December 28th, 2017
John McEnroe to Headline 2018 ATP Delray Beach Champions Tour Event
International Tennis Hall of Famer and 17-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe will return to Delray Beach for his fourth appearance in the tournament’s ATP Champions Tour event on Feb. 16-18, 2018 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center in Florida.
The Presidents Day weekend USA vs. International ATP Champions Tour matches kick off the 10-day Delray Beach Open that also includes an ATP World Tour tournament — the only tennis event in the world combining an ATP World Tour and ATP Champions Tour tournament at the same event.
McEnroe will captain the USA team that also includes former ATP World Tour Delray Beach singles champions Mardy Fish (2009) and Jan-Michael Gambill (2001, 2003).
“I look forward to returning to Delray Beach for another ATP Champions Tour event,” McEnroe said. “It will be five years since my last tournament in Delray Beach but nothing has changed. I am working hard to bring my best tennis to the fans and show the younger guys I can still beat up on them and help my USA teammates win the competition.”
Former Australian Open finalist and world No. 7 Fernando Gonzalez will captain the International team. The Chilean will be joined by former US Open finalist and world No. 4 Greg Rusedski of Great Britain and Canada, and Boca Raton resident Jesse Levine of Canada.
The Delray Beach Open will also be the first ATP event in the United States, and the first ATP Champions Tour event in the world, to feature “Hawk-Eye Live,” the new innovative electronic line-calling on all lines of the court.
The action will kick off Friday night (Feb. 16) at 6 p.m. with Fish vs. Levine followed by McEnroe vs. Rusedski in the 8 p.m. featured match. For a complete schedule of all ATP Champions Tour and ATP World Tour matches, or to buy tickets go to www.YellowTennisBall.com.