Defending Champs Sign On For 2015

Defending Champs Sign On For 2015

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Defending champions Marin Cilic (singles) and the Bryan Brothers (doubles) will be returning to play in the Delray Beach Open ,   scheduled for February 13-22 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The ATP World Tour event is in its 23rd year, and 17th in Delray Beach.
The announcement comes as the event kicks off its annual pre-sale during the US Open by offering a 20 percent discount on all individual seats, including the on-court “Best Seats in the House” and covered Veranda seats, as well as courtside box seats and reserved seating; specially-priced packages will also be available during the pre-sale that runs from Friday, August 22 – Monday, September 8.
“We want 2015 to be special and memorable,” says tournament director Mark Baron. “Welcoming our defending champions back is our first step in building a great field for our fans.”
Cilic won the 2014 Delray Beach singles title over Kevin Anderson in February in the longest final (3 hours, 9 minutes) in tournament history.

“It was great for me to win another trophy on US soil and at Delray (Beach) I enjoyed playing some of my best tennis of my career,” said Cilic. “I’m looking forward to coming back next year. It’s going to be definitely a nice challenge to try to win back-to-back titles. I’m going to enjoy the crowd there and the atmosphere which is really nice.”

The Croat broke into the Top 20 soon after leaving Delray Beach, continuing his stellar play by putting together a 40-win season and reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in June against
Novak Djokovic.
The world No. 1 Bryan Brothers make history every time they step on the court, and the two are aiming for their 100th ATP World Tour title at the upcoming US Open. Delray Beach is another spot where the brothers have had wild success in winning three titles while compiling 15 career wins – both tournament records. Fans will also have the opportunity to see the twins on stage as The Bryan Brothers Band will perform during the event.
“We love playing in Delray Beach because it’s such an intimate atmosphere and one of the great stops on the Tour,” said Mike Bryan. “We’re excited to be playing for our fourth title there, and picking up our guitars and performing on the main stage during the week is also a thrill for us.”
The Bryans’ quest to defend their title starts with their first-round match on Wednesday, February 18 in the 12:30 pm feature slot of the day session.
In addition to discounted individual seats, a variety of series packages for all 17 sessions will be available during the pre-sale. Box series are $1,500 for two seats, or $2,500 for four, while the on-court Best Seats in the House package is up to 60 percent off regular prices, discounted to $3,000 for two seats, or $4,500 for four.
The popular Weekender Series that includes the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals (sessions 13-17) is discounted to $200, and the tournament’s “Anytime Voucher” is 20 percent off during the promotional period. The voucher can be purchased for box or reserved seats and exchanged for any of the 17 sessions, subject to availability.
Fans have three ways to take advantage of the promotional ticket prices. Tickets can be ordered online at www.YellowTennisBall.com, by calling 561-330-6000 or at the on-site box office at 30 NW 1st Avenue in Delray Beach.
In addition to the ATP World Tour event, the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian also hosts many of the sport’s legends in an ATP Champions Tour event during the opening President’s Day weekend of the 10-day event.
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