Bryan Brothers return for “Epic Year” in 2013
Special Ticket Discount During US Open Promotion
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DELRAY BEACH, FL www.YellowTennisBall.com: The top three ranked American men and the world’s all-time No. 1 doubles team will be playing in the 21st annual Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC) next February, and fans can enjoy discounted tickets to see them in person.
John Isner (No. 10)) , Mardy Fish (No. 24) and the Olympic gold medal-winning Bryan Brothers (No. 1) have all committed to play in the ITC’s 2013 ATP World Tour event. Isner will headline the Tuesday (Feb. 26) evening lineup with Roddick playing the daytime feature match; the Bryans will be featured on the Wednesday (Feb. 27) daytime ticket. Andy Roddick has announced his retirement at the U.S. Open. Roddick, the 2003 US Open champion and former world No. 1, played his first professional match on a wild card in the Delray Beach ITC in 2000. He played in the 2002 final as a 19-year-old and reached the quarterfinals last year.
To celebrate the signings of America’s top stars, the tournament will be offering up to 50% off all Delray Beach tickets exclusively during a US Open promotion – Grandstand tickets will be 50% off, Reserved tickets 15% off and Box seats 10% off individual tickets purchased between Monday, August 27, 9:00 am and Friday, September 14, 11:59 pm.
The world No. 10-ranked Isner, currently the top-ranked American, reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the US Open last year. His Davis Cup win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in April clinched a semifinal spot for the United States against Spain that is coming up in September. Isner will be returning to the Delray Beach ITC after reaching the semifinals last year.
Fish was the 2009 ITC champion, and still holds the distinction of being the only top seed in tournament history to win the title. Ranked No. 8 in the world for 2011, the former Vero Beach resident has reached four semifinals in his eight Delray Beach appearances, played in the 2003 final and owns a 19-7 record in the tournament.
The seven-time world No. 1 and 11-time Grand Slam champion Bryan Brothers are fresh off their London Olympic gold medal win and already hold virtually every doubles record in tennis. The twins won ITC titles in 2009 and 2010, and in the 2010 ITC semifinals, became the only team in the Open era to win 600 career matches.
“The 2013 tournament will mark the first time in our history where we will have the top three-ranked American singles players in our draw,” said tournament director Mark Baron, who brought the event to Delray Beach 15 years ago. “We’re excited to be bringing back the wildly popular Bryan Brothers who are already legends in the sport. This is the just the beginning of an epic year for us.”
To purchase tickets call 561-330-6000, order online at www.YellowTennisBall.com or in-person at Walmart’s Ticketmaster outlets or the Delray Beach ITC box office (open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 561-330-6000, 30 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444). Complete tournament information is available on the Delray Beach ITC website, www.YellowTennisBall.com.
After the US Open promotion, ITC individual tickets will go on sale at regular prices in December.