Author: John Butler

DELRAY BEACH OPEN ANNOUNCES VITACOST.COM AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE 2019 EVENT Rebranded Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com Serves Up Exclusive Ticket Promotion for Tennis Fans to Welcome the Start of the New Partnership DECEMBER 12, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that Vitacost.com (https://www.vitacost.com/) – an award-winning online retailer of health and wellness products –  has been named the presenting sponsor of the 2019 event. Held in Delray Beach for over 20 years, it is the ATP Tour's first North American hardcourt event of the outdoor season and has been rebranded to the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com. Vitacost.com features affordable pricing and speedy delivery on nearly 40,000 items, including dietary supplements, hard-to-find specialty foods, organic body and personal care products, pet essentials and sports nutrition products. Additionally, Vitacost.com strives to motivate, educate and inspire healthier living for customers by creating and...

TOP 20 ATP STARS KEVIN ANDERSON, MILOS RAONIC AND THE BRYAN BROTHERS ADDED TO 2019 DELRAY BEACH OPEN PLAYER FIELD Returning Champion Kevin Anderson in Pursuit of 2nd Singles Title, the Bryan Brothers Set Sights for 5th Doubles Title in Delray Beach NOVEMBER 21, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that top 20 ATP World Tour Players Kevin Anderson, Milos Raonic and the Bryan Brothers have been added to the 2019 Delray Beach Open player field. They will join 2018 defending singles champion Frances Tiafoe and ATP tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios. In a blockbuster day of play on Tuesday, February 19, players scheduled to take the court at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center during the day session are Milos Raonic, not before 12:30 p.m. followed by Kevin Anderson, not before 2:30 p.m. Bringing the entertainment to prime time are returning singles...

DELRAY BEACH OPEN’S “SURVIVOR” TOURNAMENT GIVES LOCALS A CHANCE TO SHOCK THE TENNIS WORLD Opportunity to play the game’s best is the carrot at ATP tournament’s pre-qualifying event NOVEMBER 9, 2018, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that their annual “Survivor” Event will be returning this November 17-20 and is giving a shout-out to all local amateur tennis players to sign up by Wednesday, November 14th, at 11:59 p.m. Known as a “pre-qualifying” event, the winner of the 128-draw and “Survivor” will be awarded a wildcard entry into Delray Beach Open’s official qualifying tournament (February 16-17, 2019). With two more match wins there, he will have survived and made the main draw of the $650,000 Delray Beach Open ATP World Tour event and earned a chance to play the game’s top, world-ranked elite, prize money and ATP points and the attention of local and...

DELRAY BEACH: Making his first appearance in Delray Beach, he is on track to come in as the highest-ranked player (No. 6) in DBO history. CAREER: Has won eight ATP titles in 19 finals reaching a career high ranking of No. 4 in 2015. This season his accomplishments include: a Wimbledon final, an Australian Open semifinal and wins over Top 10 players Roger Federer (twice), Stan Wawrinka, Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych. His career Grand Slam results include a semifinal finish at Wimbledon in 2014 and quarterfinals at both the 2015 Australian Open and 2014 Roland Garros. He burst upon the ATP scene in 2011 as “Newcomer of the Year” and a year later reached the Top 20 with a pair of ATP titles. In 2014 he became the first Canadian to qualify for the ATP World Tour finals and the first ever to finish in the...

DELRAY BEACH: 1st appearance. CAREER: 11 ATP titles in 22 finals. Won more than $8.8 million on the ATP World Tour. World No. 7 in 2006 – Australian Open finalist, reached Tennis Masters Cup, 2 ATP finals. No. 10 in 2006 after reaching 3 ATP finals and No. 11 for 2005 with 3 titles and Wimbledon QF. Reached SF at Roland Garros and US Open QF in 2009. 5 overall QF Grand Slam appearances. Bronze singles medalist at 2004 Athens Olympics and gold in doubles. Beijing 2008 singles silver medalist. PERSONAL: Carried Chilean flag at Beijing Olympics in 2008. 3-time “Condar de Oro” award as country’s top sportsman (2004, 2007, 2008)....