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Cameron Norrie is the highest-ranked player currently in the field for the Delray Beach Open.
Photo Credit: Manuela Davies/USTA

 

While eyes are currently on the Australian Open, the tennis world will soon be shifting focus to the U.S. and Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com where four former champions – Reilly Opelka (2020), Frances Tiafoe (2018), Kevin Anderson (2012) and Kei Nishikori (2008) – are among the players who have entered the 30th anniversary tournament set for Feb. 11-20. 

“We are thrilled to welcome an incredible field of players for our 30th anniversary event, ” Tournament Director Mark Baron said. “It is exciting to bring back many of our fan favorites in addition to some of the ATP Tour’s rising stars who will be making their debuts in Delray Beach.”

Here is an overview of the 2022 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com field:

►Four former Delray Beach Open champions (Opelka – 2020, Tiafoe – 2018, Anderson – 2012, Nishikori – 2008)

►Three former Delray Beach Open finalists (Korda – 2021, Gojowczyk – 2018, Anderson– 2014 ) 

►Six players making their Delray Beach Open debuts (Daniel Altmaier, Jenson Brooksby, Maxime Cressy, James Duckworth, Marcos Giron, Oscar Otte)

►Three players who won ATP Tour Titles in 2021 (Anderson– Newport, Korda – Parma, Cameron Norrie – Los Cabos + ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells)

►Five players who reached the 2021 US Open Round of 16 (Brooksby, Gojowczyk, Opelka, Otte, Tiafoe)

►Eight countries represented

►Seven players aged 25 or younger (Youngest is 20-year-old Brandon Nakashima)

►Seven players aged 30 or older (Oldest is 37-year-old Andreas Seppi)


 

Below are the players on the 2022 official entry list released Monday:

(12) Cameron Norrie 26, Great Britain 

(29) Reilly Opelka 25, USA 

(34) Frances Tiafoe 23, USA 

(43) Sebastian Korda 21, USA 

(46) Kei Nishikori 32, Japan 

(49) James Duckworth 29, Australia 

(58) Jenson Brooksby 21, USA 

(66) Marcos Giron 28, USA 

(68) Brandon Nakashima 20, USA 

(69) Adrian Mannarino 33, France 

(70) Maxime Cressy 24, USA 

(73) Jordan Thompson 27, Australia 

(82) Peter Gojowczyk 32, Germany 

(87) Daniel Altmaier 23, Germany 

(89) John Millman 32, Australia 

(94) Tennys Sandgren 30, USA 

(96) Oscar Otte 28, Germany 

(97) Kevin Anderson 35, South Africa 

(101) Andreas Seppi 37, Italy 

(115) Nick Kyrgios 26, Australia 

Singles main draw action for the ATP 250 event in the three-time National Civic League All-America city begins Monday, Feb. 14. The ATP 250 final takes place on Sunday, Feb. 20. 

Kyrgios will play his first match in Delray Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. (session 7) while Tiafoe is scheduled to compete that night at 8 p.m. (session 8). Norrie will play his first match Wednesday evening, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. (session 10).

The full singles field for the 2022 event will feature 28 singles players including the initial entries, four spots given to qualifiers along with two wild cards. 

Opening weekend Feb. 11-13 will include the ATP Champions Tour legends event capped off by the first-ever Delray Beach Open mixed doubles match featuring 2021 US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez and her sister Bianca along with the 10-time ATP Tour No. 1 team Bob and Mike Bryan. Leylah Fernandez teams with Bob Bryan while Bianca Fernandez pairs with Mike Bryan for the match. The Fernandez sisters and the Bryan Brothers are two of four sets of siblings competing on opening weekend, including 1993 French Open doubles champions Luke and Murphy Jensen along with Americans James and Thomas Blake.

Qualifying for the ATP 250 event begins on Saturday Feb. 12, featuring Delray Beach resident Victor Lilov (17), a 2021 Wimbledon junior finalist who earned a wild card into the event thanks to clinching the Delray Beach Open’s Survivor Series title in November. 

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, the Delray Beach stop on the global ATP Tour annually plays in front of over 60,000 fans and a television audience in more than 50 countries. On-site it’s 10 days of themed parties, live music and art, the Raeburn Winery Wine & Champagne Lounge, Grey Goose Tilted Bar featuring the Grey Goose Pineapple Slice (official cocktail), The Craft Bar hosted by Sipsmith Gin, Dano’s Tequila & Barrel of Monks Brewing, courtside tables & bottle service, on-court and covered seating and so much more at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, the winner of the USTA’s 2021 Outstanding Tennis Facility award.