24 Aug Delpo, Nishikori, Bryans & Coco Coming to Delray Beach 2020
AUGUST 24, 2019
TOP 20 ATP TENNIS STARS JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO,
KEI NISHIKORI AND THE BRYAN BROTHERS COMMIT TO 2020
DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM
Local WTA Teenage Tennis Sensation Coco Gauff Confirmed for Saturday Night
Exhibition Match on February 15thfor her Hometown Fans
AUGUST 24, 2019, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/)announced that ATP TOUR tennis stars Juan Martin del Potro, Kei Nishikori and Bob and Mike Bryanhave committed to playing Delray Beach in 2020, the 28thedition of the event. In addition, local Delray Beach teenage sensation Coco Gauffwill be making an appearance at the hometown event in an exhibition match on Saturday night, February 15th.
Getting underway February 14-23 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, Juan Martin del Potro will be making his sixth appearance in Delray Beach, including winning the 2011 singles title, while 2008 singles Champion Kei Nishikori will be making his 5thappearance and returning Champions Bob and Mike Bryan return to pursue their sixth doubles title.
On Saturday, February 15th, Coco Gauff will take stadium court during that night session at 7:00 p.m. in a best of three set match (3rdset is a match tie-breaker, if needed) that will take place in between the ATP Champions Tour matches played at 5:30pm and 8:30pm. With tickets starting at $30, local residents will have the opportunity to watch Gauff in action up-close after the 15-year-old made a big splash at Wimbledon after receiving a wild card into qualifying where she won consecutive straight-set matches and defeating Venus Williams in the first round before advancing to the second week. A Florida native who has captured the attention of tennis fans around the world and in her hometown, Gauff is the former no. 1 junior in the world and won the 2018 Roland Garros girls title and was a finalist in the US Open girls singles draw in 2017 at the age of 13.
“We are excited to have spoken with Coco and her team and confirm that she will be part of the February event,” said Mark Baron, Tournament Director. “It’s something we all wanted. It will be a beautiful night for the game, for the community and for Coco to be able to play in a stadium full of family and friends in her own backyard.”
Taking the court Tuesday, Feb. 18thin the night session (8) will be del Potro. Reaching a career-high singles ranking of No. 3 in 2018, del Potro was the 2018 US Open singles finalist and qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals for the fifth time after a season that included winning his first ATP Masters 1000 title. To date, del Potro has captured 22 ATP singles titles including the 2009 US Open and boasts the most wins (10) over No. 1 ranked singles players including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer which is the most by any player who has not been ranked No. 1. In 2016, del Potro led Argentina to their first Davis Cup Title and won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
Winning his first singles title in Delray Beach at 19-years-old to make him the youngest singles champion on tour since 1998. Nishikori is the top Asian player in ATP rankings history and achieved a career-high ranking of No. 4 in 2015. Nishikori has won 12 ATP Tour titles and between 2014-2016 and in 2018 he finished in the top 10 and qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals. Nishikori’s biggest career win was over No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the 2014 US Open to become the first Asian Grand Slam men’s singles finalist. Additionally, Nishikori is the first Asian man to reach the quarterfinals of all four grand slams and captured the 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medal after defeating Rafael Nadal.
In the doubles action on Wednesday, Feb 19 in the night session (10), the winningest tandem of all-time Bob and Mike Bryan are returning to pursue their sixth Delray Beach doubles title and defend their 2019 win. In their 11 appearances, they have reached a record seven finals including capturing the titles in 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2019. Together, the Bryan Brothers share 118 career doubles titles, 16 Grand Slam titles and are the only doubles or singles players to sweep all four Grand Slams, 9 ATP Masters 1000 events, the Nitto ATP Finals and Olympics, winning gold in London (2012) and bronze in Beijing (2008). Additionally, The Bryan Brothers also have the most victories by any doubles team in US Davis Cup history with a 24-5 win/loss record including winning the Davis Cup in 2007. The Bryan Brothers have finished No. 1 in team rankings ten times during their career and were voted ATP Tour Fan favorites for 12 consecutive years (2005-2012).
The 10-day 2020 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com will begin with an ATP Champions Tour team-event over President’s Day weekend (Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 16) starring some of the game’s favorite players who’ve retired from the ATP Tour, continue with the ATP 250 singles and doubles draws starting on Monday, Feb. 17 and conclude with the ATP 250 finals on Sunday, Feb. 23.
Series packages and individual seats are now on sale with individual tickets starting at $30. Series Courtside Boxes are available in Standard, Premium and Platinum packages beginning at $2,200 for a two-seat package ($3,200+ value). Additionally, the on-court Best Seats in the House and covered Stadium Veranda packages start at just $4,500 (a value of $6,300+) for a two-seat package and Reserved Series Tickets start at just $250 per seat. Box, Best Seat and Veranda Series packages include the following amenities:
- Parking passes (one for every two seats)
- VIP clubhouse lounge access
- Invitation for series holders’ reception
- Seat name recognition
- Official tournament gift plus lanyard with logoed ticket holder
- Right of first right of renewal each year for series tickets.
A complete schedule of all match times and ticket opportunities is posted at YellowTennisBall.com. Tickets can be secured online or by calling 561-330-6000.
Disclaimer – Match schedule, including number of sessions, dates, times, number of matches and players scheduled are subject to change. Tickets are not eligible for refund or exchange.
About The Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com: The only tournament in the world featuring an ATP Champions Tour event and an ATP 250 event in the same week at the same venue is held in Delray Beach, Florida, February 14-23 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The ATP Tour’s first North American hard court event of the outdoor season is one of just 10 ATP Tour events in the United States. 2020 will be its 22ndyear in Delray Beach, and 28thoverall. The 3-day, ATP Champions Tour team-event is in its 11thyear and was the first-ever ATP Champions Tour event played on US soil. Each year the tournament brings world-class tennis players and thousands of visitors to Delray Beach and Palm Beach County. In 2010, the tournament received the Discover The Palm Beaches Florida’s annual Providencia Award for its extraordinary contribution to tourism. The City of Delray Beach was also a finalist for the USTA’s “Best Tennis Town” Award and in 2003, the tournament was the recipient of the ATP’s “Award of Excellence.” For more information please visit www.YellowTennisBall.com.
About the ATP:The ATP is the governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuits – the ATP Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 63 tournaments in 30 countries, the 2019 ATP Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the 2019 ATP Tour will battle for prestigious titles and ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, as well as Grand Slams (non-ATP events). At the end of the season only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams will qualify to compete for the last title of the season at the Nitto ATP Finals. Held at The O2 in London, the event will officially crown the 2019 ATP Tour No. 1. For more information, please visit www.ATPTour.com.
About the ATP Champions Tour:The ATP Champions Tour brings together many of the greatest tennis players in history for nostalgic, competitive and entertaining tournaments around the world. Players are either formerly ranked No. 1 in the world in singles, a Grand Slam singles champion or finalist, or a singles player on a winning Davis Cup team. Players must be retired from ATP World Tour competition and each event can invite wild card entrants of its choice. Delray Beach features a team-format for its 3-day ATP Champions Tour event.
About The City of Delray Beach:In southeast Palm Beach County, along the Atlantic seashore, a Village by the Sea that began as an agricultural community in 1895 has become one of Florida’s most popular destinations for visitors, new families and seasonal residents. The City of Delray Beach encompasses slightly over 16 square miles with a permanent population of nearly 65,000 and growing. The city’s charm continues to garner national awards. In 2017 alone the city received three awards: the “All-America City” award from the National Civic League (NCL) for literacy strides (the NCL also recognized Delray Beach in 1993 and 2001), a “Playful City USA” designation for providing 24 playgrounds for residents, and the recognition of Atlantic Avenue as one of the “10 Great American Shopping Streets” by USA Today. In 2012 during the nationally televised “Best of the Road” special, Delray Beach was chosen by Rand McNally, USA Today and the Travel Channel as the “Most Fun Small Town” in America. In 2014, USA Today named Delray as one of the “Best Atlantic Beaches in Florida.”