Delray Beach Open Ready to be a Smash Hit for Delray Beach
12 Feb, 2019
The 2019 Delray Beach Open presented by VITACOST.com is set to rock Delray Beach’s downtown tennis stadium this February with the game’s best ATP players going up against the youngest rising stars on tour.
Now joining an already star-filled line-up, 2009 US Open Champion and 2011 Delray Beach Champion Juan Martin del Potro will be making his fifth appearance in the Village by the Sea, starting his season for the third consecutive year in Delray Beach. Del Potro will play his opening match Tuesday, February 19th, at 8:00 p.m. following 2018 Singles Champion Frances Tiafoe who is scheduled to play at 6 p.m. in a blockbuster night of play.
Adding to the star power of the 2019 field are Americans Steve Johnson, Tennys Sandgren and former champion Jack Sock in addition to rising young guns Mackenzie McDonald, Michael Mmoh, Taylor Fritz and Reilly Opelka. Bringing the international flair, some of the ATP favorites are Andreas Seppi (Italy), Feliciano Lopez (Spain), Adrian Mannarino (France), Bernard Tomic (Australia) and former champion Ivo Karlovic (Croatia).
New this year, opening weekend will see the inaugural First Serve Tennis Ball and ATP Pro Am. The “Tennis Ball” on Saturday evening February 16, will feature a lavish dinner and open bar with live entertainment starting at 6:00 p.m. followed by box seats at the Team World vs. Team Americas ATP Champions Tour matches.
On Sunday, February 17, the Pro Am tournament will swing underway at 9:30 a.m. with 12 teams comprised of an amateur and an ATP professional player competing against each other. The top two teams from the morning session will play against each other in the Pro-Am championship match on the main stadium Court between the day’s two scheduled ATP Champions Tour matches. The championship match will include a chair umpire, ball kids, Hawkeye Live electronic line-calling and all match amenities afforded ATP pros, as well as a raucous crowd. For “Tennis Ball” tickets or to participate in the ATP Pro Am, contact Sonny Maken at First Serve directly at Sonny@firstserveusa.org or at 561-767-0220.