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Two-Time Winner Gulbis Into Main Draw By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Ernests Gulbis has enjoyed his fair share of success playing at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com, where he has captured two of this six career ATP Tour titles. He lifted the singles championship trophy here the last time in 2013 when he battled through the two-day qualifying matches en route to the title. Gulbis hopes he can rekindle that magical run here again this week at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. The 31-year-old right-hander from Latvia took a step in that direction Sunday when he breezed to a 6-2, 6-0 win against Australia's Bernard Tomic on the final day of qualifying, earning Gulbis a spot in the main draw that begins play Monday. Tomic later earned a spot in the main draw as a lucky loser entry, replacing Tennys Sandgren who withdrew...

Harrison, McDonald Score Monday Wins By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – The recovery road back from a serious injury can be a tough grind, as Americans Ryan Harrison and Mackenzie McDonald can readily attest. Both, however, appear to be back on the right track based on their performances Monday afternoon at the ATP Tour’s Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.comt. Harrison and McDonald each won their first-round matches in straight sets at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. Harrison, a wild-card entry here this week, defeated Damir Dzumhur of Boznia-Herzegovina 6-3, 6-2 on the Stadium Court, while McDonald was ousting Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan 6-2, 7-6(5) on Court 1 under sunny, blue skies. The win was especially satisfying for Harrison, who played here several times as a Junior – including the Clay Court Nationals as a 12-year-old -- before turning pro in 2007. Harrison reached a career-high world...

Tournament celebrating Bryan Bros. throughout the event at their 13th DBO FEBRUARY 17, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced a special tournament celebration for greatest doubles team of all-time Bob and Mike Bryan that will take place throughout the event this year. Five-time champions in Delray Beach, including winning the 2019 title, the “Bryan Brothers” will begin their 13th and final appearance on Wednesday night, February 19 (not before 8:00 p.m.) against Australian duo Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson. In honor of their final appearance in Delray Beach, the tournament is offering a “twin” promotion with two-for-one reserved seats provided to all twins who come out Wednesday night to watch the Bryan Brothers in action. “What a run. They’ve become family here. Winning so many times and losing some heartbreakers, I felt like I had to console my sons…and they...

Former Champ Earns First 2020 Victory By STEVE DORSEY DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Returning to the site of his first and only title as a pro on the ATP Tour was just what Frances Tiafoe needed to notch his first win of the year. Tiafoe, who captured the Delray Beach Open title in 2018, won his first match of 2020 Monday night with a workmanlike 7-6(3), 6-2 victory against qualifier Emilio Gomez of Ecuador. Tiafoe’s win put the finishing touches on a perfect 4-0 day for Americans in first-round play at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. Tiafoe, who lives only about 10 minutes away in Boynton Beach, had lost in the first round of all three tournaments he’s entered this year, all outside the United States. Coming home might have been the remedy he needed to erase the zero on the left side of his record. His...

  Photo Cred: 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...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                NOVEMBER 18, 2020   CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com   MEDIA ADVISORY – NEWS COVERAGE NOV. 14-17 LIAM DRAXL WINS “SURVIVOR” #1 TOURNAMENT University of Kentucky Tennis Star Earns Wild card into Delray Beach ATP Tourney Delray Beach, FL—As the sun set Tuesday afternoon, Liam Draxl, the tournament’s #1 seed, chased down one last crosscourt volley and pounded one final passing shot to defeat #13 DJ Thomas (Reynoldsburg, OH) 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the first of two Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com “Survivor” events. Draxl’s physically and mentally imposing game earned the Canadian seven consecutive wins in four days and the ultimate prize, a wildcard into the Qualifying tournament at February’s Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/). Qualifying for the ATP 250 event will take place Sat. and Sun., Feb. 13-14 on courts 1 and 4 at Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center while ATP legends...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                DECEMBER 16, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM TO OPEN 2021 TENNIS SEASON Tickets On Sale Now for January 4-13 ATP Tournament DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – The Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com will be a season-opening event on the ATP Tour following a date change moving the tournament to January 4-13. “The City of Delray Beach along with our tournament staff worked very quickly to take advantage of this chance to play host to a season-opening event,” said Tournament Director Mark Baron. “The players are eager to get back to playing in tournaments and we are happy to provide that opportunity. We look forward to welcoming them as well as our fans to a healthy and safely produced event in a few short weeks.” Originally scheduled for February, the 2021 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com will feature the ATP Champions Tour legends event...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                DECEMBER 17, 2020   CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com   FORMER WINNERS BRYAN BROTHERS, HAAS LEAD ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR FIELD IN DELRAY BEACH Bryans & Jensens Captains for Twelfth Annual Legends Event to be Held Jan. 4-6 DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Six-time Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan will be joined by former singles winner Tommy Haas in the field for the tournament’s ATP Champions Tour event that will be held Jan. 4-6, at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The Bryans retired last summer after playing their final ATP Tour event at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com in February where they claimed the tournament title for the second year in a row. The California twins will captain Team Bryans in their ATP Champions Tour debut. They will face Team Jensens, which will be captained by brothers Luke and Murphy Jensen. The teams...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                DECEMBER 22, 2020   CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com FOUR FORMER CHAMPIONS ENTER 2021 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM Tickets On Sale Now for January 4-13 ATP Tournament DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Four former champions – Reilly Opelka (2020), Frances Tiafoe (2018), Sam Querrey (2017) and Kei Nishikori (2008) – are among the players who have entered the season-opening Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com that will take place January 4-13. “We look forward to welcoming this terrific field to open the 2021 season in Delray Beach,” said Tournament Director Mark Baron. “While there are plenty of very familiar faces, including these former champions, returning to Delray Beach, we’re also excited to see some new names from the next generation of ATP stars for the first time.” The full singles field at the 2021 tournament will feature 28 singles players, 21 of whom are included on this initial entry list. An...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                DECEMBER 26, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com   ANDY MURRAY AWARDED WILD CARD FOR DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM Former World No. 1 to Headline Night Session on Friday, Jan. 8 DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Andy Murray, a 46-time winner on the ATP Tour who has been ranked No. 1 in the world, has been awarded a wild card for the season-opening Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com that will take place January 4-13. The three-time Major champion joins four former tournament winners – Reilly Opelka (2020), Frances Tiafoe (2018), Sam Querrey (2017) and Kei Nishikori (2008) – in the field. Murray will make his Delray Beach Open debut during Session 8, which will take place Friday night, Jan. 8. Additional headline matches have also been announced, including Opelka beginning his title defense on Thursday night, Jan. 7. The top-ranked American, John Isner, will headline the Saturday night session...