Taylor Fritz (USA)
DELRAY BEACH: 2024 is seventh appearance, returning as defending champion…Ranked world No. 7 at 2023 event, became tournament’s first Top 10 winner and only third top seed to win... Reached QF in 2018.
CAREER: No. 1 American who broke into the world Top 10 in 2022, reached a high of No. 5 after 2023 Delray title and finished year ranked in Top 10 in 2022 and 2023…Won second title of 2023 in Atlanta…2023 US Open quarterfinalist…Def. No. 3 Tsitsipas to reach 2023 Masters 1000 Monte Carlo SF…Led U.S. to United Cup and Team World to Laver Cup titles in 2023…Def. No. 4 Nadal to capture the 2022 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells title…Also won Eastbourne and Tokyo in 2022…. Advanced to 1st Grand Slam QF at 2022 Wimbledon…Qualified for 2022 year-end ATP Finals, def. No. 2 Nadal for second time and reached SF... Named 2016 ATP Newcomer of the Year. Ended junior career in 2015 as world No. 1 after winning the junior US Open title.
PERSONAL: Featured in the Netflix series “Break Point”…Has a son, Jordan; his father, Guy, is a tennis coach and his mother, Kathy May, was a Top 10 player on the women's tour…Idols growing up were Juan Martin del Potro and Pete Sampras, who presented him with a cake on his 18th birthday…Enjoys playing FIFA and hanging out with friends. Fan of Manchester United (Premier League) and Los Angeles Chargers (NFL).
Tommy Paul (USA)
DELRAY BEACH: 4th appearance in ’24. SF last year as a wild card, falling to eventual champion and then-world No. 13 Norrie.
CAREER: Reached first Grand Slam SF at 2023 Australian Open with wins over two seeds as well as Americans Ben Shelton and Jenson Brooksby, leading to a career-high ranking No. 19. Breakthrough year in 2022, reaching career-high ranking in top 30 and first Grand Slam 4R at Wimbledon …won first US Open matches in 2022, two five-setters including first win over Korda and pushed eventual finalist Casper Ruud to five sets before falling in 3R…2022 wins over world No. 3 Zverev, No. 4 Alcaraz and Grand Slam major winners Cilic and Wawrinka … won first ATP Tour title at 2021 Stockholm…in juniors, won the 2015 Roland Garros boys’ title and back-to-back champion in Delray Beach at the USTA National Clay Court 16s and 18s in 2013-14.
PERSONAL: Moved to Palm Beach County in late 2022…One of several stars to play in the 2022 Tennis Plays for Peace exhibition at the US Open…as a young teenager lived in the dorms with Fritz and former Delray champ Opelka at the USTA training center in Boca Raton and they remain good friends on the Tour…grew up in North Carolina, and now helps at his mother’s farm in New Jersey when not traveling on the Tour.