DELRAY BEACH, October 29, 2020 (Press Release)
A pair of qualifying wild cards for the 2021 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com will be on the line during two pre-qualifying tournaments – one in November, a second in January – featuring players ranging from aspiring juniors to local club champions who will be battling to earn their shot to compete against ATP pros in February.
The winner of each pre-qualifying event will be granted a wild card into the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com qualifying tournament, which will be held Feb. 13-14. Four players from the two-round qualifying event will advance to the tournament’s main draw, which will take place Feb. 15-21.
A USTA Men’s Open event scheduled for Nov. 14-17 will be the first pre-qualifying tournament. A second opportunity to earn a wild card will come at a UTR tournament scheduled for Jan. 2-4. Both events, which will be held at the Delray Beach Swim & Tennis Center, will have no-ad scoring through two tie-break sets with a 7-point tie-break at one set all.
All participants in these pre-qualifying events will receive two complimentary tickets to a day session (date TBA) of the 2021 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com opening weekend. Play that weekend will include both the qualifying tournament as well as action from the tournament’s ATP Champions Tour event. In addition, participants may receive a 20% off discount on individual tickets to a session of their choice to the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (must be purchased by Dec. 31).
Qualifiers have a history of success at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com. There have been three winners of the ATP Tour 250 event who first came through qualifying – Ernests Gulbis (2013), Kei Nishikori (2008) and Andrew Ilie (1998). On four other occasions, a qualifier finished as the runner-up, most recently Dan Evans in 2019.
More information about participating in these pre-qualifying Survivor events can be found at here.
Online registration for the Nov. 14-17 USTA event must be completed by midnight on Nov. 11: click here.
Online registration for the Jan 2-4 UTR event must be completed by Dec. 30 at 9 pm: click here.