The Delray Beach Open, the world’s only 10-day event consisting of an ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR event (Feb. 12 – 14) and an ATP WORLD TOUR event (Feb. 15 – 21), is televised nationally and internationally, and hosts over 50,000 spectators and 10+ hospitality and special events.
The ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR event is the only ATP Champions Tour sanctioned event in the U.S. and consists players that have been ranked World No. 1, a Grand Slam singles finalist, or a singles player in a victorious Davis Cup team (plus one-two Wildcards). TEAM USA (3 participants) vs. TEAM INT’L (3 participants) format • 9 singles matches in total, first team to win 5 singles matches wins the ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT. Note: Players are subject to change due to injuries or other unforeseen circumstances. *Click for the Delray Beach Open ‘ATP World Tour’ event participant list.
- Team USA: Mardy FISH, James BLAKE, Aaron KRICKSTEIN
- Team INTERNATIONAL: Mark PHILIPPOUSSIS, Sebastien GROSJEAN, Greg RUSEDSKI
DELRAY BEACH: 19-7 in eight appearances. 2009 champion. Making ATP Champions Tour debut. CAREER: Top 20 in ‘03 (No. 20) and ‘10 (No. 16). Top 10 (No. 7) in ’11, appearing in year-end ATP World Tour Finals. Won six titles and made three Grand Slam quarters over career. 7-7 in Davis Cup singles, 4-1 in doubles. Suffered heart ailment in ‘12 forcing early retirement from ATP World Tour. PERSONAL: The former Vero Beach resident attended Boca Prep as a senior; lived with Andy Roddick. His Mardy Fish Foundation works with children’s after school programs and benefits Kids On Court. An avid golfer and lives in LA with his wife and son.
DELRAY BEACH: 12-7 in seven ATP World Tour events; finalist in ‘07 and ‘08. Made ATP Champions Tour debut last year in Delray Beach. CAREER: 10 titles in 24 finals. Career-high No. 4 in ‘06 winning five titles, finals at Tennis Master’s Cup, quarters at Miami and US Open. Missed most of ‘04 due to fractured neck and viral infection. Returned to Top 25 in ’05—ATP’s “Comeback Player of the Year” after reaching first Grand Slam semi at the US Open. Part of ‘07 US Davis Cup winning team. PERSONAL: Nation’s top college player at Harvard in ‘99. Won the ‘08 Arthur Ashe “Humanitarian of the Year” award. His ‘07 book “Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life” was a New York Times Best Seller.
DELRAY BEACH: Played in four of five ATP Champions Tour events in Delray Beach with a 7-6 record. Reached 2011 final against Mark Philippoussis. CAREER: Owns two ATP World Tour records; youngest player to win an ATP event (age 16) and youngest in the Top 10 (age 17). Reached career-high of No. 6 in February 1990. Won nine titles in his career. Owned a five-set record of 28-9. Member of six Davis Cup teams including 1990 championship team. PERSONAL: A Michigan native. Won 12 U.S. titles as a junior. Niece Morgan Pressel plays on LPGA Tour. Has been the director of tennis at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, FL for more than a decade.
DELRAY BEACH: Won the ATP Champions Tour event in 2011 and is 3-3 in two appearances. CAREER: Two-time Grand Slam finalist: Runner-up at the ’98 US Open and ’03 Wimbledon. The big-serving Aussie reached Wimbledon quarterfinals three straight years, 1998-2000, and won 11 career ATP titles. ATP’s “Newcomer of the Year” in 1996 and its “Comeback Player of the Year” in 2003, a year in which he finished No. 9 in the rankings. Member of championship Australian Davis Cup teams in 1999 and 2003. PERSONAL: Philippoussis was named to People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” lists in 1998 and 2000. A former resident of Delray Beach and an avid surfer. Currently lives in San Diego.
DELRAY BEACH: Reached the 1995 final and the 2004 quarterfinals. Making his Delray Beach ATP Champions Tour debut. CAREER: Won 15 ATP titles in 27 finals between 1993 and 2005. Reached world No. 4 during the 1997 season and played in the Wimbledon quarterfinals and US Open final. Spent 98 weeks as the No. 1 Brit and was 20-10 in Davis Cup play. PERSONAL: The Canadian native once owned the fastest serve recorded in an ATP match (149 mph). Has worked as a tennis commentator for the BBC and is now a key figure on Sky Sports and Eurosport. Great Britain’s former Junior Davis Cup captain led the British junior team to their first-ever title in 2011.
DELRAY BEACH: In three appearances reached the quarterfinals in ’98 and the finals in ’99. Making his debut in Delray Beach’s ATP Champions Tour event. CAREER: Ranked No. 6 in the world in 2001 and reached the final of the year-end ATP Championships. Won four ATP titles during his career and reached four Grand Slam semifinals. In 16 Davis Cup, Grosjean was 16-9 in singles. PERSONAL: No. 1 junior in the world in both singles and doubles in 1996. Has lived in Boca Raton since 1999 and his son, Tom, is a rising junior tennis player. He and fellow former ATP pro Sergi Bruguera coach Top 10 Richard Gasquet.