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Sebastian Korda, a 21-year-old American who reached last year’s final, will return to the 2022 Delray Beach Open, an ATP 250 tournament Feb. 11-20.
Korda will be making his second tournament appearance after finishing as runner-up last year in what was just his fifth Tour-level event.
“Sebastian and his family are special to us here,” said Mark Baron, the tournament director. “From his father playing multiple times in the ‘90s to Sebastian coming into his own as a junior winning our USTA National Clays just a few years ago to him making the final of our Tour event, we hope to share his impact on the game for many years.”
The 30th anniversary of the Delray Beach Open will also include former champions Reilly Opelka and Frances Tiafoe along with current World No. 12 Cameron Norrie and six-time ATP Tour titleholder Nick Kyrgios.
In his Delray Beach Open debut, Korda defeated two top-five seeds to reach his first ATP tour final. After capturing the ATP Challenger Tour title in Quimper just two weeks after his run in Delray Beach, Korda advanced to the quarterfinals at the ATP Masters 1000 in Miami last March.
Opening weekend Feb. 11-13 will include the ATP Champions Tour event followed by the first 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. The Fernandez sisters and the Bryan Brothers are two of four sets of siblings competing on opening weekend.
Qualifying for the ATP 250 event begins on Feb. 12, featuring Delray Beach resident Victor Lilov, 17, a 2021 Wimbledon junior finalist who earned a wild card thanks to clinching the Delray Beach Open’s Survivor Series. Singles and doubles’ main draw action for the ATP 250 event starts Feb. 14 and concludes with the ATP 250 finals on Feb. 20.
Tickets for the event are available at yellowtennisball.com and the on-site box office, 30 NW First Ave., in Delray Beach or call 561-330-6000 with individual tickets starting at $33.