ATP World Tour Players

2015 ATP World Tour Players

The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas, the world’s only 10-day event consisting of an ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR event (Feb. 13 – 15, 2015) and an ATP WORLD TOUR event (Feb. 16 – 22, 2015), is televised nationally and internationally, and hosts over 50,000 spectators and 10+ hospitality and special events. The ATP World Tour event is one of only 10 ATP events in the U.S, and consists of a competitive, single-elimination singles and doubles event, featuring many of the top-ranked men’s professionals in the world. Note: Players are subject to change due to injuries or other unforeseen circumstances. Click for ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR event details.

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)

DELRAY BEACH: In his fifth tournament after returning to the ATP World Tour from his first wrist surgery in 2011, Del Potro won the delray Beach title in his lone appearance.  CAREER: The 2009 US Open champion has finished the season world No. 5 twice in his career (2009, 2013) and has been a stalwart in the Top 10 for five of the last eight years.  In 2009 as a 20-year-old, the Argentine burst on the scene with the US Open title, three ATP titles and runner-up finishes at the ATP Masters Canada and at the year-end Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.  In 2013 in a return to world No. 5, Del Potro won four ATP titles at the 500 level and made finals appearances at the ATP Masters 1000s in Indian Wells and Shanghai. “Delpo” was the bronze medalist at the 2012 Olympics, and also won four ATP titles that year while reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and the US Open. He was the ATP “Comeback Player of the Year” in 2011 after the return from wrist surgery, and helped Argentina to the 2008 Davis Cup finals. Overall the 26-year-old has 18 career ATP titles. PERSONAL: He is the tallest Grand Slam champion in history at 6’6”. As a junior in 2002 he captured the Orange Bowl 14s title.

Marin Cilic (CRO)

Marin Cilic (CRO)

DELRAY BEACH: The 2014 singles champion returns to Delray Beach for the third time, and carries a 5-1 record at “The Beach” CAREER: Cilic won his first Grand Slam title at the 2014 US Open, becoming the first Croat to win a Grand Slam since his coach, Goran Ivanisevic, won Wimbledon in 2001. Cilic won his 300th career match in the process, and has reached the Top 10 for the second time in his career. The 25-year-old has won 12 career ATP titles, and has also reached the semifinals at the 2010 Australian Open and quarterfinals at the 2009/2010 US Opens and at Wimbledon in 2014. His 2014 47 match wins include titles in Zagreb and Delray Beach, and a runner-up finish in Rotterdam. Cilic first reached into the Top 10 at No. 9 in 2010, and he finished 2014 at a career-best No. 9.PERSONAL: Cilic won the junior Roland Garros title in 2005 when he was the world’s No. 2-ranked junior behind the USA’s Donald Young.

Bryan Brothers (USA)

Bryan Brothers (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: The three-time Delray Beach winners (2009, 2010, 2014) are defending doubles champions and 16-4 all-time in the event. CAREER: The twins are the first doubles team in history to win 100 titles together – having accomplished that feat while winning their 16th Grand Slam title at the 2014 US Open. They have also recorded more than 900 ATP match wins, finished world No. 1 a record 10 times and are the first doubles team in history to concurrently hold all four majors and the Olympic gold medal. The 36-year-olds are 21-4 in US Davis Cup competition and were on the 2007 winning US team. PERSONAL: The Bryan’s band has performed at events around the world and released an album under the banner of the Bryan Bros Band. Bob is a lefty, Mike is a righty and Mike is three minutes older than Bob.

John Isner (USA)

John Isner (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: This American has reached the Delray Beach semifinals for three straight years, and has put together a 9-4 record in the tournament. CAREER: The top-ranked American for the last four seasons, Isner had his best season in 2012, finishing No. 14 in the world. He was ranked as high as No. 9 and was in the Top 10 for 18 weeks after winning two ATP events, and reaching his first Master Series final at Indian Wells and the quarterfinals in the London Olympics. Isner led the US to the Davis Cup semifinal, including a first-round defeat of Roger Federer on clay.  He has fired more than 900 aces for three straight seasons and four of the last five, and led the ATP in aces in 2010, 2012 and 2013 while garnering nine ATP titles. His name first hit the tennis radar after winning the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon in 2010 (a 3-day, 11-hour, 5-minute epic), and he followed up in 2011 by reaching his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the US Open. The Tampa resident won the ATP’s “Most Improved Player” award in 2009.  PERSONAL:  The 6’10” player with a 15 shoe size was a four-year All-American at Georgia, reaching the 2007 NCAA singles final, winning the doubles title and leading the Bulldogs to the national title. He’s a member of the ATP Players Council.

Kevin Anderson (RSA)

Kevin Anderson (RSA)

DELRAY BEACH: One of the most successful players in Delray Beach history, Anderson won the 2012 title, reached the 2014 final and the quarterfinals in 2011 and 2013. Overall he is 13-4. CAREER:  During the 2014 season, Anderson reached a career-best No. 16 and spent almost every week in the Top 20.  In addition to reaching finals at Delray Beach and Acapulco, he made a run to the Masters Series 1000 quarterfinals at both Indian Wells and Canada. He has won two ATP singles titles in eight finals and one doubles title in his career. PERSONAL: Kevin and his wife established residence in Delray Beach in 2013 and recently moved north several miles to Gulfstream.  At the University of Illinois, Anderson won the 2006 NCAA doubles title and reached the 2007 singles semifinal and doubles final. He is a member of the ATP Players Council.

Aleksandr Dolgopolov (UKR)

Aleksandr Dolgopolov (UKR)

DELRAY BEACH: “Dolgo” made his first appearance in Delray Beach in 2013   CAREER: The Ukranian has two Top-20 year-end finishes in 2011 (No. 15) and 2012 (No. 18), and reached a career-high No. 13 in January 2012.  He returned to the Top 25 in 2014, reaching the Rio de Janiero final vs Rafael Nadal, but he missed most of the second half of the season following knee surgery. PERSONAL: He’s the son of former ATP pro Oleksandr Dolgopolov.  Alexandr has a side job – he is paid to make internet games – and the 25-year-old is also loves to race cars. If not for tennis, he says he would have been a Rally Car driver.

STEVE JOHNSON (USA)

STEVE JOHNSON (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Johnson reached the Delray semifinal in his first appearance last year, including a win over world No. 12 and top-seeded Tommy Haas in the second round CAREER: The California native finished 2014 as the No. 3 American after reaching a career-high No. 37, and improving more than 100 ranking spots. His season was highlighted by wins over Top 20 players Kevin Anderson, John Isner, Haas and Ernests Gulbis. PERSONAL: The only collegian in history to win four NCAA team titles while at USC, Johnson won back-to-back singles titles in 2011 and 2012 before turning pro. He finished his college career with an NCAA-record 72-match winning streak.

IVO KARLOVIC (CRO)

IVO KARLOVIC (CRO)

DELRAY BEACH: He first played in Delray Beach in 2004, and is 6-6 overall. A finalist in 2011 when he compiled a tournament-record 89 aces for five matches, he is playing in his fifth straight event. CAREER: Second on the all-time aces list with more than 9,000 in his career, the 6’11” Croatian had his best year in 2007 with three ATP titles and a year-end No. 22 world ranking. He led the ATP in aces from 2007 to 2009, and again in 2014. Also notable are his 5 ATP titles, a Wimbledon QF run in 2010 and his place on the 2005 Croatian Davis Cup championship team. He struck one of the fastest serves of all time, a 156-mile missile that came in a Davis Cup tie in 2011. The 36-year-old’s second career win over a No. 1 player came against Novak Djokovic in early January in the Doha quarterfinals. PERSONAL: Karlovic is one shoe size bigger (and one inch taller) than fellow pro John Isner – he wears size 16s. His favorite sports team is the Miami Heat.

Sam Querrey (USA)

Sam Querrey (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: Querrey will be making his seventh appearance in Delray Beach where he is 8-6 overall. He reached the quarterfinals in 2007 and the semifinals in 2008. CAREER: This No. 2 American has seven ATP titles in 12 finals and four doubles titles in nine finals. In 2010 he won four ATP singles titles and finished inside the Top 20 at No. 18 for the first time in his career. In 2012 he upset Novak Djokovic to reach the Paris Masters 1000 quarterfinal, and at Wimbledon his 5-hour, 31-minute match with Marin Cilic was the second longest match of all-time. PERSONAL: Querrey hit two home runs in Marlins batting practice at Sun Life Stadium in 2008. He had a scholarship to play tennis at USC but went pro in 2006.

JACK SOCK (USA)

JACK SOCK (USA)

DELRAY BEACH: The 22-year old won his first Delray Beach crown in 2013, teaming up with James Blake to win the doubles title. He also reached last year’s semifinal with Ryan Harrison. He’s 1-2 in two appearances in the singles main draw. CAREER: Sock teamed with Canadian Vasek Pospisil to win the 2014 Wimbledon doubles title, the Atlanta title and the pair reached the Cincinnati final. Sock also reached the Stockholm final with Treat Huey and the Miami semifinal with Harrison. In singles Sock cracked the Top 50 for the first time in 2014, and reached the third round of the US Open for a third straight year. PERSONAL: The Lincoln, Nebraska native won 18 junior USTA titles, including the 2010 Boys’ 18s Nationals and the junior US Open. He compiled an 80-0 high school record.

RADEK STEPANEK (CZE)

RADEK STEPANEK (CZE)

DELRAY BEACH: The 36-year old tennis veteran won the doubles title in Delray Beach a decade ago (in 2004) with Leander Paes. He lost in the first round in his only singles appearance. CAREER: He’s one of the few ATP players who have excelled at both singles and doubles with five ATP singles titles as a Top 50 player for 10 of the last 12 years, and 17 career doubles titles that include a pair of Grand Slam wins at the 2012 Australian Open and 2013 US Open. He reached a career-high No. 8 in the world in singles in 2006 following a Wimbledon quarterfinals run, and has played in the last three Barclays World Tour doubles finals. Stepanek, who has won more than $10 million on the ATP World Tour, led the Czech Republic to a pair of Davis Cup titles in 2012 and 2013. PERSONAL: He’s starting his 20th season as a pro tennis player, but as a youngster wanted to be a hockey goalie.

BERNARD TOMIC (AUS)

BERNARD TOMIC (AUS)

DELRAY BEACH: He played in his first Delray Beach main draw in 2012 where he reached the quarterfinals. CAREER: The 22-year-old reached a career high No. 27 in 2012 when he was the youngest player (19) in the year-end Top 100. He has two ATP titles, the first coming in 2013 when he was the No. 1-ranked Australian. His 2014 season started quickly with a finals appearance at Sydney and a title at Bogota, but his progress stalled after double hip surgery. He reached the Stockholm semifinal in October after returning to the Tour. PERSONAL: Was the youngest winner of the Junior Australian Open in history when he won in 2008 at age 15. He also won the 2009 Junior US Open and under-12, under-14 and under-16 titles in the Orange Bowl.

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