Delray Beach Opens Returns With New Sponsor, Top Tennis Players

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Staff report

Catch your favorite tennis player downtown this month when the Delray Beach Open returns from Feb. 15-24 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center.

This year, the event is presented by VITACOST.com.

The event will begin with the eight player ATP Champions Tour event from Feb. 15-17.

It showcases players in an Americas vs. World format. This year’s Team Americas players include 2018 champion and team captain Fernando Gonzalez, Jan-Michael Gambill, Jay Berger, and Palm Beach County resident Jesse Levine squaring off against Team World, made up of former Delray Beach ATP 250 champion and team captain Tommy Haas of Germany, Wayne Ferreira of South Africa, the UK’s Tim Henman, and Mikael Pernfors of Sweden.

Then, the weeklong ATP Tour event runs from Feb. 18-24 and will include many of the world’s top-ranked men’s singles players and doubles teams.

This year’s players are led by 2018 singles champion, American Frances Tiafoe; Nick Kyrgios of Australia; 2018 world No. 6 and Delray Beach resident favorite Kevin Anderson; 2017 Delray Beach singles finalist Milos Raonic of Canada; and four-time Delray Beach doubles champions and fan favorites, the Bryan Brothers.

Away from the tennis theater, guests enjoy a live music stage, shopping bazaar, photo opportunities with the VolleyGirls, top-shelf dining and drinking, up-close interaction with ATP stars, children’s activities and local art displays.

On Feb. 18, USTA Kidz Day will treat ticket holders to a full day of professional tennis matches and fun activities for the kids. New this year, celebrate at Game, Set, Pour, a charitable-minded extravaganza of beer and wine pairings from the area’s most renowned breweries, wineries and restaurants on Feb. 22.