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SEPTEMBER 5, 2019, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that former world no. 8 Marcos Baghdatis has been added to Team World for their ATP Champions Tour legends event.Joining Tommy Haas (former world No. 2) and David Ferrer (former world No. 3), he will round out the international squad’s line-up in an action-packed holiday weekend of “Americas vs. World” team matches. The former world No. 8 Baghdatis (CYP) is making his first appearance in Delray Beach after playing his final match on the ATP Tour at Wimbledon this past July. Earlier in his career, Baghdatis boldly announced his arrival to the game in 2006 when making the Australian Open finals at 20-years-old after beating Roddick, Ljubicic and Nalbandian in five set matches to make him the youngest Australian Open finalist since Moya (in 1997) and the lowest ranked Grand Slam finalist (No. 54) since...

AUGUST 30, 2019   FORMER TOP 10 ATP TOUR STARS TOMMY HAAS AND DAVID FERRER TEAM UP FOR ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT AT 2020 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM AUGUST 30, 2019, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, theDelray Beach Open by VITACOST.com(https://yellowtennisball.com/)announced that their2006 ATP Tour Singles Champion and former World No. 2 Tommy Haas will be returning in 2020 for theirATP Champions Tour legends event.Joining Haas inan action-packed holiday weekend of “Americas vs. World” team matches will be recently retired David Ferrer– ranked as high as No. 3 – who will be making his ATP Champions Tour debut in Delray Beach. Getting underway President’s Day Weekend on Friday, February 14, 2020, the two international stars, part of Team World, will battle Team Americas – soon to be announced – to defend Team World’s 2019 title in a format consisting of six singles matches and two doubles matches in...

AUGUST 24, 2019   TOP 20 ATP TENNIS STARS JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO, KEI NISHIKORI AND THE BRYAN BROTHERS COMMIT TO 2020 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM Local WTA Teenage Tennis Sensation Coco Gauff Confirmed for Saturday Night Exhibition Match on February 15thfor her Hometown Fans AUGUST 24, 2019, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/)announced that ATP TOUR tennis stars Juan Martin del Potro, Kei Nishikori and Bob and Mike Bryanhave committed to playing Delray Beach in 2020, the 28thedition of the event. In addition, local Delray Beach teenage sensation Coco Gauffwill be making an appearance at the hometown event in an exhibition match on Saturday night, February 15th. Getting underway February 14-23 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, Juan Martin del Potro will be making his sixth appearance in Delray Beach, including winning the 2011 singles title, while 2008 singles Champion...

By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Radu Albot already is one of the most recognized athletes in his home country of Moldova in Eastern Europe. He’s going to be even more famous now. Albot became the first Moldovan to ever win an ATP Tour-level tournament Sunday when the 29-year-old defeated Daniel Evans of Great Britain 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7) in a compelling singles final at the Delray Beach Open. “I think a lot of people were watching for sure,” Albot said. “My parents watched all my matches and they didn’t sleep for a week, so I hope they are very, very happy now.” Suffice it to say that Albot truly earned the championship trophy presented to him following the grueling three-setter that took 2 hours, 51 minutes – not including a 56-minute rain delay – to determine a winner. It was Albot’s fourth three-set victory here this week, and he rallied...

By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – As the winningest doubles tandem in ATP Tour history, the Bryan brothers have a boatload of trophies, but what they accomplished at the Delray Beach Open this week certainly ranks among their fondest memories. Bob and Mike Bryan hoisted an ATP championship trophy for a record 117th time Sunday afternoon at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center after holding off a strong challenge from another brothers team, Ken and Neal Skupski of Great Britain. The Bryans’ 7-6(5), 6-4 win gives them their fifth title in seven finals appearances in Delray Beach and their first this year since the return of Bob from hip replacement surgery he had last summer. “We’re very, very pleased with how this one’s gone,” Bob Bryan said. “Expections, I think for me have been a little lower than they have in the past. We’ve just been...

By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – There are come-from-behind wins, and then there is the stunning one that Radu Albot of Moldova orchestrated Saturday night at the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com. Albot won 12 consecutive games after dropping the first set to defeat American Mackenzie McDonald 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 in the singles semifinals, sending Albot to his first career ATP Tour final. “I think a lot of players come back (from deficits). It’s tennis, you have to win two (sets), lose one (and) it’s a fight. This is an achievement that I’ve never done before,” Albot said following his milestone victory. Albot will face Daniel Evans of Great Britain in Sunday’s championship match at 3 p.m. EDT. It will be a matchup of two 5-foot-9 players who have made up for what they lack in height with gritty, inspired tennis this week at the...

By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – The 40-year-old Bryan brothers, the winningest men’s doubles team in ATP Tour history, continue to chalk up victories in the twilight of their storied career. They’re in position to claim their 117th career ATP title on Sunday following a straight-sets win Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the Delray Beach Open. The No. 1 seed twins, Bob and Mike, earned their seventh appearance in the finals here with a 6-3, 7-5 win against Marcelo Arevalo and Jamie Cerretani and will be bidding for their fifth Delray Beach Open title Sunday at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. The won the title here the last time in 2015. Adding to their remarkable career is the fact that they not only are playing again but also winning matches after Bob Bryan had to take a hiatus from playing to have hip surgery...

By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – It was a tough night for seeded players Friday night at the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open, as No. 1 seed and world No. 4 Juan Martin del Potro and No. 4 seed Steve Johnson fell in the evening quarterfinals. American Mackenzie McDonald chalked up his biggest victory as a pro when he defeated a hobbled del Potro 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5). Del Potro was playing in his first tournament since a right knee injury sent him to the sidelines for four months. Earlier in the evening, Radu Albot of Moldova rallied to upset Johnson 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(5), giving him the other semifinal slot opposite McDonald on Saturday night. McDonald’s win against del Potro was his first against a top 10-ranked player on the ATP Tour. He will be playing in his first ATP semifinal. “I’ve played a couple of these top 10...

On Thursday night, World #5 ATP ranked player and Delray Beach resident, Kevin Anderson, received the key to the City of Delray Beach. During the presentation which included City Mayor, Shelly Petrolia, and Commissioners Adam Frankel and Bill Bathurst, they announced February 21st as Kevin Anderson day. Currently ranked world No. 5 in men’s singles on the ATP Tour following recent appearances in the finals of Wimbledon and US Open and the 2018 year-end Nitto ATP Tour Finals, Anderson was the 2012 winner in Delray Beach. Anderson trains year-round at the Delray Beach Tennis Center and is actively involved in the Delray Beach community through his charitable involvement with Dezzy’s Second Chance dog rescue and Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance. In addition to this, he is actively involved with organizations to keep single use plastics out of the oceans and endorses the City of...

By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A modern day-like David and Goliath battle will be contested in one of Saturday’s singles semifinals at the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open. A first-ever meeting between 5-9 qualifier Daniel Evans of Great Britain and 6-10 world No. 9 American John Isner was penciled into Saturday’s semifinal card after both registered straight-sets wins Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. Evans, who needed to win two matches in the qualifying draw last weekend to earn a spot in the main draw, continued his winning ways here with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against No. 6 seed Andreas Seppi of Italy. Isner, the No. 2 seed, followed with a 7-6(2), 6-4 win against No. 8 seed Adrian Mannarino of France, setting up the intriguing matchup in one of the semifinals Saturday. Evans has been on a roll in...