Ernests Gulbis Gets DBO Wildcard

Ernests Gulbis Gets DBO Wildcard

TWO-TIME DELRAY BEACH CHAMPION ERNESTS GULBIS GRANTED WILDCARD

FOR 2020 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM QUALIFYING EVENT

Singles Qualifying Field Announced Including Top 100 Player Cameron Norrie

JANUARY 30, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced the singles qualifying field for their ATP 250 event and that two-time singles Champion Ernests Gulbis will be receiving a wild card into the Feb. 15-16 16 player draw.

Capturing his first singles title in Delray Beach in 2010 (defeating Iv Karlovic), Gulbis (No. 256) won his second title in 2013 after advancing through the qualifying rounds and defeating James Blake, Tommy Haas and Sam Querrey en route to the finals. In addition, Gulbis has won four other ATP titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 10 in June 2014 after defeating Roger Federer in five sets to advance to the semifinals of Roland Garros.

“Our fans love the brand of tennis and character Ernests brings to the courts and to the event,” said Tournament Director, Mark Baron. “He’s always been recognized for his outrageous ability and athleticism and for him to have put it all together here, twice, we’re proud of that. We’d love to see his name on the trophy again.”

In addition to Gulbis, up-and-coming ATP player Cameron Norrie ranked No. 62 is leading the field of singles qualifiers in Delray Beach who will be competing for one of the four main draw spots available. Reaching a career-high ranking of No. 41 in 2019, Norrie boasts wins over John Isner and Nick Kyrgios.

Delray Beach’s complete qualifying acceptance list includes the following players: Alex Bolt (AUS)

Marius Copil (ROU), Taro Daniel (JPN), Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP), Marcos Giron (USA), Emilio Gomez (ECU), Denis Istomin (UZB), Jason Jung (TPE), Mitchell Krueger (USA), Henri Laaksonen (SUI), Paolo Lorenzi (ITA), Cameron Norrie (GBR), Danilo Petrovic (SRB), and Bernard Tomic (AUS). The tournament still holds two wildcards and two special exempts that will round out the 32-player ATP 250 main event.

The 10-day Delray Beach ATP Tour stop will open Valentine’s Day weekend with an ATP Champions Tour legends team event and a special exhibition match starring teen tennis star Coco Gauff. The Team Europe vs Team World legends match-up will star David Ferrer, James Blake, Tommy Haas, Marcos Baghdatis and other fan-favorites.

On President’s Day Monday, Feb. 17, the game’s reigning stars take center court commencing the ATP 250 matches. Fans can book now for the tournament’s “Super Tuesday” (Feb. 18) featuring Kei Nishikori, Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic while the winningest team of all-time Bob and Mike Bryan will be making their final Tour appearance in Delray Beach starting on Wednesday night, Feb. 19.

Whether you’re spending all 10 days at “The Beach” or a few preferred sessions, the tournament offers a perfect ticket for everyone.  Individual tickets for all sessions are on sale now and start as low as $30. The economical “Flex-Three” package offers 20% off box and reserved stadium court seats when three or more tournament sessions are purchased while the “Daily Double” provides 10% off box and reserved stadium court seats when tickets are purchased for the day and evening session for the same day (discounts end January 19, 2020).

See the full lineup of offers, parties, special events, food and beverage options and more at YellowTennisBall.com or call 561-330-6000.

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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.

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