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Fritz, Shapo, Norrie Headline 2023 Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Nov. 15, 2022 – When the Delray Beach Open returns February 10-19, it will mark the ATP Tour event’s 25th year at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. A strong player field is already committing to battle at the quarter-century celebration including world top 10 player American Taylor Fritz, who just defeated Rafael Nadal on Sunday at the ATP Finals year-end championships, and defending champion Cameron Norrie of Great Britain. Canadian star Denis Shapovalov is ranked in the world’s top 20 and will return to Delray Beach for the first time in five years, and fan favorite John Isner of the US will bring his big serve to the tournament for the ninth time.

“We have some of the top stars from the ATP Tour coming to play in Delray Beach,” Tournament Director Mark Baron said. “The No. 1 American and British players, one of our favorites from Canada and the tour’s all-time ace leader will all have fans in the stands cheering for them. It’s a great tribute to 25 years in Delray Beach that these players want to play here.”

Fritz agrees. “I’ve been coming to the Delray area for tennis since I was a kid. It’s amazing to return to the tournament as a top seed and look back at the growth of my game over the years. I look forward to hitting the courts in Delray Beach and helping fans celebrate 25 years of the tournament in their city.”

Isner is scheduled to play his first match during session 7 on Tuesday, Feb. 14 with Fritz scheduled to open his campaign in session 10 on Wednesday evening, Feb. 15.

The 10-day combined event will begin with an ATP Champions Tour event opening weekend Feb. 10-12 featuring some of the game’s legends and favorite past players, as well as the qualifying rounds for the ATP 250 event. Singles and doubles main draw action for the ATP 250 event starts Monday, Feb. 13. Finals are on Sunday, Feb. 19.

A great gift for tennis fans, tickets are 30% off for box and reserved seats for sessions 1-6 (includes ATP Champions Tour opening weekend, ATP 250 qualifying and opening day/night of ATP 250 event) with a November promotion that starts Friday and runs through the end of the month. Use promo code THANKS23 online at www.YellowTennisBall.com (not to be combined with any other offer).

All individual session tickets for the Delray Beach Open are on sale and start at just $42. Weeklong series packages can now be secured for a $100 deposit. Veranda series packages have already sold out but a variety of series packages are still available starting at $750, including reserved seats, courtside box seats and on-court “Best Seats in the House.” Packages include parking and exclusive amenities, making them an all-inclusive deal. A Finals Weekender package starts at $300 and includes quarterfinals through finals tickets. Visit www.YellowTennisBall.com, call 561-330-6000 or email info@YellowTennisBall.com for more information.

Some of the world’s best players launched their careers at the Delray Beach Open. Former champion American Frances Tiafoe, now ranked in the world’s top 20, continues to light up crowds with his game and personality, and reached this year’s U.S. Open semifinals. Other recent Delray Beach champions include former U.S. Open winners Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro, Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson, and multiple Grand Slam doubles titlist Jack Sock. Other competitors over the tournament’s entire 30 years of ATP tennis include a roster of Hall of Famers and fan favorites with Nick KyrgiosAndre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Lleyton HewittTommy Haas, Patrick Rafter, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander and Jimmy Connors being among the most notable.

The Delray Beach stop on the global ATP Tour annually plays in front of over 60,000 fans and reaches television audiences in over 50 countries. 

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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. 

About The Delray Beach Open: 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 10-19, 2023 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. 2023 will be its 25th year in Delray Beach, and 31st overall. The 3-day, ATP Champions Tour team-event is in its 14th year and was the first-ever ATP Champions Tour event played on US soil. Each year the Delray Beach Open 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 Pepperstone 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, presented by Pepperstone, 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 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.”

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