Author: Tomi Garguilo

By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Tommy Haas put the finishing touches on a memorable weekend for the 40-year-old German when he held off a valiant effort from Jesse Levine to clinch the championship trophy for Team World at the ATP Champions Tour event that kicks off the World Tour’s Delray Beach Open. Haas defeated Levine 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 in the final match of the three-day competition, handing Team World a 5-3 victory against Team Americas at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. Haas, who retired from the regular tour last March after a successful career in which he won 15 ATP World Tour titles, won all three of his singles matches here this weekend, but was extended to a Champions tiebreaker set on Saturday as well as Sunday. Team Americas closed Team World’s lead to 4-3 earlier Sunday afternoon when Jan-Michael Gambill and Fernando Gonzalez won...

By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Juan Martin del Potro used the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open as a launching pad to reboot his return to competitive tennis in 2016 following a lengthy injury-induced absence and reached the semifinals here that year to jumpstart his triumphant comeback. The affable Argentine is facing a similar situation here again this week. Del Potro has not played a competitive match since sustaining a fractured patella in his right knee last October in Shanghai. He arrives in Delray Beach ranked No. 4 in the world and is the No. 1 seed here in the 32-player field that includes the top five Americans. The 30-year-old del Potro’s resume includes 22 ATP titles, including one here in 2011. He said Monday that he’s excited to be back and making his fifth appearance in Delray Beach. “I have great memories playing here,” del Potro...

  By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – The third time was a charm for Nick Kyrgios, who finally made his debut at the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open on Monday night after having to withdraw from the tournament each of the past two years because of injuries. Not this time though, as he delivered a thrilling three-set victory. Kyrgios, ranked No. 64 in the world, used a strong serving game to outlast Aussie countryman John Millman 6-4, 6-7(1), 7-6(3) to cap off the first day of the weeklong tournament at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. Millman arrived here ranked No. 37 in the world and was the No. 5 seed. He defeated Kyrgios at the U.S. Open in 2017 in their only other head-to-head ATP Tour meeting. Kyrgios delivered 19 aces in the match – including nine in the decisive third set – to offset his...