2019 quarterfinals at Wimbledon, upsetting World No. 1’s Novak Djokovic (2016) and Andy Murray (2017) to become the first player in back-to-back years to beat the top-ranked player since Boris Becker in 1988-89. Hit unprecedented 10 straight aces during first of 23 top 10 wins against No. 10 James Blake in Indianapolis in 2007 Indianapolis. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at age four after being introduced by his mom. Wife, Abby; sons, Ford and Owen; Austin; father, Mike, is an ex-baseball player who was drafted by Detroit Tigers; mother, Chris; sister, Ellen. Member of ATP Player Council for the 2018-20 term. Hobbies include playing basketball, table tennis and golf. Photo Cred Peter Staples

FRANCES TIAFOE (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: The 2018 champion is making his fifth appearance. Won at age 20, making him the youngest American to win an ATP title since 19-year-old Andy Roddick in 2002. Reached QFs in last two appearances. CAREER: Outside of Delray, has reached a pair of finals. Has reached the US Open round of 16 in consecutive years. Reached 2019 Australian Open QF, becoming the youngest American to reach the final eight a major since Roddick at 2003 Wimbledon. Two-time participant in ATP Net Gen Finals. At 15, won the 2013 Orange Bowl junior title, the youngest champion in tournament history. PERSONAL: Resides in neighboring Boynton Beach. The 2020 ATP Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year, he is an ambassador for ThanksUSA and USTA’s National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL). He began playing at age 3 with his twin brother, Franklin. Trained at the Jr. Tennis Champions Center in College Park, MD., where his father (Frances Sr.) was Head of Maintenance. Fan of NBA players Kevin Durant and LeBron James and supports his hometown teams the Washington Football Team, Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals. Photo cred: Andrew Patron

NICK KYRGIOS (AUS)

DELRAY BEACH: Making second appearance in singles. Reached the quarterfinals in doubles in his first appearance in 2019. CAREER: Winner of six career ATP titles and has reached three other finals. Former World No. 1 junior that broke into top 50 at age 19 in 2015 and ended 2016 with a career-high ranking of No. 13. Joined countryman Lleyton Hewitt as one of two players to win first meeting with tennis greats Rafael Nadal (2014 Wimbledon), Roger Federer (2015 Madrid) and Novak Djokovic (2017 Acapulco). Went on to reach the 2015 Australian Open quarterfinals at age 19, becoming the youngest quarterfinalist at his home Grand Slam event since Andrei Cherkasov, 19, in 1990. PERSONAL: Started playing tennis at age six with his mother. Follows a vegan diet. Likes playing Call of Duty and considers himself “the best gamer on the tennis tour.”. Created Nick Kyrgios Foundation (NKF) in support of underprivileged youth. Foundation received an ATP ACES for Charity grant of $15,000 in 2018.  Donated $33,800 for Australian bushfire relief in January 2020 — $200 for each ace hit at Australian Open and ATP Cup (169 aces in eight singles matches). Photo Cred Andrew Patron

TAYLOR FRITZ (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Returning to Delray Beach for first time in three years to make his sixth appearance at the tournament. Reached QF in 2018. CAREER: No. 1 American who broke into the Top 10 in 2022, reaching a high of No. 8. He also qualified for his first-ever ATP Finals. Equaled his biggest win of career over No. 4 Rafael Nadal to capture the 2022 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells title. Also won Eastbourne and Tokyo in 2022. Advanced to 1st Grand Slam QF at 2022 Wimbledon. Named 2016 ATP Newcomer of the Year. Ended junior career in 2015 as World No. 1 after winning the US Open title. PERSONAL: Has a son, Jordan; his father, Guy, is a tennis coach and his mother, Kathy May, was a Top 10 player on the women’s tour. Idols growing up were Juan Martin del Potro and Pete Sampras, who presented him with a cake on his 18th birthday. Enjoys playing FIFA and hanging out with friends. Fan of Manchester United (Premier League) and Los Angeles Chargers (NFL). During COVID-19 pandemic, teamed with social media influencer Addison Rae to win a Nintendo Mario Tennis tournament and donate $1 million to No Kid Hungry, which works to end child hunger in the USA. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

CAMERON NORRIE (GBR)

DELRAY BEACH: Making his fifth appearance in Delray Beach, returning as the defending champion. Top seed in the 2022 event, he defeated former champion and second seed Reilly Opelka in final 7-6, 7-6. 2021 semifinalist with a win over Frances Tiafoe. CAREER: After winning 2022 Delray Beach, cracked the world’s Top 10 to join as the fourth Top 10 Brit since ATP rankings began in 1973. Won first clay title at 2022 Lyon and reached first Grand Slam semifinal at 2022 Wimbledon. In 2021 won first career title at Los Cabos becoming the first British player to win the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells title in the tournament’s 46-year history. Posted personal-best 52 wins. PERSONAL: Born in South Africa to a Scottish father and Welsh mother, grew up in New Zealand and began representing Great Britain in 2013. No. 1-ranked college player in 2017 at Texas Christian University. Idols growing up were Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal. He would work in real estate if he wasn’t a tennis player. Enjoys going to the beach, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. Fan of South Sydney Rabbitohs and All Blacks rugby teams, as well as Newcastle United F.C.

Photo Cred: Andrew Patron

DENIS SHAPOVALOV (CAN)

DELRAY BEACH: 2nd appearance in Delray Beach. Reached SF in 2018, falling to eventual champ Tiafoe. CAREER: In 2020 became 1st Canadian US Open men’s singles QF and 2nd Canadian man in Top 10. At Wimbledon 2021 made first Major SF, defeating 2-time champ Murray. Won 1st ATP Tour title at 2019 Stockholm. Led Canada to 2019 Davis Cup final and 2022 ATP Cup title. Reached 2019 Paris 1000 F and 4 other 1000 SFs, including 2017 Montreal where he upset No. 2 Nadal becoming the youngest semifinalist in series history at age 18 (since 1990). Reached two finals in late 2022. Ended junior career with 2016 Wimbledon boys’ singles title. PERSONAL: Nickname is Shapo. Mom, Tessa, is former pro who has coached him since age 5 and runs a tennis academy in Vaughan, Canada. Idol growing up was Federer. Slept in Felix Auger-Aliassime’s basement during SF run at 2017 Montreal and ripped poster of Nadal off wall before beating him in 3R. Named ATP Newcomer of the Year and ATP Most Improved Player of the Year in 2017. Launched ShapoShelter in April 2022 (shaposhelter.com), highlighting stories of dogs and cats in need. If he wasn’t a tennis player he would be an hockey player. Fan of Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) and Toronto Raptors (NBA). Also enjoys rapping, having released a pair of songs in 2020 entitled “Night Train” and “Drip.” PHOTO: Andrew Patron

JOHN ISNER (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: This is his ninth main draw appearance, tied for fifth all-time. Reached SF four times (2012-14, 2019). Holds tournament record for most aces in a match (30) and is third for most aces in a tournament (81). 14 match wins tied for sixth all-time. CAREER: Ended 12 straight seasons in Top 25 from 2010-21 and achieved career-high No. 8 after reaching 1st Grand Slam SF at 2018 Wimbledon. Owns 16 ATP Tour titles. Became oldest 1st-time ATP Masters 1000 singles champion as 32-year-old at 2018 Miami. Through the 2022 season, served a record of 13,960 aces in ATP Tour and Grand Slam singles matches, including record 113 to win longest match on record over Nicolas Mahut in 2010 Wimbledon 1R (70-68 in 5th after 11:05 across 3 days). Counts wins over No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Roger Federer among his 479 career victories through 2022. Four-year All-American at University of Georgia (2004-07). In 2007, reached NCAA singles final and won doubles and team titles. PERSONAL: Fan of Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Carolina Hurricanes (NHL). Launched Isner Family Foundation in 2019 to fundraise for Dallas hospitals. Also supports UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where his mom was successfully treated twice. Partners with Nulo Pet Food on “Aces for Animals” campaign. Donated $53,500 to Australian bushfire relief in January 2020. Married with three children. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

REILLY OPELKA (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: The 2020 champion and 2022 runner-up is making his 5th appearance. Saved one match point in the title run. Holds record for most aces in a tournament, 99 in 2020. Overall tournament record of 11-3. CAREER: Won third and fourth career ATP Tour titles in 2022 (Dallas and Houston). On his way to the Dallas title, he won the longest tie-break in ATP Tour history (since 1990) 24-22 in the Houston final. In 2021, reached biggest career final at ATP Masters 1000 Canada, followed by a career-best round of 16 at the US Open. Won first career title at the 2019 New York Open. Peaked at No. 4 in junior rankings in July 2015 following a 10-1 run at Wimbledon en route to Wimbledon boys’ singles title. PERSONAL: Resides in Delray Beach with fellow ATP Tour player Tommy Paul. At 6-foot-11, tallest player in ATP Top 100. Worked on-air behind the Tennis Channel desk while recovering from hip surgery in late 2022. The best man at Taylor Fritz’s wedding in 2018; best friends on tour are Fritz, Paul, Michael Mmoh, and Frances Tiafoe. Enjoys playing pick-up basketball games on tour and his favorite NBA players are Jimmy Butler and Russell Westbrook. Passionate about art and fashion; attended Paris Fashion Week in 2022 and would like to work in the fashion industry after his tennis career. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

SEBASTIAN KORDA (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Finalist in first ATP 250 appearance in Delray Beach in 2021. Defeated four top 100 ranked opponents on his way to his first career ATP final. CAREER: Achieved career-high No. 38 and earned personal-best 28 wins in 2021. Did not drop a set en route to the 2021 Parma championship, joining Petr Korda as 3rd father-son duo to win a title in Open Era (Phil and Taylor Dent; Ramanathan and Ramesh Krishnan). Advanced to the 2020 Roland Garros fourth round as a qualifier and 2021 Wimbledon fourth round, becoming the third player in the Open Era to reach the fourth round on debut at both events (Borg in 1973, Pernfors in 1986). Became World No. 1 junior by winning the 2018 Australian Open boys’ singles title 20 years after his father won Australian Open men’s singles title. PERSONAL: Nickname is Sebi. Speaks English and Czech. Father, Petr, is a former World No. 2. Mother, Regina (Rajchrtova), peaked at No. 26 in WTA and coached him as a child. Sisters, Jessica and Nelly, are pro golfers on LPGA Tour. Four Kordas have won Australian Open championships: Sebastian (2018 boys’ singles), Petr (1998 men’s singles), Jessica (2012 LPGA) and Nelly (2019 LPGA). Started pursuing tennis at age nine after attending the US Open. Idols growing up were Radek Stepanek, Rafael Nadal and his father. Photo cred: Andrew Patron

KEVIN ANDERSON (RSA)

DELRAY BEACH: Gulf Stream, Florida resident who is making his ninth appearance in Delray Beach. Defeated former finalist Andy Roddick and World No. 11 John Isner on his way to the 2012 singles title. Finished as a finalist in 2014. Also is a two-time quarterfinalist in Delray Beach. CAREER: Two-time Major finalist (2017 US Open and 2018 Wimbledon) who holds seven ATP Tour singles titles. Former World No. 5 who became the top-ranked African ever. Became the first ATP Finals semifinalist from Africa in 2018. Became lowest-ranked US Open finalist in history at No. 32 and became the first African US Open finalist in the Open Era. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at age six. Wife, Kelsey, played golf at University of Illinois; daughter, Keira. Played at the University of Illinois for three seasons (2005-07). Won 2006 NCAA doubles title with Ryan Rowe. Reached 2007 NCAA singles semifinal, doubles final and team final. Earned All-American honors all three years. Member of ATP Player Council from 2012-22, serving as president in 2020. Works to reduce plastic use on tour and received the 2019 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award after raising more than $200,000 for First Serve, Dezzy’s Second Chance and Ocean Conservancy. Previously partnered with Spark Ventures and helped empower children in Zambia.

GRIGOR DIMITROV (BUL)

DELRAY BEACH: Making his third appearance in Delray Beach, reaching SF in 2016 and QF in 2022. CAREER: Former world No. 3 who has won eight singles titles, including 2017 ATP Finals and ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati. Only Bulgarian champion in ATP Tour history. He is a three-time Major semifinalist (2014 Wimbledon, 2017 Australian Open, 2019 US Open), defeating Roger Federer at the 2019 US Open. In 2022 he notched wins over the last two Delray Beach Open champions, Cameron Norrie and Hubert Hurkacz. PERSONAL: Writes down three things that he’s thankful for each night before going to sleep. Donated ventilators to the Haskovo’s hospital in 2020 to help those affected by COVID-19. Supports a number of Bulgarian and internationally based foundations and initiatives mainly targeted at helping children. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

KEI NISHIKORI (JPN)

DELRAY BEACH: 2023 is Nishikori’s sixth appearance in Delray Beach and first since 2014…Won on his debut in 2008 as a qualifier ranked No. 244, upsetting 12th-ranked James Blake in the final to win his first career title and become the youngest Delray Beach Open winner, the third-youngest champion ever of an ATP Tour event…Still youngest winner on tour since 1998. CAREER: World-ranked No. 4 in 2015…Six-time ATP 500 champion, six-time ATP 250 champion, four-time ATP Masters 1000 finalist, four-time ATP Finals qualifier and 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medalist defeating Nadal…Earned biggest of 400+ career wins over No. 1 Djokovic at 2014 US Open SF to become 1st Asian Grand Slam men’s singles finalist. PERSONAL: Underwent right elbow surgeries in August 2009 and October 2019, as well as left hip surgery in January 2022…Moved from Japan to Bradenton, Florida to train at the IMG Academy in 2004 at 14 years of age and continues to train there…Married his long-time girlfriend Mai Yamauchi in December 2020. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

JENSON BROOKSBY (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Making first appearance in Delray Beach in 2022. CAREER: Enjoyed a breakout 2021 season after missing 2020 due to a toe injury. Broke into the top 100 rankings and soared to a career-high ranking of No. 56. Advanced to first ATP Tour quarterfinal, semifinal and final in his grass-court debut in Newport, becoming second-youngest finalist at age 20 in the 45-year tournament history. Defeated No. 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime for biggest win of career en route to 2021 Washington semifinals as a 130th-ranked wild card, becoming the lowest-ranked semifinalist at the tournament since John Isner (No. 416) in 2007. Reached the 2021 US Open fourth round as a 20-year-old wild card, becoming the youngest American in the US Open Round of 16 since Andy Roddick in 2002. Qualified for the 2019 US Open and ended former World No. 4 Tomas Berdych’s career in the opening round for first tour-level win. Owns three ATP Challenger Tour titles in 2021 (Potchefstroom, Orlando, Tallahassee) PERSONAL: From Sacramento, California. Named after Formula 1 driver Jenson Button. Father raced for fun and is an avid fan. Began playing tennis at age 4, hitting a soft tennis ball against the garage door while waiting for his parents to take him to school. Biggest influence is coach Joseph Gilbert. Passionate about playing piano, having started at age nine. Says it is a relaxing and fun skill to have, and enjoys being able to read music and play his own notes.

TOMMY PAUL (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: 2023 is Paul’s fourth consecutive year playing in the tournament… Semi-finalist last year as a wild card, falling to eventual champion and then-world No. 13 Norrie. CAREER: A breakthrough year in 2022, reaching a career-high ranking in the top 30 and first Grand Slam 4R at Wimbledon …Won first US Open matches in 2022, two five-setters including first win over Korda and pushed eventual finalist Casper Ruud to five sets before falling in 3R…2022 wins over world No. 3 Zverev, No. 4 Alcaraz and Grand Slam major winners Cilic and Wawrinka … Won first ATP Tour title at 2021 Stockholm with wins over Leo Borg (Bjorn’s son), Americans Fritz and Tiafoe, GS major winner Murray and No. 18 Shapovalov…in juniors, won the 2015 Roland Garros boys’ title and back-to-back champion in Delray Beach at the USTA National Clay Court 16s and 18s in 2013-14.  PERSONAL: Moved to Delray Beach in late 2022…One of several stars to play in the 2022 Tennis Plays for Peace exhibition at the US Open…as a young teenager, lived in the dorms with Fritz and former Delray champ Opelka at the USTA training center in Boca Raton and they remain good friends on the Tour…WTA player Anisimova says Paul always wears the best sunglasses… An all-around athlete who also skated and played basketball…Grew up in North Carolina and now helps at his mother’s farm in New Jersey when not traveling on the Tour. PHOTO: Andrew Patron

MILOS RAONIC (CAN)

DELRAY BEACH: Making his fourth appearance. Was 2017 singles finalist after becoming the highest-ranked singles player (No. 4) in tournament history. CAREER: First Canadian to break into the top 10 of the ATP Tour Rankings (2013). Reached a career-high ranking of No. 3 in 2016. Has captured eight singles titles. First Canadian Grand Slam singles finalist (2016 Wimbledon). He was semifinalist at the 2016 Nitto ATP Finals and advanced to the final of ATP Masters 1000 three times (Montreal, Paris, Indian Wells). Reached the SFs at Wimbledon in 2014 and Australian Open in 2016. Ended six straight seasons ranked in the top 25. PERSONAL: The 29-year-old began playing tennis at the age of 8 after moving to Canada from Montenegro. Voted ATP Newcomer of the Year in 2011. Founded Milos Raonic Foundation in 2012 to help disadvantaged youth and received an ATP ACES for Charity grant in 2016. Named Forbes’ “30 Under 30” sports list in 2017. Photo cred: Andrew Patron

HUBERT HURKACZ (POL)

DELRAY BEACH: Making his debut. CAREER: Won first career title in 2019 at Winston Salem, becoming just the second player from Poland to win on the ATP Tour. Participant in the 2018 ATP Next Gen Finals. Early in 2020, he reached the semifinals at Auckland after advancing to four quarterfinals in 2019. Owns three career Challenger titles. PERSONAL: The 23-year-old began playing tennis at age 5. His mother, Sozia, was a junior tennis champion in Poland. His parents met as swimming teammates at Wroclaw University of Economics. In addition to tennis, participated in gymnastics, basketball and soccer as a child. Now enjoys basketball, books, fast cars, snooker and watches. Photo cred: MATTA Freelancer

SAM QUERREY (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Former champion who enters his 12th year playing in Delray Beach in 2022. Currently has the fourth-most match wins in tournament history with 16 heading into the 2022 event. Captured the singles title in Delray Beach in 2016. Reached the semifinals in just his second appearance in 2008. Was a quarterfinalist in 2017. CAREER: Winner of 10 ATP Tour titles, including the Mexican sweep in 2017 at Acapulco and Los Cabos. Achieved a career-high No. 11 ranking in 2018. Advanced to the 2016 quarterfinals, 2017 semifinals and 2019 quarterfinals at Wimbledon, upsetting World No. 1’s Novak Djokovic (2016) and Andy Murray (2017) to become the first player in back-to-back years to beat the top-ranked player since Boris Becker in 1988-89. Hit unprecedented 10 straight aces during first of 23 top 10 wins against No. 10 James Blake in Indianapolis in 2007 Indianapolis. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at age four after being introduced by his mom. Wife, Abby; sons, Ford and Owen; Austin; father, Mike, is an ex-baseball player who was drafted by Detroit Tigers; mother, Chris; sister, Ellen. Member of ATP Player Council for the 2018-20 term. Hobbies include playing basketball, table tennis and golf. Photo Cred Peter Staples

JACK SOCK (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Two-time doubles champion and 2017 singles champion returning for fourth appearance in Delray Beach. Defeated fellow Americans Steve Johnson and Donald Young on his way to the singles title in 2017. Won his first doubles title in Delray Beach in 2013 with James Blake. Partnered with Jackson Withrow to upset 10-time ATP No. 1 doubles team Bob & Mike Bryan in the quarterfinals, eventually winning the title in 2018. CAREER: Owns 15 doubles titles and four singles titles on the ATP Tour. Ended the 2017 season with a career-high No. 8 ranking in singles. Was the World No. 2 doubles player in 2018. One of two active players to compete at the ATP Finals in singles and doubles, beating World No. 3 Alexander Zverev for his biggest singles win in 2017 and saving a match point for 2018 doubles title with Mike Bryan. Captured Grand Slam titles in 2010 US Open boys’ singles, 2011 US Open mixed doubles, 2014 Wimbledon men’s doubles and 2018 Wimbledon and US Open men’s doubles. Only men’s or women’s tennis player to earn multiple medals at 2016 Rio Olympics, winning the gold in mixed doubles and the bronze in men’s doubles. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at age eight when he found his mother’s racquet. Father, Larry; mother, Pam; brother, Eric, played tennis at University of Nebraska. Compiled an 80-0 high school tennis record with four state championships at Blue Valley North in Overland Park, Kansas. Named ATP Doubles Team of the Year and ATPTour.com Fans’ Favorite Team in 2018 with Mike Bryan. Serves as volunteer assistant coach for the men’s tennis team at Davidson College. Enjoys playing golf and hanging out with friends.

BRANDON NAKASHIMA (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Appearing in Delray Beach for the second time. Reached the quarterfinals as an 18-year-old wild card in ATP Tour debut in 2020. CAREER: Former World No. 3 junior achieved a career-high No. 62 ranking after advancing to 2021 Next Gen ATP Finals semifinals. Advanced to back-to-back ATP Tour finals at Los Cabos and Atlanta as a 19-year-old in 2021, becoming the youngest American to reach multiple finals since Andy Roddick in 2001-02. Owns three ATP Challenger Tour titles. Went 44-18 across all levels in 2019, beginning the season on the ITF World Tennis Tour. Starred at University of Virginia, earning 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. Advanced to the US Open boys’ singles semifinals in 2018. PERSONAL: Parents, Wesley and Christina, are both pharmacists; little brother, Bryce, is an up-and-coming tennis player. Mother grew up in Vietnam and moved to California at age 5. Father is of Japanese ancestry and was born in California. Began playing tennis as a 3-year-old with his grandfather, who would take him to a local park. Best advice received was from his parents: “Work hard, stay the course and good things will happen.” During COVID-19 pandemic, he donated more than 40 pairs of FILA shoes to urgent care physicians and nurses at Sharp Rees-Stealy Clinic in Sorrento Mesa, California.

MAXIME CRESSY (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Making first appearance in Delray Beach in 2022. CAREER: Serve-and-volley French-born American who skyrocketed into the top 100 after making his first ATP Tour final in Melbourne early in the 2022 season. Burst out of qualifying and defeated two top 30 ranked opponents, including former Delray Beach Open champion Reilly Opelka, before falling to 20-time Major champion Rafael Nadal in the Melbourne final. Advanced to the second round at three Grand Slam events, including the 2021 US Open, where he qualified and saved four match points to defeat two-time US Open semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round from two sets down. Played collegiate tennis at UCLA, winning the 2019 NCAA doubles championship. Has collected three ATP Challenger Tour titles. PERSONAL: Nickname is Lacress. Mother, Leslie Nelson, played volleyball at USC and led the Trojans to two NCAA national championships. Began playing tennis at age four with his brothers and against the wall. Started training with the French federation in Boulouris at age 12. Attended CREPS PACA – Saint Raphaël-Boulouris, one of the most prominent training centers for tennis players in France, from 2009 through 2013. Enjoys meditation, yoga, basketball and football. Says that his best quality is persistence and worst quality is that’s he self-centered.​

YOSHIHITO NISHIOKA (JPN)

DELRAY BEACH: Former finalist who is making his fifth appearance in Delray Beach. Won three of his first four matches in three sets on his way to the final in 2020. Jumped out of qualifying to reach the quarterfinals in 2015. CAREER: Broke into top 50 in Feb. 2020 and became the No. 1 Japanese player in June 2021. Won his first ATP Tour singles title in 2018 at Shenzhen as a 171st-ranked qualifier. Defeated fellow countryman and World No. 5 Kei Nishikori for the biggest win of his career en route to the quarterfinals of the 2019 ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati as a qualifier. Best result in a Major came at the Australian Open in 2020, reaching the third round. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at age four with his father. Father, Norio, is a tennis coach; mother, Kimie; brother, Yasuo, is his coach. Enjoys golf, table tennis, darts, video games and reading manga graphic novels. In January 2020, he donated $10,015 to the Australian Red Cross to support Australian bushfire relief.

RADU ALBOT (MDA)

RADU ALBOT (MDA)

DELRAY BEACH: 5th appearance. 2019 singles champion. CAREER: Achieved career-high singles ranking of No. 39 in August 2019 after reaching Los Cabos semifinal. Broke into top 100 in July 2015 and finished 4 straight seasons in top 100 (2016-19). Earned career-high 31 tour-level wins in 2019 highlighted by 1st ATP Tour final and title at Delray Beach. Saved 3 championship points vs. Daniel Evans after defeating Nick Kyrgios, Steve Johnson and Mackenzie McDonald in 3 sets. Biggest career win over No. 12 Carreno Busta in 5 sets en route to 2018 Wimbledon 3rd round. Reached US Open doubles semifinal (with Jaziri) in 2018 as an alternate and captured 1st doubles title in 2015 (with Lajovic). Peaked at No. 11 in junior rankings in 2007 and defeated future ATP Tour No. 3s Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic in junior matches. PERSONAL: Started playing tennis at the age of 8 because his father watched tennis on tv. Speaks Romanian, Russian, English and some German and Spanish. Nicknamed “machine” by other players and favorite tournaments are the US Open and Wimbledon. Studies at a sports university in Chisinau and if he wasn’t a tennis player would play football.

JACK SOCK (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Two-time doubles champion and 2017 singles champion returning for fourth appearance in Delray Beach. Defeated fellow Americans Steve Johnson and Donald Young on his way to the singles title in 2017. Won his first doubles title in Delray Beach in 2013 with James Blake. Partnered with Jackson Withrow to upset 10-time ATP No. 1 doubles team Bob & Mike Bryan in the quarterfinals, eventually winning the title in 2018. CAREER: Owns 15 doubles titles and four singles titles on the ATP Tour. Ended the 2017 season with a career-high No. 8 ranking in singles. Was the World No. 2 doubles player in 2018. One of two active players to compete at the ATP Finals in singles and doubles, beating World No. 3 Alexander Zverev for his biggest singles win in 2017 and saving a match point for 2018 doubles title with Mike Bryan. Captured Grand Slam titles in 2010 US Open boys’ singles, 2011 US Open mixed doubles, 2014 Wimbledon men’s doubles and 2018 Wimbledon and US Open men’s doubles. Only men’s or women’s tennis player to earn multiple medals at 2016 Rio Olympics, winning the gold in mixed doubles and the bronze in men’s doubles. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at age eight when he found his mother’s racquet. Father, Larry; mother, Pam; brother, Eric, played tennis at University of Nebraska. Compiled an 80-0 high school tennis record with four state championships at Blue Valley North in Overland Park, Kansas. Named ATP Doubles Team of the Year and ATPTour.com Fans’ Favorite Team in 2018 with Mike Bryan. Serves as volunteer assistant coach for the men’s tennis team at Davidson College. Enjoys playing golf and hanging out with friends.

YOSHIHITO NISHIOKA (JPN)

YOSHIHITO NISHIOKA (JPN) 

DELRAY BEACH: Former finalist who is making his fifth appearance in Delray Beach. Won three of his first four matches in three sets on his way to the final in 2020. Jumped out of qualifying to reach the quarterfinals in 2015. CAREER: Broke into top 50 in Feb. 2020 and became the No. 1 Japanese player in June 2021. Won his first ATP Tour singles title in 2018 at Shenzhen as a 171st-ranked qualifier. Defeated fellow countryman and World No. 5 Kei Nishikori for the biggest win of his career en route to the quarterfinals of the 2019 ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati as a qualifier. Best result in a Major came at the Australian Open in 2020, reaching the third round. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at age four with his father. Father, Norio, is a tennis coach; mother, Kimie; brother, Yasuo, is his coach. Enjoys golf, table tennis, darts, video games and reading manga graphic novels. In January 2020, he donated $10,015 to the Australian Red Cross to support Australian bushfire relief.

DANIEL ALTMAIER (GER)

MARCOS GIRON (USA)

PETER GOJOWCZYK (GER)

STEVE JOHNSON (USA)

THANASI KOKKINAKIS AUS)

DENIS KUDLA (USA)

ADRIAN MANNARINO (FRA)

JOHN MILLMAN (AUS)

OSCAR OTTE (GER)

TENNYS SANDGREN (USA)

ANDREAS SEPPI (ITA)

JORDAN THOMPSON (AUS)

STEVE JOHNSON (USA)

DENIS KUDLA (USA)

GIANLUCA MAGER (ITA)

ANDREJ MARTIN (SVK)

MACKENZIE MCDONALD (USA)

THIAGO MONTEIRO (BRA)

JI SUNG NAM (KOR)

CAMERON NORRIE (GBR)

ROBERTO QUIROZ (ECU)

NOAH RUBIN (USA)

DONALD YOUNG (USA)

ANDREAS SEPPI (ITA)

MARCEL-CEDRIK STEBE (GER)

JORDAN THOMPSON (AUS)

YASUTAKA UCHIYAMA (JPN)

Note: Players are subject to change due to injuries or other unforeseen circumstances.