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DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM’S ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR LEGENDS EVENT IS THE ONLY ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT IN THE U.S. THE FIELD CONSISTS OF PLAYERS WHO HAVE BEEN RANKED WORLD NO. 1, A GRAND SLAM SINGLES FINALIST, A SINGLES PLAYER ON A VICTORIOUS DAVIS CUP TEAM OR HAVE RECEIVED A WILDCARD.
FORMAT: TEAM AMERICAS VS. TEAM WORLD. 6 SINGLES MATCHES AND 2 DOUBLES MATCHES IN TOTAL. FIRST TEAM TO WIN 5 MATCHES WINS THE ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT.
TOMMY HAAS (GER) – CAPTAIN
DELRAY BEACH: 2006 ATP 250 Singles Champion; First appearance in ATP Champions Tour event. CAREER: Reached a career-high ATP Tour Singles ranking of No. 2 in May 2002 and finished eight seasons ranked in the top 20 highlighted by his year-end best of No. 8 in 2001. Captured 15 singles titles in 28 finals, most recently triumphing in Munich in 2013. Boasts career singles wins over Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi defeating them at least three times each. Earned 563 singles wins overall becoming the 7th most among active players. Was an Olympic silver singles medalist at Sydney in 2000. In 2004 and 2012 Haas was named ATP Comeback Player of the Year. PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at 4-years old with his father Peter (former European champion in judo) before moving to Florida at age 11 to attend the Nick Bollettieri Academy where he finished high school. Received dual citizenship in 2010 (USA, Germany). Engaged to Sara Foster. They have two daughters, Valentina and Josephine.
THE DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM ATP WORLD TOUR EVENT IS ONE OF ONLY 10 ATP WORLD TOUR EVENTS IN THE U.S. AND CONSISTS OF A SINGLE-ELIMINATION SINGLES AND DOUBLES EVENT FEATURING MANY OF THE TOP-RANKED MEN’S PROFESSIONALS IN THE WORLD.
DELRAY BEACH: Kevin Anderson has made seven appearances in Delray Beach winning the 2012 singles title and was the singles finalist in 2014. CAREER: Anderson became the first singles player from South Africa in 23 years to qualify for the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals and finished the 2018 season in the top ten for the first time in his career. Anderson has finished the last five of six seasons ranked in the top 20 on the ATP World Tour in addition to winning five ATP singles titles. Anderson advanced to his first Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open in 2017 ranked No. 32 to become to lowest-ranked US Open finalist in Open Era history. In 2018, Anderson reached his second Grand Slam final at Wimbledon after defeating John Isner in the semifinals in the second longest match in Grand Slam history (6 hours, 36 minutes) and getting his biggest career win against eight-time Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer when trailing from two sets down and saving a match point. Anderson has wins over former world No. 1 player Andy Murray and achieved a career-high ranking in 2018 at No. 5 becoming the highest-ranked South African in history since 1973.
Who Won The 2018 Delray Beach Open Beach Games?
Watch as Americans Jack Sock and Taylor Fritz battle it out in the 2018 edition of the Delray Beach Open Beach Games. Video Credit: 2018 Delray Beach Open.
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