07 Jan Sebastian Korda – American Star, 2021 Finalist – Added To Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com Player Field
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Sebastian Korda – American Star, 2021 Finalist – Added To Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com Player Field
Next Gen ATP Finals Runner-Up Will Make Second Appearance in Delray Beach
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2022) – Sebastian Korda, a 21-year-old American who reached last year’s final, will return to the 2022 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com, the ATP 250 tournament that will be held Feb. 11-20 in the three-time National Civic League All-America city.
Korda will be making his second tournament appearance after finishing as runner-up last year in what was just his fifth Tour-level event.
The 30th anniversary of the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com will also include former champions Reilly Opelka and Frances Tiafoe along with current World No. 12 Cameron Norrie and six-time ATP Tour titleholder Nick Kyrgios.
Tickets are available at YellowTennisBall.com and at the on-site box office (561-330-6000, 30 NW 1st Ave., Delray Beach FL 33444). Seating options range from on-court “Best Seats in the House” and covered Veranda seating to reserved seats and courtside box seats, all with backs and arm rests.
In his Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com debut, Korda defeated two top five seeds to reach his first ATP Tour final. After capturing the ATP Challenger Tour title in Quimper just two weeks after his run in Delray Beach, Korda advanced to the quarterfinals at the ATP Masters 1000 in Miami last March.
Korda continued his success after Delray Beach when he did not drop a set en route to his first career ATP Tour singles title in Parma last May. Korda and his father, Petr, a former Australian Open champion and two-time Delray Beach Open competitor, are the third father-son duo to win ATP Tour titles.
The 21-year-old also matched his career-best finish at a Major when he advanced to the Round of 16 at Wimbledon last July. In his first full season on the ATP Tour, Korda earned 31 wins to obtain a career-high ranking of No. 38 capped off by a runner-up finish at the Next Gen ATP Finals.
In addition to his father’s success on the ATP Tour, other members of Korda’s family have had tremendous athletic achievements. His mother, Regina Rajchrtova, held a career-high ranking of No. 26 on the WTA Tour while Korda’s older sisters, Jessica and Nelly, are both Australian Open champions on the LPGA Tour. Nelly also won the 2021 Women’s PGA Championship and a gold medal in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Opening weekend in Delray Beach, Feb. 11-13 will include ATP Champions Tour legends match-ups followed by the first-ever Delray Beach Open mixed doubles match featuring 2021 US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez and her sister Bianca along with the 10-time ATP Tour No. 1 team Bob and Mike Bryan. Leylah Fernandez teams with Bob Bryan while Bianca Fernandez pairs with Mike Bryan for the match. The Fernandez sisters and the Bryan Brothers are two of four sets of siblings competing on opening weekend.
Qualifying for the ATP 250 event begins on Feb. 12, featuring Delray Beach resident Victor Lilov (17), a 2021 Wimbledon junior finalist who earned a wild card thanks to clinching the Delray Beach Open’s Survivor Series title in November. Singles and doubles main draw action for the ATP 250 event starts Monday Feb. 14 and concludes with the ATP 250 finals on Sunday, Feb. 20.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, the Delray Beach stop on the global ATP Tour annually plays in front of over 60,000 fans and a television audience in more than 50 countries. On-site it’s 10 days of themed parties, live music and art, the wine and champagne lounge, The Craft bar, courtside tables & bottle service, on-court and covered seating and so much more at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, the winner of the USTA’s 2021 Outstanding Tennis Facility award.
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 Tour event in the same week at the same venue is held in Delray Beach, Florida, February 11-20 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, winner of the USTA’s 2021 Outstanding Tennis Facility award. The ATP Tour’s first North American hardcourt event of the outdoor season is one of just 10 ATP Tour events in the United States. 2022 will be its 24th year in Delray Beach, and 30th overall. The 3-day, ATP Champions Tour team-event is in its 13th year and was the first-ever ATP Champions Tour event played on US soil. Each year the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com 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 an “ATP Award of Excellence.” For more information please visit www.YellowTennisBall.com.
About The ATP: As a global governing body of men’s professional tennis, the ATP’s mission is to serve tennis. We entertain a billion global fans, showcase the world’s greatest players at the most prestigious tournaments, and inspire the next generation of fans and players. From the ATP Cup in Australia, to Europe, the Americas and Asia, the stars of the game battle for titles and FedEx ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, and Grand Slams. All roads lead towards the Nitto ATP Finals, the prestigious season finale held in Turin, Italy. Featuring only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams, the tournament also sees the official crowning of the year-end ATP World No. 1, the ultimate achievement in tennis. 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 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 Tour competition and each event can invite wild card entrants of its choice. The Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com features a 3-day team-format.
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.”