January 17th, 2018

Anderson Added to Star-studded 2018 ATP Delray Beach Open Field

General News Pro Tennis

Last year’s US Open finalist Kevin Anderson of South Africa completes a 2018 Delray Beach Open field containing four of the world’s Top 15 players, organizers announced on Friday.

“Adding the US Open finalist is just icing on the cake for us,” said Tournament Director Mark Baron of the event to be held on Feb. 16-25 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. “When you look at the quality of players on this list, it is amazing how far we’ve come. The stars will be plentiful and fans should take the opportunity to come on out.”

Among the 2018 ATP World Tour stars will be five former champions: Jack Sock (2017), Sam Querrey (2016), Ivo Karlovic (2015), Anderson (2012) and Juan Martin del Potro (2011).

Other players include tournament debutante Nick Kyrgios of Australia, Canadian Milos Raonic, rising Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov, and Americans Ryan Harrison, Steve Johnson, 2015 finalist Donald Young, and Jared Donaldson.

The Bryan brothers will be leading the 16-player doubles tournament, looking for their fifth Delray Beach title and 115th ATP World Tour title win.

Raonic and Shapovalov play their first-round matches during a Tuesday (Feb. 20) “Canada Day” day session, while Del Potro plays in the nightcap at 8 p.m. The Bryan brothers play in Wednesday (Feb. 21) evening’s feature match at 8 p.m.

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