Author: Tomi Garguilo

Tournament celebrating Bryan Bros. throughout the event at their 13th DBO FEBRUARY 17, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced a special tournament celebration for greatest doubles team of all-time Bob and Mike Bryan that will take place throughout the event this year. Five-time champions in Delray Beach, including winning the 2019 title, the “Bryan Brothers” will begin their 13th and final appearance on Wednesday night, February 19 (not before 8:00 p.m.) against Australian duo Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson. In honor of their final appearance in Delray Beach, the tournament is offering a “twin” promotion with two-for-one reserved seats provided to all twins who come out Wednesday night to watch the Bryan Brothers in action. “What a run. They’ve become family here. Winning so many times and losing some heartbreakers, I felt like I had to console my sons…and they...

Former Champ Earns First 2020 Victory By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Returning to the site of his first and only title as a pro on the ATP Tour was just what Frances Tiafoe needed to notch his first win of the year. Tiafoe, who captured the Delray Beach Open title in 2018, won his first match of 2020 Monday night with a workmanlike 7-6(3), 6-2 victory against qualifier Emilio Gomez of Ecuador. Tiafoe’s win put the finishing touches on a perfect 4-0 day for Americans in first-round play at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. Tiafoe, who lives only about 10 minutes away in Boynton Beach, had lost in the first round of all three tournaments he’s entered this year, all outside the United States. Coming home might have been the remedy he needed to erase the zero on the left side of his record. His...

Tuesday at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com is sure to be a terrific day for fans with 12 matches scheduled across three courts, more than any other day this week. All three top seeds are in action today with No. 3 seed Taylor Fritz kicking proceedings off on stadium court against qualifier Cameron Norrie. 2017 finalist and No. 2 seed Milos Raonic will be next on against lucky loser Denis Istomin. Rounding out the day session is West Palm Beach resident and No. 4 seed Reilly Opelka who has a tough opening match against two-time Delray Beach Open champion Ernests Gulbis. In tonight’s sold out night session, defending champion and No. 8 seed Radu Albot will do battle with 2017 champion and fan favorite Jack Sock. The day’s final match will see No. 1 seed Nick Kyrgios play his close friend Tommy Paul in what...

Silent auction to take place with proceeds benefiting local Delray Beach charities WHAT: Artist and 17-year Delray Beach resident William DeBilzan will be showing all week at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com. The DeBilzan pop-up gallery will be centrally located on east side of Center Court. In addition to his ocean-inspired work, elongated figures, engaging textures, rich color palette and more, DeBilzan will also be painting two different pieces of the Bryan Brothers live on-site during the tournament. A silent auction for both paintings will take place with proceeds benefiting two local charities – Delray Chamber Education Fund and Delray Citizens for Delray Police. WHEN: DeBilzan will paint live during the afternoons of February 17, 18 and 19, 2020. Silent auction takes place February 14 – 23, 2020. WHERE: Centrally located on east side of Center Court at Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center (201 West Atlantic...

Former Finalist Raonic Among Tuesday Winners By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – The past six months have been somewhat of a roller-coaster ride for Milos Raonic. The 29-year-old Canadian won only three of his nine matches to close out 2019, but kicked off his 2020 campaign with a strong showing at the Australian Open where he reached the quarterfinals for the fifth time there before losing to eight-time champ Novak Djokovic. Then he lost first match at last week’s New York Open and arrived at the Delray Beach Open by Vitacost.com this week having dropped five spots in the ATP world rankings to No. 37. Raonic’s game could be on the upswing again, however. He made quick work Tuesday afternoon of his first-round match opponent, ousting Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-2. Raonic is the No. 2 seed here this week, but following the withdrawal Tuesday of top...

Wednesday at the Delray Beach Open will feature five American’s in singles play and the greatest doubles team of all time, the Bryan Brothers, will also be in action. Ryan Harrison, who is making an injury comeback, will be the first singles match on stadium court not before 12:30 p.m. as he takes on the No. 1 player from South Korea Soonwoo Kwon. Following Harrison and Kwon will be 18-year-old sensation Brandon Nakashima who will play Cameron Norrie of Great Britain. Reilly Opelka and Mackenzie McDonald get the night session underway not before 6 p.m. with the Bryan brothers set to close the show not before 8 p.m. Wednesday. Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) v. [WC] Ryan Harrison (USA) – 2nd on stadium not before 12:30 p.m. The second match of the day features a first time meeting between ATP Tour rising star Soonwoo Kwon and injury ravaged American...

2017 Champ Saves Match Point Tuesday Night By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Jack Sock could not contain his emotions, dropping to his knees, his head in his hands. After a few moments, he stood up, wiped away a tear and walked to the net to shake hands with Radu Albot. And the fans in the packed stands at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center loudly applauded their appreciation. Sock had just saved a match point deep in the third set of his victory over defending Delray Beach Open champion Albot 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2), registering the most emotional first-round victory of his nine-year professional career. “I’m not much of a crier,” Sock told the crowd in an on-court post-match interview, acknowledging that it’s been a tough road from “top of the world for me in my career to rock-bottom tennis-wise.” Sock was ranked No. 8 in the world...