Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas
City: Delray Beach, Florida
Dates: February 14-16, 2014
Venue: The Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Centre
Director: Mark S. Baron
Surface: Outdoor Hard Court (Plexipave)
The 2013 edition of the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas once again brought tennis fans the best of both worlds, the chance to see their heroes on the ATP Champions Tour as well as the current crop of ATP World Tour stars. The enigmatic Ernests Gulbis won the ATP World Tour crown, while Carlos Moya defeated John McEnroe to retain his Champions crown.
The Delray Beach Tennis Stadium & Tennis Center has hosted an ATP World Tour event for 15 years, boasting past champions and noteworthy contenders including Del Potro, Roddick, Agassi, Hewitt, Blake, Isner, Tipsarevic, Baghdatis, the Bryan Brothers, Haas, Fish, Nishikori and more.
During the ten days of animated action on-court and revelry throughout the grounds, the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian hosts more than 20 parties on-site and concerts on the tournament’s Main Stage making it one of the most vibrant and culturally rich events in tennis. The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian also proudly boasts the “VolleyGirls”, a team of spokeswomen for the tournament, spreading cheer to all who visit.
The fifth ATP Champions Tour event held in Delray Beach will feature a new format pitting a team of three Americans against an international group. All nine matches are pre-scheduled over the three-day event. The winner of each match receives one point for their team, and the team that wins the best of the nine matches is the event champion (the greatest number of individual wins determines the individual champion and ATP Champions Tour points are awarded based on individual records).
Player Groups for 2014:
Team USA: Andy Roddick, Aaron Krickstein, Jan-Michael Gambill
Team International: Goran Ivanisevic, Mats Wilander, Mikael Pernfors
Did You Know...
• The Delray Beach Open by the Venetian® Las Vegas is the only combined ATP World Tour and ATP Champions Tour event in the USA.
• Delray Beach is twinned with the towns of Moshi, in Tanzania and Miyazu in the Kyoto region of Japan.
• Governor Romney stayed in Delray Beach during the final 2012 Presidential debate at Lynn University. President Obama held a rally in the Delray Beach Tennis Center Stadium the next day.