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 Photo Creds: Chet White, UK Athletics FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 13, 2020   CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com   MEDIA ADVISORY – NEWS COVERAGE NOV. 14-17 FIRST “SURVIVOR” TOURNAMENT FOR WILD CARD ENTRY INTO DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND Former Junior No 1 Among More Than 150 Entrants Vying for Berth In Qualifying for February’s ATP Stop in Delray Beach   WHAT: The first of two “Survivor” tournaments will feature more than 150 players vying for a wild card entry into qualifying at February’s Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/). The competition runs Saturday through Tuesday, with the champion claiming a spot in the qualifying draw for the ATP 250 Tournament, which will take place Feb. 13-21. WHO: Three active college players are the top seeds among the 150-plus players in the field. Canadian Liam Draxl, a University of Kentucky sophomore who was ranked as high as No. 9 in the...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pete@holtermediainc.com   2021 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM TICKETS NOW ON SALE DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 4, 2020) – The US Open is underway in New York, bringing back international tennis action, which means it is time to start planning for the sport to return to South Florida with tickets going on sale now for the 29th edition of the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com, which will take place from February 12-21 2021. Socially-distanced seating options are available in series packages and individual sessions for the ATP 250 tournament at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center and if last year's epic event is anything to go by, tennis fans are in for a treat. Hometown hero Reilly Opelka claimed his second ATP Tour trophy in the 2020 final with victory over Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka, serving a tournament-leading 99 aces on his...

Bryan Brothers Painting Available at 30 Day Silent Auction for Charity Don’t miss your chance to add a one of a kind piece to your art collection. Artist and 17-year Delray Beach resident William DeBilzan painted “Bryan Brothers” live during the 2020 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com, the Bryan Brothers’ farewell Delray Beach appearance where they eventually won their 6th Delray Beach title. Proceeds for this painting will be split 50% to “Delray Citizens for Delray Police” (assisting with the college cost for the police children) and “Delray Chamber Education Fund” (help kids with education costs) with the other 50% going to DeBilzan. There will be a silent auction that will run for 30 days. The painting is a 39x67 acrylic and oil with a retail value of $17,200. Interested parties can speak with John Rawley at the Debilzan Gallery in downtown Delray Beach at 38 E. Atlantic Ave.,...

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO WITHDRAWS FROM DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM JANUARY 23, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com announced that Juan Martin del Potro is withdrawing from the 2020 event. The tournament still holds three wildcards and two special exempts that will round out the 32-player ATP 250 main event. “Our positive thoughts are with Juan Martin as he continues his recovery,” said Mark Baron, Tournament Director. “We look forward to many years of seeing him play healthy tennis in Delray Beach.” Delray Beach’s complete singles acceptance list includes the following ATP Tour stars: Radu Albot (MDA), Damir Dzumhur (BIH), Kyle Edmund (GBR), Taylor Fritz (USA), Ugo Humbert (FRA), Steve Johnson (USA), Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB), Soonwoo Kwon (KOR), Nick Kyrgios (AUS), Adrian Mannarino (FRA), Mackenzie McDonald (USA), John Millman (AUS), Kei Nishikori (JPN), Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN), Reilly Opelka (USA), Tommy...

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...

TWO-TIME DELRAY BEACH CHAMPION ERNESTS GULBIS GRANTED WILDCARD FOR 2020 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM QUALIFYING EVENT Singles Qualifying Field Announced Including Top 100 Player Cameron Norrie JANUARY 30, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced the singles qualifying field for their ATP 250 event and that two-time singles Champion Ernests Gulbis will be receiving a wild card into the Feb. 15-16 16 player draw. Capturing his first singles title in Delray Beach in 2010 (defeating Iv Karlovic), Gulbis (No. 256) won his second title in 2013 after advancing through the qualifying rounds and defeating James Blake, Tommy Haas and Sam Querrey en route to the finals. In addition, Gulbis has won four other ATP titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 10 in June 2014 after defeating Roger Federer in five sets to advance to the semifinals of Roland...

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...

Setup All-Lefty Semifinal Clash By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan and Frenchman Ugo Humbert continued their scorching hot play this year by winning their respective quarterfinal matches Friday afternoon to secure their first semifinal appearances at the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open. Nishioka, ranked No. 63 in the world, stopped an impressive ATP Tour debut by 18-year-old American Brandon Nakashima after Humbert, the No. 6 seed here, ousted American and 2018 Delray champion Frances Tiafoe. Nishioka battled back from a set down and had to win a second-set tiebreaker to take down Nakashima, who turned pro only two months ago but defeated two Top 100-ranked players to become the first player in Delray Beach Open history to reach the quarterfinals in his ATP tournament main draw debut. Nishioka’s 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 victory against Nakashima and Humbert’s 6-1, 6-2 win against Tiafoe sets up an...

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...

18-year-old Powers Into Quarterfinals By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Brandon Nakashima turned pro only a couple of months ago, so the 18-year-old has not been on the ATP Tour long enough to generate much of a following. He’s quickly making a name for himself, however, in his ATP Tour debut here at the Delray Beach Open this week. Nakashima arrived here as a wild card ranked No. 294 in the world. He’s won his first two matches in straight sets, earning a berth in the quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 win Wednesday afternoon against No. 60-ranked Cameron Norrie of Great Britain. Nakashima is the fourth youngest player to reach the quarterfinals at Delray Beach, and youngest since Kei Nishikori of Japan won the title here in 2008. “It’s definitely probably one of the biggest matches I’ve played in my career,” Nakashima said. “I was real excited to...