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DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH TENNISONE FOR OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT APP FEBRUARY 12, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced their partnership with TennisONE and the new official app of this year’s event. Created by Minneapolis sports tech start-up Bleachr LLC, the app’s exciting features include live scoring, interactive draws, and social games which will elevate the experience at Delray Beach for tennis fans around the world as much as those who are courtside.  The app is now available on both iOS and Android and can be downloaded today in the App Store and on Google Play. “This going to be really cool. It’s always good for fans to have a 1-stop shop for scores, draws and all the fan-musts, but we were interested in going next level with live streaming from our practice courts, daily picks games...

A trio of Americans ‑ Jack Sock, Ryan Harrison and Brandon Nakashima ‑ have accepted main draw singles wildcards for this week’s Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com   Sock, 27, was the Delray Beach 2017 singles champion and 2018 doubles champion (w/Jackson Withrow) and is making his eighth appearance in the tournament. Sock has won three other titles including the Paris 1000 Masters, which catapulted his ranking to a career-high of No. 8. and qualified him for the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals where he was the first American semifinalist since Andy Roddick in 2007.   “Jack has been a household tennis name in Delray Beach since he was 12,” said Mark Baron, tournament director. “He’s won every junior national championship we’ve hosted, in both singles and doubles, plus singles and doubles here at the ATP Tour level. I know this is a comfortable place for him and I’m looking...

Ernests Gulbis, a two-time Delray Beach Open champion, will have a chance to earn his third title here in Delray Beach at the ATP Tour’s first outdoor North American event of 2020. But first, Gulbis must conquer the event’s 16-player qualifying draw that begins Saturday at the Delray Beach Open Stadium and Tennis Center. The 31-year-old righthander from Latvia was given a wildcard berth into the two-day qualifying rounds. Gulbis won Delray Beach Open singles titles in 2010 and 2013. He lost in the first round of the qualies at Pune, India in his most recent tournament and arrives here ranked No. 190 in the world.  Gulbis will meet Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan in the first round Saturday. The qualifying tournament favorite, however, will be No. 1 seed Cameron Norrie of Britain, who is currently ranked No. 59 in the world. The 24-year-old Norrie was an All-American at...

Former singles champions Frances Tiafoe, Jack Sock and defending champ Radu Albot will all be in action this week at the 28th annual Delray Beach Open with top seeds Nick Kyrgios (1) and Milos Raonic (2) headlining the “Super Tuesday” line-up of play. The first round features a showdown of former Delray Beach singles champions with Albot (8)  taking on wildcard and 2017 singles champ Sock. Making his fifth appearance in Delray, Albot is looking to defend his 2019 title that helped propel him to No. 29 in the world last year while Sock is looking for a strong comeback on the Tour following injuries that have kept him sidelined. Sock currently has a 1-0 head-to-head record against Albot. In an All-American first round match-up, 2018 singles champion Tiafoe will face Tennys Sandgren who recently advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open before falling to Roger Federer...

Levine, who retired from the main ATP Tour in 2013, defeated Haas in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, Friday night in the opening match of the ATP Champions Tour event that kicked off the three-day competition at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. Haas, who is the captain of the four-member Team Europe for this year’s event that is part of the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open by Vitacost, had not lost to Levine in their four previous career matches. “I’ve known Tommy for a long time, and I’ve never beaten him, so fifth time was the charm I guess,” said Levine, who is the Director of Tennis at the Delray Beach Club and enjoyed a contingent of family and friends cheering him on in the stands. “He beat me three times on (the ATP) Tour and then once here last year. . . . I...

Hyped Crowd Cheer WTA Pro Coco Gauff and NCAA star Estela Perez-Somarriba By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Coco Gauff’s nerves are usually very calm for an exhibition match. After all, she’s played at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and most recently the Australian Open. But the exhibition match she played Saturday night was much different for the 15-year-old Delray Beach native who has burst onto the women’s professional tennis scene with amazing success. Gauff made more history Saturday night when she and defending NCAA singles champion Estela Perez-Somarriba of the University of Miami faced off in front of an announced crowd of 5,544 at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center, the first women’s match ever to be played as part of the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open. “I was actually a little bit nervous today because of the crowd,” Gauff said after she defeated Perez-Somarriba 6-3, 6-3....

Both Needing a Win Sunday to Advance to the 2020 Main Draw By STEVE DORSEY Two former top-20 ranked players – Ernests Gulbis of Latvia and Aussie Bernard Tomic – will meet Sunday with a berth in the main draw on the line in the final qualifying round of the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open by Vitacost. Both players breezed to straight-set wins Saturday to set up Sunday’s showdown at 11 a.m. on Court 1 at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. Gulbis, who rose to a career-best No. 10 ranking in 2014 but arrived here ranked No. 190, defeated Daniel Elahi Galan 6-2, 6-4 following a lengthy rain delay Saturday afternoon. Tomic, who is ranked No. 191 but was ranked No. 17 four years ago, ousted Pol Toledo Bague 6-1, 6-3 in his first-round qualifier. Also advancing to Sunday’s second round of qualifying was No. 1 seed...

Team Europe Holds Slim 3-2 Lead With Two Matches To Go By STEVE DORSEY David Ferrer jump-started a rally for Team Europe when the Spaniard defeated Canadian Jesse Levine 6-2 Saturday on Day 2 of the ATP Champions Tour competition at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. A lengthy afternoon rain delay forced tournament officials to reduce each of the day’s matches to one set. American James Blake gave Team World a 2-0 lead in the team competition when he opened the day’s play with a 6-4 victory against Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus. Levine seemed poised to extend Team World’s lead when he jumped out to a 2-love lead, but Ferrer then reeled off six straight games to take the shortened match. “I started out pretty well, and then I think David woke up,” said Levine, who opened the tournament Friday night with a win against Tommy Haas, but...

Five Straight Wins Spur European Victory By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Tommy Haas hoisted the singles championship trophy 14 years ago at the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open. Sunday afternoon, the 41-year-old native of Germany was presented another championship trophy on the Stadium Court at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Haas put the finishing touches on a Team Europe victory Sunday with a 6-3 one-set win against American James Blake in the final match of the ATP Champions Tour event. Haas completed an impressive comeback by Team Europe, which lost the first two matches against Blake’s Team World contingent before winning the next five matches to claim the team title 5-2. Haas, the Team Europe captain who also was on the winning team at last year’s competition here, won two of his three singles matches. “I always love coming here to Florida this time of year,” said Haas,...