Any tennis player’s dream of playing against professionals can be a reality at the 2022 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com.
Two qualifying wild cards are up for grabs during the ATP Tour event’s Survivor Series pre-qualifying tournaments – one in November, one in January – that will feature players ranging from aspiring juniors to local club champions who will battle it out to earn their shot to compete against ATP pros in February.
The winner of each pre-qualifying event will be granted a wild card into the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com qualifying tournament, which will be held Feb. 12-13, 2022. Four players from the two-round qualifying event will advance to the tournament’s main draw, which will take place Feb. 14-20.
The first pre-qualifying tournament is a USTA Men’s Open event scheduled for Nov. 13-16 at the Delray Beach Swim & Tennis Center. The second opportunity to earn a wild card will come at a UTR tournament scheduled for Jan. 1-4 at Pro World Tennis Academy. Both events will be a single elimination singles draw with no-ad scoring for two tiebreak sets and a 7-point match tiebreaker if needed.
All participants receive two complimentary tickets to the 2022 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com and a 20% off discount on individual tickets beyond that (tickets must be purchased by Dec. 31, 2021).
Qualifiers have a history of success at the Delray Beach Open. Three winners of the ATP Tour 250 event first came through qualifying – Ernests Gulbis (2013), Kei Nishikori (2008) and Andrew Ilie (1998). On several other occasions, a qualifier finished as the runner-up or reached the semifinals; at the 2021 edition of the event, American Christian Harrison coasted to three wins to reach the semifinals.
Online registration for the Nov. 13-16 USTA pre-qualifying event must be completed by midnight on Nov. 10.
Online registration for the Jan. 1-4 UTR event must be completed by Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. EST.
For more information about participating in these survivor series pre-qualifying events, visit www.yellowtennisball.com/survivor.