The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas, the world’s only 10-day event consisting of the ATP CHAMPIONS CUP (Feb. 14 – 16, 2014) and an ATP WORLD TOUR event (Feb. 17 – 23, 2014), 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. Click for ATP CHAMPIONS CUP details.
DELRAY BEACH: He reached back-to-back semifinals the last two years in Delray Beach and is 6-3 overall in the tournament. CAREER: Isner The top-ranked American. Career-high ranking No. 9. Led ATP in tie break wins (41) and aces (1,005) in 2012. Won longest match in tennis history: 3-days, 11-hours, 5-minutes. Winner of 7 ATP titles seven ATP titles. PERSONAL: A Tampa resident, the 6’10” player with a 15 shoe size was a 4-year All-American at Georgia, leading the Bulldogs to the national title.
DELRAY BEACH: Won Delray Beach 2009 & 2010. Davis Cup Champions 2007.CAREER: Record 91 titles. 15 Grand Slam doubles titles. Finished World No. 1 a record eight times. First team in history to hold all four majors and Olympic gold medal at one time. More than 800 career wins. PERSONAL: Bryan Bros Band has performed at events around the world with singer David Baron, son of Delray Beach Open by the Venetian tournament director Mark Baron. Bob is a lefty, Mike is righty and Mike is two minutes older than Bob.
DELRAY BEACH: The 2006 Delray Beach champion has twice been the ATP’s choice for “Comeback Player of the Year.” He has a 10-6 record in Delray Beach and reached last year’s semifinals. CAREER: Reached four Grand Slam semifinals, the last coming at Wimbledon in 2009, and was a quarterfinalist at the US Open three times. In 2013, he reached the Roland Garros quarterfinals. In 2000, he reached the Sydney Olympic final. PERSONAL: At 11, began training at the Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, and in 2010 became an American citizen. Married to actress Sara Foster and has dual residences, in Bradenton and Los Angeles.
DELRAY BEACH: In 1999 as an 18-year-old, Hewitt won the first ATP event held in Delray Beach. He is 5-1 in two appearances. CAREER: 16-year ATP career is highlighted by Grand Slam wins at the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon, and back-to-back world No. 1 rankings in 2001 and 2002. He was a finalist at the 2004 US Open and the 2005 Australian Open, has five year-end Top 10 rankings, and career earnings of more than $20 million. PERSONAL: Married and the father of three children, Hewitt is a supporter of Special Olympics and many other children’s charitable organizations. He was Australia’s male Athlete of the Year in 2002.
DELRAY BEACH: Captured his first career ATP title as an 18-year-old qualifier in Delray Beach in 2008, where he defeated Sam Querrey, and No. 12 James Blake in the final, becoming the first Japanese player to win an ATP title since’92. Nishikori was named the ATP’s 2008 “Newcomer of the Year.” CAREER: Reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and London Olympics. Still only 23, Nishikori’s career high ranking is No. 11, and he has won three career ATP titles. The Japan native moved to the IMG Bollettieri Academy at age 14. PERSONAL: Recently featured on CNN’s “Human to Hero” campaign as “Japan’s rock star tennis pro.”
DELRAY BEACH: Following his 2011 run to the Delray Beach final against Juan Martin del Potro, Tipsarevic’s career has taken off. CAREER: The 29-year-old has garnered four ATP titles and in 2012, he reached the quarterfinals of the US Open, was a first-time qualifier for the Barclays ATP World Tour finals in London’s O2 Arena, and finished the season ranked No. 8 in the world. PERSONAL: One of the more colorful players on Tour, he speaks Serbian, English and Russian and enjoys reading psychiatrists. A tattoo on his left arm reads “Beauty Will Save The World” from Dostojevski. Tipsarevic completed university work in Belgrade in 2006.
DELRAY BEACH: The 2012 champion has a 9-3 record in four appearances, also reaching the QFs in 2011 and 2013. CAREER: The 6’8″ Anderson is enjoying his finest season on the ATP World Tour, cracking the top 20 for the first time. He has reached three finals in 2013, including the Indian Wells QF. Played in the tallest final in the history of the ATP World Tour in Atlanta against 6’10″ John Isner. PERSONAL: Purchased a home in Delray Beach and moved in over the summer. He reached the 2007 NCAA singles semifinal and doubles final while playing for Illinois. His wife played for Illinois golf team. He’s a member of the ATP Players Council.
DELRAY BEACH: Baghdatis reached the QF in 2009, in his only appearance in Delray Beach. CAREER: He reached a career-high world No. 8 in 2006, a year in which he was the Australian Open runner-up, a Wimbledon semifinalist and a first-time ATP winner. He finished that season ranked a career-best No. 12. Baghdatis has four career ATP titles and finished the season in the Top 20 three times. In Davis Cup action, he has a 42-3 singles record. PERSONAL: The 2005 Man of the Year in Cyprus is married to former WTA player Karolina Sprem.
DELRAY BEACH: Will be making his second appearance in Delray Beach. Cilic was the No. 2 seed in the 2012 tournament. CAREER: The 6’6” Cilic has 9 ATP titles, with his best Grand Slam results coming at the 2010 Australian Open (semifinals) and the 2009 and 2012 US Opens (quarterfinals). Reached a career-high No. 9 in 2010. Best year-end finishes were 2009 and 2010 at No. 14. Went 26-12 record in 2013, winning Zagreb, reaching the London final and quarterfinals in Miami. PERSONAL: Cilic was the world’s No. 2-ranked junior in 2005 behind American Donald Young, winning the junior Roland Garros title. Countryman Goran Ivanisevic, Cilic’s tennis “hero” as a kid, will be playing in the 2014 ATP Champions Tour event.
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