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DELRAY BEACH, FL, January 14, 2019 – Foodies, beer lovers and oenophiles will delight in this year’s inaugural pairing event, "Game, Set, Pour" on Friday, February 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com. Guests will enjoy local craft beers, renowned wines, and delicious samplings from the area’s hottest restaurants. The event will take place at the tournament’s on-site Hospitality Pavilion, just steps away from Stadium Court. Featured craft breweries are Barrel of Monks Brewing, Boca Raton Prosperity Brewers, Funky Buddha Brewery, South Beach Brewing Company, Sailfish Brewing Company, Saltwater Brewery, Islamorada Beer Company, Islamorada Distillery, Copperpoint Brewing Company, Devour Brewing Company, and Cigar City Brewing. The featured craft beers will be paired with culinary delights provided by some of the best local restaurants, which include Dada, Kapow, Rocco’s Tacos, Los Bacados, Brule, and more.  Feeling puckish?  Fine wines from Raeburn Russian River Valley...

By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Tommy Haas said he regarded Fernando Gonzalez as one of the toughest opponents he faced when both were on the regular ATP Tour. Haas needed all he could muster Saturday night to defeat Gonzalez in the nightcap of the ATP Champions Tour Delray Beach Open at the Delray Beach Stadium. “He made some unbelievable shots at times. It almost felt like old times,” Haas said after needing a lengthy third-set tiebreak beat Gonzalez 6-7(5), 6-3, 13-11. “When he was on top of his game he was one of the toughest players to play. His serve was good, he hit the spots, the forehand was just lethal. It’s always a challenge playing against him, and even tonight I could feel it at times. . . . It was definitely a very competitive match. Fernando’s such a great shotmaker.” The win by Haas...

DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM ANNOUNCES 2019 ATP TOUR PLAYER FIELD Americans Steve Johnson, Taylor Fritz and Former Champion Jack Sock Join International Favorites Feliciano Lopez, Andreas Seppi and Ivo Karlovic to Add to 2019 Star Power JANUARY 24, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced the latest player commitments for their upcoming blockbuster event set to rock the tennis stadium in downtown Delray Beach next month. Joining an already star-filled line-up including former US Open and Delray Beach Open Champion Juan Martin del Potro (World No. 5), Kevin Anderson (World No. 6), Milos Raonic (World No. 17), ATP sensation Nick Kyrgios and 2018 Champion Frances Tiafoe are Americans Steve Johnson, Tennys Sandgren and former champion Jack Sock in addition to rising young guns Mackenzie McDonald, Michael Mmoh, Taylor Fritz and Reilly Opelka.  Bringing the international flair to the field are...

By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – It’s been almost a year since Donald Young had an ATP world ranking in the top 100, and he’s coming off a disappointing, if not trying, 2018 campaign. But this weekend, the 29-year-old American is hoping to rekindle some of the magic that the left-hander has enjoyed here in the past at the ATP 250 in Delray Beach. Young was a semifinalist here two years ago, losing to eventual champion Jack Sock. Two years earlier, he made it to the 2015 finals, losing to Ivo Karlovic. Young arrived here this week with a No. 201 world ranking, far removed from his career high of No. 38 in 2012 when he was tabbed as a rising star among the American contingent. He took a first step toward regaining what he hopes will be another successful run here when he won his first-round...

TOP 10 ATP PLAYER AND AMERICAN  JOHN ISNER RECEIVES WILDCARD FOR DELRAY BEACH Kevin Anderson Withdraws from Event Due to Elbow Injury FEBRUARY 11, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that world No. 9 ATP player and top American John Isner has received a wildcard for this year’s singles event. Making his return to Delray on Tuesday, February 19th in the afternoon session, Isner is a three-time semifinalist in Delray Beach and will be making his seventh main draw appearance with a 10-6 career record.  This will also be the fifth time Isner is seeded in the top 2 in Delray Beach (2014, 2015) and was previously the top seed in 2012 and 2013. “John is a proven veteran on Tour now, continually getting better with age. Delray Beach tennis fans have always supported him well and he has a few big...

WORLD #5 ATP PLAYER JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO TO MAKE 2019 SEASON DEBUT AT DELRAY BEACH Juan Martin del Potro Making Third Consecutive Appearance in Delray Beach, is the 2009 US Open Champion and 2011 Champion in Delray Beach   JANUARY 9, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that No. 5 ATP Tour ranked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has committed to playing and making his 2019 season debut in Delray Beach. Making his fifth appearance and starting his season for the third consecutive year in Delray Beach this year, del Potro also won the 2011 singles title. Playing his first round match Tuesday, February 19th, at 8:00 p.m., del Potro will follow 2018 Singles Champion Frances Tiafoe taking the court at 6 p.m. in a blockbuster night of play.   "I have great memories of Delray Beach and the fans, from winning the title...

Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com Announces Tryouts for Ballkids DELRAY BEACH, FL – The opportunity to be an integral part of a professional tennis match is available to kids in the South Florida community at the upcoming $650,000 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com. Applications for Ballkids are now being accepted for the tournament’s ATP Tour and ATP Champions Tour events on February 15-24, 2019 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. Ballkids must be 12 years old  or older and attend training sessions to prepare them for their vital role in the professional matches starring ATP Tour stars like world #6 Kevin Anderson, defending champion American Frances Tiafoe and Aussie whirlwind Nick Kyrgios. Each participant will receive uniforms, meals during working sessions, match tickets for families and friends, and an invitation to the popular Ballkids party. Each Ballkid must work at least three of the tournament's 17 sessions,...

DECEMBER 19, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that 2006 Singles Champion and former World No. 2 Tommy Haas will be returning in 2019 for their ATP Champions Tour Event and action-packed holiday weekend of legends matches. Joining Haas are ATP Champions Tour stars Tim Henman, Mikael Pernfors and Wayne Ferreira (on Team World) and Fernando Gonzalez, Jessie Levine, Jan-Michael Gambill and Jay Berger (on Team Americas). Getting underway President’s Weekend on February 15, 2019, Team Americas will battle Team World to try and regain their title after Team World won the 2017 and 2018 events. Consisting of seven singles matches and two doubles matches in total, the first team to win five matches wins the ATP Champions Event. “Our legends weekend gets stronger every year,” said Mark Baron, Tournament Director. “A lot of guys want to play, they like...

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...