2020 ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR LEGENDS EVENT

TEAM EUROPE VS TEAM WORLD

2020 ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR LEGENDS EVENT

TEAM EUROPE VS TEAM WORLD

2020 ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR LEGENDS EVENT

TEAM EUROPE VS TEAM WORLD

2020 ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR LEGENDS EVENT

TEAM EUROPE VS TEAM WORLD

Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com’s ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR legends event is the only ATP Champions Tour event in the U.S. The field consists of players who have been ranked World No. 1, a Grand Slam singles finalist, a singles player on a victorious Davis Cup team or have received a Wildcard.

 

Format: TEAM EUROPE vs. TEAM WORLD. 6 singles matches and 2 doubles matches in total. First team to win 5 matches wins the ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT.

TEAM EUROPE

TOMMY HAAS (GER), Captain

DELRAY BEACH: 2nd appearance on ATP Champions Tour & 2020 defending Champion. Was 2006 ATP 250 Singles Champion. CAREER: Career-high No. 2 in 2002; 8 seasons in Top 20…Won 15 singles titles, including going 8-0 in finals from 2004 Houston through 2012 Halle…Reached QF or better at all 4 Grand Slams, highlighted by Australian Open SFs in 1999, 2002 and 2007; 2009 Wimbledon SF and 3-time QF at US Open…Won ATP Masters 1000 title at Stuttgart’s Eurocard Open in 2001. Made 2002 Rome final. Earned 563 wins overall. Had 40+ wins in 6 seasons with career-best 57 wins in 2001. Defeated Federer, Djokovic, Sampras and Agassi at least 3 times each…2000 Sydney Olympics silver medalist…Underwent 9 surgeries during career on right shoulder, right elbow, right hip, right foot, right ankle and left ankle…Retired March 2018. PERSONAL: Dual citizen, receiving American citizenship on Jan. 27, 2010. Named 2004 and 2012 ATP Comeback Player of the Year. Fiancée, Sara Foster is an actress. Daughters, Valentina (born Nov. 14, 2010) and Josephine (born Nov. 11, 2015).

TOMMY HAAS (GER), Captain

DELRAY BEACH: 2nd appearance on ATP Champions Tour & 2020 defending Champion. Was 2006 ATP 250 Singles Champion. CAREER: Career-high No. 2 in 2002; 8 seasons in Top 20…Won 15 singles titles, including going 8-0 in finals from 2004 Houston through 2012 Halle…Reached QF or better at all 4 Grand Slams, highlighted by Australian Open SFs in 1999, 2002 and 2007; 2009 Wimbledon SF and 3-time QF at US Open…Won ATP Masters 1000 title at Stuttgart’s Eurocard Open in 2001. Made 2002 Rome final. Earned 563 wins overall. Had 40+ wins in 6 seasons with career-best 57 wins in 2001. Defeated Federer, Djokovic, Sampras and Agassi at least 3 times each…2000 Sydney Olympics silver medalist…Underwent 9 surgeries during career on right shoulder, right elbow, right hip, right foot, right ankle and left ankle…Retired March 2018. PERSONAL: Dual citizen, receiving American citizenship on Jan. 27, 2010. Named 2004 and 2012 ATP Comeback Player of the Year. Fiancée, Sara Foster is an actress. Daughters, Valentina (born Nov. 14, 2010) and Josephine (born Nov. 11, 2015).

David Ferrer (ESP)

DELRAY BEACH: 1st appearance. CAREER: Career-high No. 3 in 2013. Finished 7 seasons in Top 10. Ranked in Top 10 for 292 straight weeks from 2010-16…Made 7 appearances at Nitto ATP Finals (2007, 2010-15), defeating Nadal en route to final in tournament debut…Owns 27-25 record in finals, highlighted by 2012 ATP Masters 1000 Paris title. Led ATP with 7 titles and 76 wins in 2012. Earned 20+ victories in 15 straight seasons (2003-17), notching 700th win in 2017 ATP Masters 1000 Rome. Earned 5 wins over World No. 1, including 3 against countryman Nadal…Did not drop a set en route to 2013 Roland Garros final. Reached 5 other Grand Slam SFs. Advanced to QFs or better at 10 straight Grand Slam events from 2012 Australian Open through 2014 Roland Garros…Boasts 28-5 Davis Cup record, helping Spain to titles in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Finished 4th in doubles at 2012 London Olympics with F. Lopez…Retired May 2019. PERSONAL: Wife, Marta (married 28 November 2015); son, Leo (born 4 May 2018). (Photo by Peter Staples/ATP World Tour)

DAVID FERRER (ESP)

DELRAY BEACH: 1st appearance. CAREER: Career-high No. 3 in 2013. Finished 7 seasons in Top 10. Ranked in Top 10 for 292 straight weeks from 2010-16…Made 7 appearances at Nitto ATP Finals (2007, 2010-15), defeating Nadal en route to final in tournament debut…Owns 27-25 record in finals, highlighted by 2012 ATP Masters 1000 Paris title. Led ATP with 7 titles and 76 wins in 2012. Earned 20+ victories in 15 straight seasons (2003-17), notching 700th win in 2017 ATP Masters 1000 Rome. Earned 5 wins over World No. 1, including 3 against countryman Nadal…Did not drop a set en route to 2013 Roland Garros final. Reached 5 other Grand Slam SFs. Advanced to QFs or better at 10 straight Grand Slam events from 2012 Australian Open through 2014 Roland Garros…Boasts 28-5 Davis Cup record, helping Spain to titles in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Finished 4th in doubles at 2012 London Olympics with F. Lopez…Retired May 2019. PERSONAL: Wife, Marta (married 28 November 2015); son, Leo (born 4 May 2018). (Photo by Peter Staples/ATP World Tour)

MARCOS BAGHDATIS (CYP)

DELRAY BEACH: 1st appearance on ATP Champions Tour. Played the 2014 Tour event in Delray. CAREER: Career ATP high No. 8. Ended 2003 as World No. 1 junior…Won titles at 2006 Beijing, 2007 Zagreb, 2009 Stockholm, 2010 Sydney. Earned 20+ wins in 8 seasons highlighted by career-high 48 victories in 2007. Won tour-level debut at 2004 Athens Olympics. Advanced to ATP Masters 1000 SFs at 2007 Paris and 2010 Cincinnati and QFs at 2006 Indian Wells. Defeated No. 1 Federer in 2010 Indian Wells and No. 1 Nadal in 2010 Cincinnati…Broke through at 2006 Australian Open final as 20-year-old ranked 54th. Remains youngest Australian Open finalist since Moya in 1997 and lowest-ranked Grand Slam finalist since No. 86 Safin at 2004 Australian Open. Reached 4R or better at all 4 Grand Slams…Won 2003 Australian Open junior title and reached US Open junior finals in 2002 and 2003. …Boasts 47-4 Davis Cup singles record with all-time record 36-match singles win streak from 2003 through 2016. Made Davis Cup debut at age 14 in January 2000…Retired July 2019. PERSONAL: Named 2005 Man of the Year in Cyprus. Wife, Karolina Sprem, is former WTA No. 17 (married 14 July 2012); daughters, Zahara (born Oct. 20, 2012), and India (born Dec. 17, 2015). (Photo by Peter Staples/ATP World Tour)

MARCOS BAGHDATIS (CYP)

DELRAY BEACH: 1st appearance on ATP Champions Tour. Played the 2014 Tour event in Delray. CAREER: Career ATP high No. 8. Ended 2003 as World No. 1 junior…Won titles at 2006 Beijing, 2007 Zagreb, 2009 Stockholm, 2010 Sydney. Earned 20+ wins in 8 seasons highlighted by career-high 48 victories in 2007. Won tour-level debut at 2004 Athens Olympics. Advanced to ATP Masters 1000 SFs at 2007 Paris and 2010 Cincinnati and QFs at 2006 Indian Wells. Defeated No. 1 Federer in 2010 Indian Wells and No. 1 Nadal in 2010 Cincinnati…Broke through at 2006 Australian Open final as 20-year-old ranked 54th. Remains youngest Australian Open finalist since Moya in 1997 and lowest-ranked Grand Slam finalist since No. 86 Safin at 2004 Australian Open. Reached 4R or better at all 4 Grand Slams…Won 2003 Australian Open junior title and reached US Open junior finals in 2002 and 2003. …Boasts 47-4 Davis Cup singles record with all-time record 36-match singles win streak from 2003 through 2016. Made Davis Cup debut at age 14 in January 2000…Retired July 2019. PERSONAL: Named 2005 Man of the Year in Cyprus. Wife, Karolina Sprem, is former WTA No. 17 (married 14 July 2012); daughters, Zahara (born Oct. 20, 2012), and India (born Dec. 17, 2015). (Photo by Peter Staples/ATP World Tour)

MIKAEL PERNFORS (SWE)

DELRAY BEACH:  5th ATP Champions Tour appearance (2014, 2015, 2017, 2019). Played ’93 singles event advancing to the 3rd round. CAREER: On ATP Tour, won 3 singles titles, had a career high ranking of No. 10 and reached the quarterfinals of the 1990 Australian Open and the finals of Roland Garros in 1986 defeating Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker on the way…Prior to turning pro, Pernfors won back-to-back NCAA Singles Titles in (’84-’85) while at the University of Georgia and also led his team to the NCAA title in ‘85…Pernfors has been a member of the Swedish Davis Cup team since 1986. PERSONAL: Currently lives in Hollviksnas, Sweden & Atlanta, Georgia.

MIKAEL PERNFORS (SWE)

DELRAY BEACH:  5th ATP Champions Tour appearance (2014, 2015, 2017, 2019). Played ’93 singles event advancing to the 3rd round. CAREER: On ATP Tour, won 3 singles titles, had a career high ranking of No. 10 and reached the quarterfinals of the 1990 Australian Open and the finals of Roland Garros in 1986 defeating Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker on the way…Prior to turning pro, Pernfors won back-to-back NCAA Singles Titles in (’84-’85) while at the University of Georgia and also led his team to the NCAA title in ‘85…Pernfors has been a member of the Swedish Davis Cup team since 1986. PERSONAL: Currently lives in Hollviksnas, Sweden & Atlanta, Georgia.

TEAM WORLD

JAMES BLAKE (USA), Captain

DELRAY BEACH: 4th ATP Champions Tour appearance (2015, 2016, 2017). Played 7 times on ATP Tour (between ‘04-’13) and was the 2013 Doubles Champion with Jack Sock. CAREER:  Played 2 seasons at Harvard (‘98-99) and finished the No. 1 collegiate player reaching the 1999 NCAA singles final…On the ATP Tour, won 10 career singles titles and 7 double titles. Had a career high ranking of No. 4 in singles (‘06) and No. 31 in doubles (‘03). Reached the singles QF’s of the Australian Open (‘08) and US Open (’05-‘07)…Voted to ATP Player Council in 2006 (served as Vice President) and was named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of Year in 2008. PERSONAL: Released “Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life” in 2007 that reached No. 15 on the New York Times best seller list. Founded the Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund to support cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and holds an annual charity event that has raised more than $3 million for research. Became the Miami Open Tournament Director in 2018 and currently serves as a tennis analyst for both Tennis Channel and CNN and is President of the USTA Foundation. He lives in San Diego with wife Emily and two daughters, Riley and Emma.

JAMES BLAKE (USA), Captain

DELRAY BEACH: 4th ATP Champions Tour appearance (2015, 2016, 2017). Played 7 times on ATP Tour (between ‘04-’13) and was the 2013 Doubles Champion with Jack Sock. CAREER:  Played 2 seasons at Harvard (‘98-99) and finished the No. 1 collegiate player reaching the 1999 NCAA singles final…On the ATP Tour, won 10 career singles titles and 7 double titles. Had a career high ranking of No. 4 in singles (‘06) and No. 31 in doubles (‘03). Reached the singles QF’s of the Australian Open (‘08) and US Open (’05-‘07)…Voted to ATP Player Council in 2006 (served as Vice President) and was named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of Year in 2008. PERSONAL: Released “Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life” in 2007 that reached No. 15 on the New York Times best seller list. Founded the Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund to support cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and holds an annual charity event that has raised more than $3 million for research. Became the Miami Open Tournament Director in 2018 and currently serves as a tennis analyst for both Tennis Channel and CNN and is President of the USTA Foundation. He lives in San Diego with wife Emily and two daughters, Riley and Emma.

JESSE LEVINE (CAN)

DELRAY BEACH: 3rd ATP Champions Tour appearance (2018, 2019). 4 appearances on the ATP Tour between ’07-‘13. CAREER:  Levine won 5 career Challenger titles in 8 finals. Reached a career-high ranking of No. 69 in 2012. Reached the Houston doubles final in ’09. Born a Canadian, the lefty represented the US from ‘07–’12  before becoming eligible to play for Canada in 2013 on the Davis Cup team …Levine put together a 24-1 freshman record All-American season (‘06-‘07) at the University of Florida where he was named National Rookie of the Year. Was 21-0 in regular season dual matches and reached the NCAA quarterfinals…In the juniors, won the ‘01 USTA Clay Court 14 Nationals singles title, the boys’ 16s doubles title and the ‘05 Junior Wimbledon doubles title. Reached the Jr. Wimbledon singles quarterfinals in ‘05. PERSONAL: Coached WTA player Jessica Pegula and is the current director of Delray Beach Club Jessica Pegula Works as a talent scout for Nike and as a TV analyst for Canadian broadcaster Sportsnet. Inducted into the Ottawa Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2018. Boca Raton resident.

JESSE LEVINE (CAN)

DELRAY BEACH: 3rd ATP Champions Tour appearance (2018, 2019). 4 appearances on the ATP Tour between ’07-‘13. CAREER:  Levine won 5 career Challenger titles in 8 finals. Reached a career-high ranking of No. 69 in 2012. Reached the Houston doubles final in ’09. Born a Canadian, the lefty represented the US from ‘07–’12  before becoming eligible to play for Canada in 2013 on the Davis Cup team …Levine put together a 24-1 freshman record All-American season (‘06-‘07) at the University of Florida where he was named National Rookie of the Year. Was 21-0 in regular season dual matches and reached the NCAA quarterfinals…In the juniors, won the ‘01 USTA Clay Court 14 Nationals singles title, the boys’ 16s doubles title and the ‘05 Junior Wimbledon doubles title. Reached the Jr. Wimbledon singles quarterfinals in ‘05. PERSONAL: Coached WTA player Jessica Pegula and is the current director of Delray Beach Club Jessica Pegula Works as a talent scout for Nike and as a TV analyst for Canadian broadcaster Sportsnet. Inducted into the Ottawa Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2018. Boca Raton resident.

VINCE SPADEA (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Boca Raton resident is making his 14th appearance in Delray Beach. 2nd ATP Champions Tour appearance (2017). ‘04 ATP Tour singles finalist. CAREER:  Youngest American (20) to finish in top 100 in ’94 & ’95 and finished 12 out of 14 years (’94-’07) in the top 100. Had a career high ranking of No. 18 in ’05. Won 1 career singles title (Scottsdale ’04) and reached the QF’s of the Australian Open in ’99…Made his Davis Cup debut in ‘00 in Spain and competed in 2000 & 2004 Olympics…Boasts wins over Agassi, Federer, Haas and Kafelnikov…In the juniors, won the ‘92 Orange Bowl becoming first American to win the title since Courier in ‘87. Finished No. 4 in world junior rankings before turning pro in January 1993. PERSONAL: Wrote a book about life on tour, entitled “Break Point” that was released in 2006. Works occasionally in Los Angeles with former Pete Sampras mentor Pete Fischer. Grew up in Boca Raton.

VINCE SPADEA (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Boca Raton resident is making his 14th appearance in Delray Beach. 2nd ATP Champions Tour appearance (2017). ‘04 ATP Tour singles finalist. CAREER:  Youngest American (20) to finish in top 100 in ’94 & ’95 and finished 12 out of 14 years (’94-’07) in the top 100. Had a career high ranking of No. 18 in ’05. Won 1 career singles title (Scottsdale ’04) and reached the QF’s of the Australian Open in ’99…Made his Davis Cup debut in ‘00 in Spain and competed in 2000 & 2004 Olympics…Boasts wins over Agassi, Federer, Haas and Kafelnikov…In the juniors, won the ‘92 Orange Bowl becoming first American to win the title since Courier in ‘87. Finished No. 4 in world junior rankings before turning pro in January 1993. PERSONAL: Wrote a book about life on tour, entitled “Break Point” that was released in 2006. Works occasionally in Los Angeles with former Pete Sampras mentor Pete Fischer. Grew up in Boca Raton.

JOHAN KRIEK (RSA)

DELRAY BEACH: 3rd ATP Champions Tour appearance (2010, 2012). CAREER:  Reached the QF’s or better in all four Grand Slams, winning Australian Open titles in ‘81 & ’82. Won 14 career singles titles and 8 doubles titles, reaching an all-time high ranking of No. 7 in singles and No. 12 in doubles. Kriek’s most memorable wins include victories over Andre Agassi, Guillermo Vilas, Stefan Edberg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. Was a QF twice and a SF once at the US Open, reached the SF’s at Roland Garros, the QF’s of Wimbledon and another SF at the Australian Open after his two singles titles there…From ’93-‘00 Kriek played on the ATP Champions Tour with Connors, Borg, McEnroe and others, reaching the No. 1 senior tour world ranking in both singles and doubles. Kriek and his doubles partner Kevin Curren won the Wimbledon Senior Doubles title 4 times in a row from ‘03-‘06. PERSONAL: Born in Pongola, South Africa and became a US citizen in 1982. Currently the owner and operator of the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy.

JOHAN KRIEK (RSA)

DELRAY BEACH: 3rd ATP Champions Tour appearance (2010, 2012). CAREER:  Reached the QF’s or better in all four Grand Slams, winning Australian Open titles in ‘81 & ’82. Won 14 career singles titles and 8 doubles titles, reaching an all-time high ranking of No. 7 in singles and No. 12 in doubles. Kriek’s most memorable wins include victories over Andre Agassi, Guillermo Vilas, Stefan Edberg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. Was a QF twice and a SF once at the US Open, reached the SF’s at Roland Garros, the QF’s of Wimbledon and another SF at the Australian Open after his two singles titles there…From ’93-‘00 Kriek played on the ATP Champions Tour with Connors, Borg, McEnroe and others, reaching the No. 1 senior tour world ranking in both singles and doubles. Kriek and his doubles partner Kevin Curren won the Wimbledon Senior Doubles title 4 times in a row from ‘03-‘06. PERSONAL: Born in Pongola, South Africa and became a US citizen in 1982. Currently the owner and operator of the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy.

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