19 Feb DBO Notebook Saturday – Day
DBO Notebook Saturday, Feb. 19 – Day Notebook
NORRIE DOMINATES PAUL TO ADVANCE TO SUNDAY’S FINAL
World No. 13 and No. 1 seed Cameron Norrie defeated South Florida’s Tommy Paul 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday afternoon’s first semifinal match. Norrie, who is undefeated as the No. 1 seed on the ATP Tour, looks to become the highest ranked player to win the title in tournament history. A win on Sunday would make Norrie the second No. 1 seed to win the title in Delray Beach and give him his third career title. He would be the first left-handed player to win the title in Delray Beach since Ricardo Mello in 2004.
AREVALO, ROJER ADVANCE TO FIRST DELRAY BEACH OPEN DOUBLES FINAL
Marcelo Arevalo & Jean-Julien Rojer will make their first Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com doubles final after defeating Marcos Giron & Hans Hach Verdugo 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday. Arevalo & Rojer are coming off a doubles title last week in Dallas. Rojer, a two-time Major winner and Miami Killian High School alum, seeks his 31st career doubles title while Arevalo, a Plantation, Florida resident, eyes his fourth ATP doubles title.
FINALS SPOTS ON THE LINE IN SATURDAY NIGHT SESSION
The final spot for the singles and doubles final are on the line in Saturday night’s semifinals. Delray Beach resident and former champion Reilly Opelka looks to become the fifth player in tournament history to win two titles in Delray Beach. He faces Australian John Millman, who hit the tournament’s 10,000th ace, in the second singles semifinal at 8 p.m. American wild card duo Robert Galloway & Alex Lawson take on No. 3 seed Aleksandr Nedovyesov & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in the doubles semifinal at 6 p.m.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets for the 30th anniversary tournament are available for purchase in-person at the box office or online at yellowtennisball.com. Veranda & Best Seats/ On-Court Seating are Sold Out for Sunday, Feb. 20. Stadium Box seats are 95% Sold Out, Reserved Seating is limited for Sunday, Feb. 20.
AROUND THE GROUNDS
- The USTA Florida Wheelchair Showcase was held on Thursday, where some of the best wheelchair tennis players in the area performed tennis drills.
- Emirates video. One of the most incredible TV commercials ever! – would you stand on top of this building?!
- Ladies Luncheon. Includes Gourmet lunch, raffle prizes, wine, specialty DBO beverage, Stadium Court tickets & more!
- Lucky winners had the opportunity to challenge Grigor Dimitrov, Jack Sock and other ATP pros in a remote control car race held on Stadium Court as part of the BMW Challenge A Pro.
- Fans had enjoyed tennis, drinks and music at Friday night’s Game.Set.Pour event during session 14.