2019 ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR LEGENDS EVENT

TEAM AMERICAS VS TEAM WORLD

2019 ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR LEGENDS EVENT

TEAM AMERICAS VS TEAM WORLD

2019 ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR LEGENDS EVENT

TEAM AMERICAS VS TEAM WORLD

2019 ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR LEGENDS EVENT

TEAM AMERICAS 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 AMERICAS 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 WORLD

TOMMY HAAS (GER) – CAPTAIN

DELRAY BEACH: 2006 ATP 250 Singles Champion; First appearance in ATP Champions Tour event. CAREER:  Reached a career-high ATP Tour Singles ranking of No. 2 in May 2002 and finished eight seasons ranked in the top 20 highlighted by his year-end best of No. 8 in 2001. Captured 15 singles titles in 28 finals, most recently triumphing in Munich in 2013. Boasts career singles wins over Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi defeating them at least three times each. Earned 563 singles wins overall becoming the 7th most among active players. Was an Olympic silver singles medalist at Sydney in 2000. In 2004 and 2012 Haas was named ATP Comeback Player of the Year. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at 4-years old with his father Peter (former European champion in judo) before moving to Florida at age 11 to attend the Nick Bollettieri Academy where he finished high school. Received dual citizenship in 2010 (USA, Germany). Engaged to Sara Foster. They have two daughters, Valentina and Josephine.

TIM HENMAN (GBR)

DELRAY BEACH:  This will be Tim Henman’s first appearance in Delray Beach on the ATP Champions Tour. CAREER: Henman won 11 ATP singles titles and four doubles title and reached a career high singles ranking of No. 4 in 2002. In 2004, Henman became the first British man to reach the Roland Garros semifinals prior to 1963 and the first British man to reach the US Open semifinals since 1997. At Wimbledon, Henman advanced to the semifinals four times and in 2001 he came within two points of becoming first Briton to reach Wimbledon final since 1938 but lost a five-set marathon encounter to eventual champion Goran Ivanisevic. Henman won the silver medal in doubles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics with Neil Broad. In Davis Cup play, Henman was the leading figure in 21 ties from 1994-2006 compiling a 40-14 career record (29-8 singles). PERSONAL: Henman was awarded ‘Officer of Order of British Empire’ for service to tennis by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. His grandmother Susan Billington also competed at Wimbledon, advancing to the third round of the ladies doubles and his great grandmother, Ellen Stanwell-Brown, was first lady to serve over-arm at Wimbledon in 1901.

JOHN McENROE (USA) – Captain

Team USA

DELRAY BEACH: 4th appearance. CAREER: 7-time Grand Slam singles champion. Won US Open 8 times (4 singles, 4 doubles), Wimbledon 3 times (singles). Won 77 ATP World Tour singles titles & 71 doubles. Ranked No.1 1982-84 with a 39-match win streak. Went 82-3 in ‘84. No.1 in doubles for a record 269 weeks. Won titles in 4 decades. The 5-time U.S. Davis Cup champion was inducted into Hall of Fame in 1999. Since ‘98 he has won more than 20 ATP Champions Tour titles. PERSONAL: Father of six and husband to singer Patty Smyth. Had cameo roles in TV and film; authored a pair of autobiographies titled “Serious” and “But Seriously.” Nike’s first-ever campaign, “Rebel With A Cause”, centered on McEnroe. Provides analysis on TV and radio at the Majors for virtually every American network and the BBC. Residing in NYC, McEnroe is an avid rock fan and guitar player, owns an art gallery, is the director of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, coached Milos Raonic and co-chairs the City Parks Foundation Tennis Benefit at the US Open alongside Bill Jean King.

JOHN McENROE (USA) – CAPTAIN

Team USA

DELRAY BEACH: 4th appearance. CAREER: 7-time Grand Slam singles champion. Won US Open 8 times (4 singles, 4 doubles), Wimbledon 3 times (singles). Won 77 ATP World Tour singles titles & 71 doubles. Ranked No.1 1982-84 with a 39-match win streak. Went 82-3 in ‘84. No.1 in doubles for a record 269 weeks. Won titles in 4 decades. The 5-time U.S. Davis Cup champion was inducted into Hall of Fame in 1999. Since ‘98 he has won more than 20 ATP Champions Tour titles. PERSONAL: Father of six and husband to singer Patty Smyth. Had cameo roles in TV and film; authored a pair of autobiographies titled “Serious” and “But Seriously.” Nike’s first-ever campaign, “Rebel With A Cause”, centered on McEnroe. Provides analysis on TV and radio at the Majors for virtually every American network and the BBC. Residing in NYC, McEnroe is an avid rock fan and guitar player, owns an art gallery, is the director of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, coached Milos Raonic and co-chairs the City Parks Foundation Tennis Benefit at the US Open alongside Bill Jean King.

TOMMY HAAS (GER) – CAPTAIN

DELRAY BEACH: 2006 ATP 250 Singles Champion; First appearance in ATP Champions Tour event. CAREER:  Reached a career-high ATP Tour Singles ranking of No. 2 in May 2002 and finished eight seasons ranked in the top 20 highlighted by his year-end best of No. 8 in 2001. Captured 15 singles titles in 28 finals, most recently triumphing in Munich in 2013. Boasts career singles wins over Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi defeating them at least three times each. Earned 563 singles wins overall becoming the 7th most among active players. Was an Olympic silver singles medalist at Sydney in 2000. In 2004 and 2012 Haas was named ATP Comeback Player of the Year. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at 4-years old with his father Peter (former European champion in judo) before moving to Florida at age 11 to attend the Nick Bollettieri Academy where he finished high school. Received dual citizenship in 2010 (USA, Germany). Engaged to Sara Foster. They have two daughters, Valentina and Josephine.

TIM HENMAN (GBR)

DELRAY BEACH:  This will be Tim Henman’s first appearance in Delray Beach on the ATP Champions Tour. CAREER: Henman won 11 ATP singles titles and four doubles title and reached a career high singles ranking of No. 4 in 2002. In 2004, Henman became the first British man to reach the Roland Garros semifinals prior to 1963 and the first British man to reach the US Open semifinals since 1997. At Wimbledon, Henman advanced to the semifinals four times and in 2001 he came within two points of becoming first Briton to reach Wimbledon final since 1938 but lost a five-set marathon encounter to eventual champion Goran Ivanisevic. Henman won the silver medal in doubles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics with Neil Broad. In Davis Cup play, Henman was the leading figure in 21 ties from 1994-2006 compiling a 40-14 career record (29-8 singles). PERSONAL: Henman was awarded ‘Officer of Order of British Empire’ for service to tennis by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. His grandmother Susan Billington also competed at Wimbledon, advancing to the third round of the ladies doubles and his great grandmother, Ellen Stanwell-Brown, was first lady to serve over-arm at Wimbledon in 1901.

WAYNE FERREIRA (RSA)

DELRAY BEACH:  This will be Wayne Ferreira’s second appearance in Delray Beach on the ATP Champions Tour. CAREER: Ferreira reached a career high singles ranking of No. 6 in 1995 and won 15 ATP World Tour Singles Titles and 11 Doubles Titles in addition to becoming the first South African in 32 years to win an Olympic medal (bronze) in 1992. In Davis Cup play, Ferreira had a 39-14 win/loss record in 22 ties including a 28-10 win/loss record in singles. As a junior, Ferreira was the No. 1 doubles junior in world in 1989, capturing the US Open junior doubles crown and finishing No. 6 in singles. PERSONAL: Ferreira currently lives in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and previously resided in Berkeley, California, where he is a volunteer assistant tennis coach at University of California-Berkeley. In 2000, Ferreira launched the Wayne Ferreira Trust Fund to help cover travel costs for young South African players. Ferreira is married to his wife Liesl and has a son Marcus.

MARCELO RIOS (CHI)

DELRAY BEACH: This is Marcelo Rios’ first appearance in Delray Beach on the Champions Tour CAREER:  Rios is the only player to ever be ranked No. 1 as a junior, professional and senior and during his professional career compiled a 391-192 win/loss singles record and finished in the year-end Top 10 three times with a career-high singles ranking of No. 2 in 1998. In his best season (1998), Rio was the Australian Open singles finalist, won three ATP Masters 1000 titles (Indian Wells, Miami, and Rome) and four other titles and became the first South American ranked No. 1 in the world for six weeks after defeating Andre Agassi in the Miami final. Rios was the first player to win three clay-court ATP Masters 1000 titles (Monte Carlo, Rome, and Hamburg) and in 1998 won the Grand Slam Cup. Rios retired in April of 2004 after a series of leg and back injuries at the age of 28. PERSONAL: Rios took up tennis at the age of 11 in Santiago, Chile, while also playing soccer before deciding to pursue tennis as a career full-time and later finished as the No. 1 player in the world junior ranking in 1993. Rios was selected by a panel of Chilean’s Government Ministry for Sport, Olympic committee and selected panel of sports journalists as the country’s “Best Athlete of the 20th Century” and during a ceremony in January of 2000 in Santiago he received a silver medal in front of 200 people at the government’s sporting center. Rios has a daughter (Constanza) from his first marriage and is now remarried to his publicist Paula Pavic. He currently trains at the Bollettieri Sports Academy where he has a condo.

WAYNE FERREIRA (RSA)

DELRAY BEACH:  This will be Wayne Ferreira’s second appearance in Delray Beach on the ATP Champions Tour. CAREER: Ferreira reached a career high singles ranking of No. 6 in 1995 and won 15 ATP World Tour Singles Titles and 11 Doubles Titles in addition to becoming the first South African in 32 years to win an Olympic medal (bronze) in 1992. In Davis Cup play, Ferreira had a 39-14 win/loss record in 22 ties including a 28-10 win/loss record in singles. As a junior, Ferreira was the No. 1 doubles junior in world in 1989, capturing the US Open junior doubles crown and finishing No. 6 in singles. PERSONAL: Ferreira currently lives in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and previously resided in Berkeley, California, where he is a volunteer assistant tennis coach at University of California-Berkeley. In 2000, Ferreira launched the Wayne Ferreira Trust Fund to help cover travel costs for young South African players. Ferreira is married to his wife Liesl and has a son Marcus.

MARCELO RIOS  (CHI)

Team XXX

DELRAY BEACH: This is Marcelo Rios’ first appearance in Delray Beach on the Champions Tour CAREER:  Rios is the only player to ever be ranked No. 1 as a junior, professional and senior and during his professional career compiled a 391-192 win/loss singles record and finished in the year-end Top 10 three times with a career-high singles ranking of No. 2 in 1998. In his best season (1998), Rio was the Australian Open singles finalist, won three ATP Masters 1000 titles (Indian Wells, Miami and Rome) and four other titles and became the first South American ranked No. 1 in the world for six weeks after defeating Andre Agassi in the Miami final. Rios was the first player to win three clay court ATP Masters 1000 titles (Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg) and in 1998 won the Grand Slam Cup. Rios retired in April of 2004 after a series of leg and back injuries at the age of 28. PERSONAL: Rios took up tennis at the age of 11 in Santiago, Chile, while also playing soccer before deciding to pursue tennis as a career full-time and later finished as the No. 1 player in the world junior ranking in 1993. Rios was selected by a panel of Chilean’s Government Ministry for Sport, Olympic committee and selected panel of sports journalists as the country’s “Best Athlete of the 20th Century” and during a ceremony in January of 2000 in Santiago he received a silver medal in front of 200 people at the government’s sporting center. Rios has a daughter (Constanza) from his first marriage and is now remarried to his publicist Paula Pavic. He currently trains at the Bollettieri Sports Academy where he has a condo.

SERGI BRUGUERA (ESP)

TEAM INT’L

DELRAY BEACH: This is Sergi Bruguera’s first appearance in Delray Beach on the Champions Tour CAREER:  Bruguera was the 1987 Spanish national junior champion and a catalyst in his country’s resurgence in men’s tennis during the 1990s. Bruguera is a two-time former Roland Garros Champion first in 1993 defeating heavily favored Jim Courier and again in 1994 defending his singles title before reaching his third Roland Garros final in 1997. An Olympic silver singles medalist in 1996 (Atlanta) losing to Andre Agassi, Bruguera was ranked as high as No. 3 on the ATP World Tour and finished in the Top 30 in seven years during the 1990s. Bruguera was a member of Spain’s Davis Cup team (12-11 record) in 10 ties and ATP Tour World Team Championship squad (14-2 record). Bruguera earned ATP Comeback Player of Year in 1997 after coming back from an ankle injury the previous year and was also named ATP Newcomer of Year in 1989 after finishing No. 26 his first full season on Tour. Bruguera also won 22 doubles titles during his career and in 2018 was named the Davis Cup Team Captain of Spain. PERSONAL:  After winning the 1993 Roland Garros title, Bruguera was honored by the King and Queen of Spain, governor of Cataluna and Mayor of Barcelona. Off the court, he enjoys fun activities like bungee jumping, parachuting and rafting and is a long-time Los Angeles Lakers fan and often tries to attend a game while playing in U.S. tournaments. In March of 1997 after beating then No. 1 Pete Sampras in semifinals of Miami, he sank three shots (layup, free throw, top of key) during a timeout of the Miami Heat basketball game and $500 was given to ATP Charities in his name. Bruguera was married to his wife, Elisabet, in November of 2000 in Barcelona, Spain.

SERGI BRUGUERA (ESP)

TEAM INT’L

DELRAY BEACH: This is Sergi Bruguera’s first appearance in Delray Beach on the Champions Tour CAREER:  Bruguera was the 1987 Spanish national junior champion and a catalyst in his country’s resurgence in men’s tennis during the 1990s. Bruguera is a two-time former Roland Garros Champion first in 1993 defeating heavily favored Jim Courier and again in 1994 defending his singles title before reaching his third Roland Garros final in 1997. An Olympic silver singles medalist in 1996 (Atlanta) losing to Andre Agassi, Bruguera was ranked as high as No. 3 on the ATP World Tour and finished in the Top 30 in seven years during the 1990s. Bruguera was a member of Spain’s Davis Cup team (12-11 record) in 10 ties and ATP Tour World Team Championship squad (14-2 record). Bruguera earned ATP Comeback Player of Year in 1997 after coming back from an ankle injury the previous year and was also named ATP Newcomer of Year in 1989 after finishing No. 26 his first full season on Tour. Bruguera also won 22 doubles titles during his career and in 2018 was named the Davis Cup Team Captain of Spain. PERSONAL:  After winning the 1993 Roland Garros title, Bruguera was honored by the King and Queen of Spain, governor of Cataluna and Mayor of Barcelona. Off court, he enjoys fun activities like bungee jumping, parachuting and rafting and is a long-time Los Angeles Lakers fan and often tries to attend a game while playing in U.S. tournaments. In March of 1997 after beating then No. 1 Pete Sampras in semifinals of Miami, he sank three shots (layup, free throw, top of key) during a timeout of the Miami Heat basketball game and $500 was given to ATP Charities in his name. Bruguera was married to his wife, Elisabet, in November of 2000 in Barcelona, Spain.

MARDY FISH (USA)

Team USA

DELRAY BEACH:  Fish was 19-7 in 8 appearances, the 2009 champion, & a finalist in 2003. This is Fish’s 2nd straight ATP Champions Tour appearance. CAREER: Fish reached a career-high world No. 7 in 2011, reached the Top 20 in ‘03 (No.20) & ‘10 (No.16), won 6 ATP titles & reached 3 Grand Slam QFs. He was 7-7 in 11 USA Davis Cup singles ties, & was the Athens Olympics singles silver medalist. He was named ATP “Comeback Player of the Year,” when he returned after wrist surgery.  In 2012, Fish made a short return a heart arrhythmia diagnosis forced him to take time off. He officially retired after the 2015 US Open. PERSONAL: Fish, a former Vero Beach resident, and Boca Prep high school senior, currently resides in L.A. with his family. His Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships is an event in Vero Beach sanctioned by the USTA that benefits the Indian River County (FL) school district by providing children with fitness, nutritional and enrichment program opportunities. Fish is also an avid golfer, winning titles in the 2016 Diamond Resorts Invitation and Lake Tahoe’s American Century Championships.

MARDY FISH (USA)

Team USA

DELRAY BEACH:  Fish was 19-7 in 8 appearances, the 2009 champion, & a finalist in 2003. This is Fish’s 2nd straight ATP Champions Tour appearance. CAREER: Fish reached a career-high world No. 7 in 2011, reached the Top 20 in ‘03 (No.20) & ‘10 (No.16), won 6 ATP titles & reached 3 Grand Slam QFs. He was 7-7 in 11 USA Davis Cup singles ties, & was the Athens Olympics singles silver medalist. He was named ATP “Comeback Player of the Year,” when he returned after wrist surgery.  In 2012, Fish made a short return a heart arrhythmia diagnosis forced him to take time off. He officially retired after the 2015 US Open. PERSONAL: Fish, a former Vero Beach resident, and Boca Prep high school senior, currently resides in L.A. with his family. His Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships is an event in Vero Beach sanctioned by the USTA that benefits the Indian River County (FL) school district by providing children with fitness, nutritional and enrichment program opportunities. Fish is also an avid golfer, winning titles in the 2016 and 2018 Diamond Resorts Invitation and finishing as the runner-up at Lake Tahoe’s American Century Championships event two of the last three years.

MIKAEL PERNFORS (SWE)

DELRAY BEACH:  Mikael Pernfors is making his fourth appearance in Delray Beach on the ATP Champions Tour (2014, 2015, 2017). CAREER: On the ATP Tour, Pernfors who won three 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 before being defeated by Ivan Lendl. Prior to turning pro, Pernfors won back-to-back NCAA Singles Titles in 1984 and 1985 while at the University of Georgia and also led his team to the NCAA title in 1985. Pernfors has been a member of the Swedish Davis Cup team since 1986.

MIKAEL PERNFORS (SWE)

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DELRAY BEACH:  Mikael Pernfors is making his fourth appearance in Delray Beach on the ATP Champions Tour (2014, 2015, 2017). CAREER: On the ATP Tour, Pernfors who won three 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 before being defeated by Ivan Lendl. Prior to turning pro, Pernfors won back-to-back NCAA Singles Titles in 1984 and 1985 while at the University of Georgia and also led his team to the NCAA title in 1985. Pernfors has been a member of the Swedish Davis Cup team since 1986.

VINCE SPADEA (USA)

Team USA

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DELRAY BEACH: 20-13 record in 13 appearances (most in tournament history) in ATP World Tour event. Finalist in 2004. Making ATP Champions Tour event debut. CAREER: 18-year career with more than $5 million in earnings. Reached No. 20 in world in 1999, highlighted by QF at Australian Open. Dropped in rankings to No. 237 in 2000 but reached Top 20 again in 2004 after winning Scottsdale ATP title, reaching Delray Beach final and Miami SF. Also played in 2004 Olympic Games and on Davis Cup team. PERSONAL: Restaurant owner in LA where he lives and heads talent management agency “Vince Models.”

VINCE SPADEA (USA)

Team USA

DELRAY BEACH: 20-13 record in 13 appearances (most in tournament history) in ATP World Tour event. Finalist in 2004. Making ATP Champions Tour event debut. CAREER: 18-year career with more than $5 million in earnings. Reached No. 20 in world in 1999, highlighted by QF at Australian Open. Dropped in rankings to No. 237 in 2000 but reached Top 20 again in 2004 after winning Scottsdale ATP title, reaching Delray Beach final and Miami SF. Also played in 2004 Olympic Games and on Davis Cup team. PERSONAL: Restaurant owner in LA where he lives and heads talent management agency “Vince Models.”

TEAM AMERICAS

FERNANDO GONZALEZ (CHI) – CAPTAIN

DELRAY BEACH: Fernando Gonzalez is the 2018 Champion and was the Captain of Team International. This will be his 3rd straight appearance in Delray Beach. CAREER: The Chilean won 11 ATP titles in 22 finals, taking home more than $8.8 million on the ATP World Tour. Gonzalez was world No. 7 in 2006 when he reached the Australian Open final, played in the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup and reached two other ATP finals. Gonzalez was ranked No. 10 in 2006 (reaching three ATP finals) and No. 11 in 2005 (capturing three ATP titles and reaching the Wimbledon quarters). In 2009, Gonzalez reached the Roland Garros semifinals and US Open quarterfinals and reached five career Grand Slam quarterfinals overall. Gonzalez won bronze in singles and gold in doubles at the 2004 Athens Olympics and in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics he won the singles silver medal after carrying his country’s flag in the opening ceremonies. PERSONAL: Gonzalez was the No. 4 ITF junior in 1998 after winning the Roland Garros singles and doubles titles. His older sister Patricia played tennis at Miami Dade College. Gonzalez won Chile’s “Condar de Oro” award three times as its top sportsman (2004, 2007, 2008).

FERNANDO GONZALEZ (CHI) – CAPTAIN

DELRAY BEACH: 2nd straight appearance. CAREER: The Chilean won 11 ATP titles in 22 finals, taking home more than $8.8 million on the ATP World Tour. Was world No. 7 in 2006 when he reached the Australian Open final, played in the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup and reached 2 other ATP finals. Was No. 10 in 2006 (3 ATP finals) and No. 11 in 2005 (3 ATP titles and Wimbledon quarters). In 2009 reached Roland Garros semifinals and US Open quarters; reached 5 career Grand Slam quarterfinals overall. Gonzalez won bronze in singles and gold in doubles at the 2004 Athens Olympics; in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics he won the singles silver medal after carrying his country’s flag in the opening ceremonies. PERSONAL: Gonzalez was the No. 4 ITF junior in 1998 after winning Roland Garros singles and doubles titles. His older sister Patricia played tennis at Miami Dade College. Gonzalez won Chile’s “Condar de Oro” award 3 times as its top sportsman (2004, 2007, 2008).

JAN-MICHAEL GAMBILL (USA)

DELRAY BEACH:  Gambill was 14-4 overall while winning a pair of  Delray Beach ATP World Tour singles titles (2001 & 2003), a doubles title with Andy Roddick (‘01). He is only one of four players in Delray Beach history to win a pair of titles, & one of three to win both singles & doubles titles in the same year. CAREER: Gambill finished his ATP World Tour career with 3 singles & 5 doubles titles. In 2001 he reached the Miami Master Series 1000 final, Wimbledon QF & was a career-best No. 21 for the year.In 1998 the Washington native was the youngest American in the Top 100, and in 1999 he won his first ATP title in Scottsdale. PERSONAL: Jan-Michael, known for his love of animals, has contributed to the protection of endangered cats, including lions, tigers & jaguars. He has served as an analyst for Bein Sports, and has coached Coco Vandeweghe and now works with young American Jared Donaldson.

JAN-MICHAEL GAMBILL (USA)

DELRAY BEACH:  Gambill was 14-4 overall while winning a pair of  Delray Beach ATP World Tour singles titles (2001 & 2003), a doubles title with Andy Roddick (‘01). He is only one of four players in Delray Beach history to win a pair of titles, & one of three to win both singles & doubles titles in the same year. CAREER: Gambill finished his ATP World Tour career with 3 singles & 5 doubles titles. In 2001 he reached the Miami Master Series 1000 final, Wimbledon QF & was a career-best No. 21 for the year.In 1998 the Washington native was the youngest American in the Top 100, and in 1999 he won his first ATP title in Scottsdale. PERSONAL: Jan-Michael, known for his love of animals, has contributed to the protection of endangered cats, including lions, tigers & jaguars. He has served as an analyst for Bein Sports, and has coached Coco Vandeweghe and now works with young American Jared Donaldson.

GREG RUSEDSKI (GBR/CAN)

Team International

DELRAY BEACH: 1995 finalist, 2004 quarterfinalist in Delray Beach’s ATP World Tour event. CAREER: The Canadian native won 15 ATP titles in 27 finals from 1993-2005, including an appearance in 1997 US Open final. During the ‘97 season he achieved a career-best world No. 4 ranking and finished at No. 6 for the season. The lefty with the big serve won the Masters Series Paris in 1999 and was 20-10 in Davis Cup singles play for Great Britain. His 1998 149-mph serve was once the fastest ever recorded in an ATP match. Rusedski has played in ATP Champions Tour events since 2007. PERSONAL: The London resident has worked as a TV analyst and commentator for Eurosport, Sky Sports and the BBC and has also penned columns for the Daily Mail and The Sun. He appeared as a contestant on the reality TV show “Dancing on Ice” in 2008. During his time as Great Britain’s junior Davis Cup captain he led the team to its first-ever world title in 2011. A huge movie buff and fan of James Bond films, Rusedski is active in road biking and plays golf. He is married and has 2 children.

GREG RUSEDSKI (GBR/CAN)

Team International

DELRAY BEACH: 1995 finalist, 2004 quarterfinalist in Delray Beach’s ATP World Tour event. CAREER: The Canadian native won 15 ATP titles in 27 finals from 1993-2005, including an appearance in 1997 US Open final. During the ‘97 season he achieved a career-best world No. 4 ranking and finished at No. 6 for the season. The lefty with the big serve won the Masters Series Paris in 1999 and was 20-10 in Davis Cup singles play for Great Britain. His 1998 149-mph serve was once the fastest ever recorded in an ATP match. Rusedski has played in ATP Champions Tour events since 2007. PERSONAL: The London resident has worked as a TV analyst and commentator for Eurosport, Sky Sports and the BBC and has also penned columns for the Daily Mail and The Sun. He appeared as a contestant on the reality TV show “Dancing on Ice” in 2008. During his time as Great Britain’s junior Davis Cup captain he led the team to its first-ever world title in 2011. A huge movie buff and fan of James Bond films, Rusedski is active in road biking and plays golf. He is married and has 2 children.

JESSE LEVINE (CAN)

DELRAY BEACH: Boca Raton resident Jesse Levine played in Delray Beach four times between 2007 and 2013. CAREER:  Levine won five career Challenger titles in eight finals and reached a career-high ranking of No. 69 in 2012. The Ottawa-born lefty reached the Houston doubles final in 2009 and represented the U.S. from 2007–2012 before becoming eligible to play for Canada in 2013 and a member of their Davis Cup team. Levine put together a 24-1 freshman record All-American season (2006-07) at the University of Florida where he was named National Rookie of the Year. He was 21-0 in regular season dual matches and reached the NCAA quarterfinals. Levine won the 2001 USTA Clay Court 14 Nationals singles title as a 13-year-old, the boys’ 16s doubles title at age 16, and the 2005 Junior Wimbledon doubles title at 17. He also reached the Junior Wimbledon singles quarterfinals in ‘05. PERSONAL: Levine coaches WTA player Jessica Pegula and spent nearly a year coaching Madison Keys. He works as a talent scout for Nike and as a TV analyst for Canadian broadcaster Sportsnet’s Rogers Cup coverage. Levine was inducted into the Ottawa Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in June.

JESSE LEVINE (CAN)

DELRAY BEACH: Boca Raton resident Jesse Levine played in Delray Beach four times between 2007 and 2013. CAREER:  Levine won five career Challenger titles in eight finals and reached a career-high ranking of No. 69 in 2012. The Ottawa-born lefty reached the Houston doubles final in 2009 and represented the U.S. from 2007–2012 before becoming eligible to play for Canada in 2013 and a member of their Davis Cup team. Levine put together a 24-1 freshman record All-American season (2006-07) at the University of Florida where he was named National Rookie of the Year. He was 21-0 in regular season dual matches and reached the NCAA quarterfinals. Levine won the 2001 USTA Clay Court 14 Nationals singles title as a 13-year-old, the boys’ 16s doubles title at age 16, and the 2005 Junior Wimbledon doubles title at 17. He also reached the Junior Wimbledon singles quarterfinals in ‘05. PERSONAL: Levine coaches WTA player Jessica Pegula and spent nearly a year coaching Madison Keys. He works as a talent scout for Nike and as a TV analyst for Canadian broadcaster Sportsnet’s Rogers Cup coverage. Levine was inducted into the Ottawa Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in June.

JAY BERGER (USA)

DELRAY BEACH:  Jay Berger is making his first official appearance in Delray Beach on the ATP Champions Tour.  CAREER: During his career, Berger won three singles titles, reached a career-high ranking of No. 7 in 1990 and represented the U.S. in Davis Cup action in 1988 and 1990. Prior to turning pro, Berger received All-America honors at Clemson (South Carolina) in 1986 and, in 1985, he won the USTA Boys’ 18s Clay Court and Hard titles earning him a wildcard into the main draw of the US Open where he went on to reach the Round of 16 which was the best finish of any reigning 18s champion in the Open era. PERSONAL: Berger was the head coach at the University of Miami prior to becoming a National Coach for the USTA Player Development program for nine years and served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Davis Cup and Olympic tennis teams. Berger is also the former coach of 2016 Delray Beach Open singles champion Jack Sock. Berger is married to his wife, Nadia, and has two children including PGA Tour Player Daniel Berger who has won two titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 11.

JAY BERGER (USA)

DELRAY BEACH:  Jay Berger is making his first official appearance in Delray Beach on the ATP Champions Tour.  CAREER: During his career, Berger won three singles titles, reached a career-high ranking of No. 7 in 1990 and represented the U.S. in Davis Cup action in 1988 and 1990. Prior to turning pro, Berger received All-America honors at Clemson (South Carolina) in 1986 and, in 1985, he won the USTA Boys’ 18s Clay Court and Hard titles earning him a wildcard into the main draw of the US Open where he went on to reach the Round of 16 which was the best finish of any reigning 18s champion in the Open era. PERSONAL: Berger was the head coach at the University of Miami prior to becoming a National Coach for the USTA Player Development program for nine years and served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Davis Cup and Olympic tennis teams. Berger is also the former coach of 2016 Delray Beach Open singles champion Jack Sock. Berger is married to his wife, Nadia, and has two children including PGA Tour Player Daniel Berger who has won two titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 11.

Guillermo Canas (ARG)

Team International

DELRAY BEACH: Made 2 appearances in Delray Beach while playing on the ATP World Tour. CAREER: Reached a career high No. 8 in the world and year-end Top 15 ranking in 2004 (No. 11) and 2001, 2002 and 2007 (No. 15). Won seven ATP World Tour titles in 16 finals, including the Master Series Canada in 2002. He was a 2007 Miami finalist and 3-time quarterfinalist at Roland Garros. He had 3 wins over the world No. 1 during his career, including two over Roger Federer in the span of 16 days. He was named the ATP “Comeback Player of the Year” in 2001 after returning from a wrist injury. PERSONAL: Runs his own tennis academy in Aventura, Florida and has coached Ernests Gulbis, Teimuraz Gabashvili and Jelena Jankovic. In 2001 he won a car on an Argentinian game, which he gifted to his mother.

GUILLERMO CANAS (ARG)

Team International

DELRAY BEACH: Made 2 appearances in Delray Beach while playing on the ATP World Tour. CAREER: Reached a career high No. 8 in the world and year-end Top 15 ranking in 2004 (No. 11) and 2001, 2002 and 2007 (No. 15). Won seven ATP World Tour titles in 16 finals, including the Master Series Canada in 2002. He was a 2007 Miami finalist and 3-time quarterfinalist at Roland Garros. He had 3 wins over the world No. 1 during his career, including two over Roger Federer in the span of 16 days. He was named the ATP “Comeback Player of the Year” in 2001 after returning from a wrist injury. PERSONAL: Runs his own tennis academy in Aventura, Florida and has coached Ernests Gulbis, Teimuraz Gabashvili and Jelena Jankovic. In 2001 he won a car on an Argentinian game show, which he gifted to his mother.

 

PAT CASH (AUS)

Team International

DELRAY BEACH: 5th appearance. CAREER: Won ‘87 Wimbledon title beating No. 1 Lendl in the final. He appeared in 5 Grand Slam finals. Cash played on the ‘83 and ‘86 Australian Davis Cup winning teams, and in ‘83 was the youngest player in a Davis Cup final when he won the decisive singles rubber. Won 7 ATP singles titles, 12 doubles titles and reached a career-best No. 4 ranking. Cash was the top-ranked junior in the world in ‘81 and won junior titles at Wimbledon and US Open in ‘82. His first ATP Champions Tour title came in 2000. PERSONAL: Cash is an accomplished guitarist and father of 4. His trademark is his black-and-white checkered headband and cross earring. The Aussie currently coaches WTA star CoCo Vandeweghe; previously coached ATP players Greg Rusedski and Mark Philippoussis. Serves as a BBC and Sky TV commentator in the UK where he resides. Cash was the tennis director and coach of stars Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bethany for the movie Wimbledon. He operates Pat Cash Tennis Academies in Australia, Thailand and the Caribbean and has occasionally been a staff member at Mats Wilander’s Fantasy tennis camps.

PAT CASH (AUS)

Team International

DELRAY BEACH: 5th appearance. CAREER: Won ‘87 Wimbledon title beating No. 1 Lendl in the final. He appeared in 5 Grand Slam finals. Cash played on the ‘83 and ‘86 Australian Davis Cup winning teams, and in ‘83 was the youngest player in a Davis Cup final when he won the decisive singles rubber. Won 7 ATP singles titles, 12 doubles titles and reached a career-best No. 4 ranking. Cash was the top-ranked junior in the world in ‘81 and won junior titles at Wimbledon and US Open in ‘82. His first ATP Champions Tour title came in 2000. PERSONAL: Cash is an accomplished guitarist and father of 4. His trademark is his black-and-white checkered headband and cross earring. The Aussie currently coaches WTA star CoCo Vandeweghe; previously coached ATP players Greg Rusedski and Mark Philippoussis. Serves as a BBC and Sky TV commentator in the UK where he resides. Cash was the tennis director and coach of stars Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bethany for the movie Wimbledon. He operates Pat Cash Tennis Academies in Australia, Thailand and the Caribbean and has occasionally been a staff member at Mats Wilander’s Fantasy tennis camps.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN (FRA)

Team International

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DELRAY BEACH: In three appearances on the ATP World Tour, he reached the quarterfinals in ’98 and the semifinals in ’99. Making his debut in Delray Beach’s ATP Champions Tour event.  CAREER: Ranked No. 6 in the world in 2001 and reached the final of the year-end ATP Championships. Won four ATP titles during his career and reached four Grand Slam semifinals. In 16 Davis Cup ties, Grosjean was 16-9 in singles and the French team was 2001 Davis Cup champions . PERSONAL: No. 1 junior in the world in both singles and doubles in 1996. Has lived in Boca Raton since 1999 and his son, Tom, is a rising junior tennis player. He and fellow former ATP pro Sergi Bruguera coach Top 10 Richard Gasquet.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN (FRA)

Team International

DELRAY BEACH: In three appearances on the ATP World Tour, he reached the quarterfinals in ’98 and the semifinals in ’99. Making his debut in Delray Beach’s ATP Champions Tour event.  CAREER: Ranked No. 6 in the world in 2001 and reached the final of the year-end ATP Championships. Won four ATP titles during his career and reached four Grand Slam semifinals. In 16 Davis Cup ties, Grosjean was 16-9 in singles and the French team was 2001 Davis Cup champions . PERSONAL: No. 1 junior in the world in both singles and doubles in 1996. Has lived in Boca Raton since 1999 and his son, Tom, is a rising junior tennis player. He and fellow former ATP pro Sergi Bruguera coach Top 10 Richard Gasquet.

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