Newswire

ANDERSON REPEATS AS TOP SEED IN 24TH ANNUAL DELRAY BEACH OPEN Fellow Top 20 Bernard Tomic Seeded No. 2 [frame align="left"] [/frame][frame align="left"] [/frame] [frame align="left"] [/frame][spacer size="5"] Top 20 players Kevin Anderson (No. 14) and Bernard Tomic (No. 20) are the top two seeds in the 24th annual Delray Beach Open’s ATP World Tour singles draw. The tournament starts Monday, Feb. 15, at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. Anderson, the top seed for the second year in a row, has been training on the Delray Beach courts since moving to the Delray Beach area nearly three years ago. Anderson was the tournament’s 2012 champion and a finalist in 2014. Tomic, an Australian who has put down roots down the road in Miami, was a Delray Beach semifinalist in 2015. Anderson drew American Austin Krajicek in the opening round while Tomic plays American Rajeev Ram. Former world No. 5 Juan...

2016 Delray Beach Wildcards: del Potro, Rubin, Smyczek DELRAY BEACH, FLA: The Delray Beach Open has awarded its final main draw wild cards to American teenager Noah Rubin, who will be playing in his third career ATP event, and fellow American Tim Smyczek.  Taylor Fritz, who was given a wild card yesterday by the tournament, instead moved into the special exemption category because he reached tomorrow’s semifinals in Memphis. Rubin, from Long Island, NY, played in the Delray Beach qualifying tournament a year ago, reaching the second round. This will be Smyczek’s fifth straight year playing in the Delray Beach main draw. The 19-year-old Rubin scored his biggest career win in January, beating world No. 18 Benoit Paire in the first round of the Australian Open.  He also picked up a number of ATP points with a 2015 Challenger win in Charlottesville, Va. shortly after turning pro. Rubin played a...

Young Americans Get Wildcard Into Qualies [frame align="left"] [/frame] DELRAY BEACH, FLA: American teenager Taylor Fritz has been awarded a wild card into the Delray Beach Open's main draw, where he will be playing in the fourth ATP-level event of this pro career. The ATP World Tour event begins Monday, Feb. 15, at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The tournament also announced Thursday that fellow teenager Tommy Paul has received a wild card to play in the DBO's 16-player qualifying tournament. On Thursday, Fritz defeated world No. 29 Steve Johnson in the second round of the Memphis Open to reach his first ATP World Tour quarterfinal in only his fifth career Tour-level match. Fritz, an 18-year-old American from California, turned pro in 2015 after winning the Junior US Open and has already moved up the ATP rankings to No. 145 in the world. The 2015 world No. 1 junior...

Tommy Haas withdraws for DBO DELRAY BEACH: The tournament also announced Wednesday that Tommy Haas, who had accepted a tournament wild card, has not fully recovered from shoulder surgery and is delaying his comeback to the ATP World Tour. Haas, 37, did not play in the Australian Open and also pulled out of this week's Memphis tournament. "Unfortunately we came to the conclusion that I am not fit to play in Delray this year," said Haas, who has an 11-7 record in eight appearances. "I really tried hard to make it and be ready." Tournament director Mark Baron now holds two wild cards that will be awarded before the draw is announced on Friday....

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO WILL PLAY TUESDAY NIGHT AT 8:00 PM Raonic Injury Will Keep Him From Delray Beach Open Debut DELRAY BEACH, FLA: World No. 11 Milos Raonic has informed the Delray Beach Open that an injury sustained in the Australian Open will keep him from playing in the ATP World Tour event next week. The 10-day Delray Beach Open kicks off this Friday, Feb. 12, first with the three-day ATP Champions Tour, and then the ATP World Tour event which is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15- Sunday, Feb. 21. Raonic suffered a right adductor injury in the Grand Slam semifinals against Andy Murray on January 29, and notified the tournament today that he has not recovered. "We are disappointed, of course, that Milos won't be playing here in Delray Beach," said tournament director Mark Baron. "But ultimately, we hope that he has a quick recovery and can get back to the ATP...

FORMER WORLD NO.4 JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO WILL PLAY IN DELRAY BEACH The 2009 US Open Champion Will Begin His Comeback From Wrist Injury DELRAY BEACH: 2011 Delray Beach champion Juan Martin del Potro is taking a wild card into the Delray Beach Open, making his second appearance in the ATP World Tour event. The 10-day event is coming up February 12 - 21, with ATP World Tour play scheduled to begin Monday, February 15 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. Del Potro will be making a long-awaited comeback from a bothersome wrist injury that has dogged the former world No. 4 and 2009 US Open champion for much of his career. In 2011, del Potro made his initial appearance in Delray Beach ranked No. 166 with just four tournaments under his belt following his first wrist surgery. He won the title without dropping a set, defeating...

DELRAY BEACH: The opportunity to be a ball kid for a professional ATP Tour event is available to kids in the South Florida community at the upcoming Delray Beach Open (February 12-21) at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. Ball Kids must be 12 years old and attend a series of training sessions. Each participant receives uniforms, meals during working sessions, match tickets for families and friends, and an invitation to the popular Ball Kids party. Ball kids must work at least three sessions during the 17-session tournament, which consists of both an ATP Champions Tour event (Feb. 12-14) and an ATP World Tour event (Feb. 15-21). Training dates are on a pair of Wednesdays - Jan 27 and Feb. 3 - from 5:00 - 7:00 pm and on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. New applicants must attend two of the three sessions. All ball kids information, including an...

2016 DELRAY BEACH OPEN FIELD ADDS STARS ANDERSON, KARLOVIC & TOMIC Three Top 20 Players, Three Former Champions in Talented Field DELRAY BEACH: Top 20 ATP stars Kevin Anderson and Bernard Tomic, along with defending champion Ivo Karlovic, highlight a list of players who have been added to the 2016 Delray Beach Open's ATP World Tour field that was released today. The three join early signees Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov and Tommy Haas in headlining the 24th annual event. The lineup gives the event a trio of Top 20 players - Anderson (No. 12), Raonic (No. 14) and Tomic (No. 18) - and former champions - Haas (2006), Anderson (2012) and Karlovic (2015). The 10-day event, which includes a three-day ATP Champions Tour event over President's Day weekend, takes place February 12-21 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The event is the only one in the world...