Del Potro and Raonic Headed To Delray Beach
DELRAY BEACH, FL: The Delray Beach Open has announced first-round schedules for world No. 3 Milos Raonic and former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro for the upcoming ATP World Tour event that will be played at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center February 17 – 26.
If he maintains his No. 3 ranking, the 26-year-old Raonic would be the highest ranked player in the tournament’s 25-year history. He will play his first-round match on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 pm in the day session’s feature slot.
The Canadian reached last year’s Wimbledon final enroute to the highest ranking of his career.
Del Potro, 28, will play in the Tuesday evening prime-time slot at 8:00 pm. The Argentine returned to the courts a year ago in Delray Beach (from wrist surgery), and climbed from a ranking of 1045 ranked to No. 38. He was named ATP “Comeback Player of the Year” for the second time in his career.
During the course of the season, del Potro defeated the top five players in tennis: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal.
The tournament also announced that the Bryan Brothers, who will be in search of their fifth Delray Beach title, begin that quest on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the evening’s feature match at 8:00 pm.
Tickets to the 10-day event can be secured online (Delray Beach Open Tickets), at the on-site box office (30 NW 1st Avenue in Delray Beach) or over the phone (561-330-6000 ext.1).
Complete tournament information can be found on the www.YellowTennisBall.com website.