Del Potro To Open 2019 Campaign In Delray Beach
For the third time in four years, Juan Martin del Potro will open his ATP Tour season at the Delray Beach Open presented by VITACOST.com. Del Potro reached a career-high No. 3 ATP Ranking in 2018, but has been sidelined since October after suffering a fractured patella during the Rolex Shanghai Masters.
"I have great memories of Delray Beach and the fans, from winning the title in 2011 to starting my comeback here in 2016,” said the 30-year-old Argentine. "This city will always be a special place for me."
Del Potro won the Delray Beach title on his tournament debut (d. Tipsarevic) and also reached the semi-finals in 2016 (l. to Querrey) and ’17 (l. to Raonic). Last year, he bowed out in the Round of 16 to eventual champion Frances Tiafoe before going on a 15-match winning streak with titles in Acapulco and Indian Wells.
“We’ve been fortunate to forge a special relationship with Delpo,” commented Tournament Director Mark Baron. “He enjoys the laid-back vibes of Delray Beach and is treated like family. He is family to all of us. We look forward to him launching another successful year starting here in Delray Beach.”
The 2011 champion will play his first match Tuesday, 19 February, at 8pm.