November 29, 2008
2006 CHAMPION TOMMY HAAS RETURNS TO DELRAY BEACH
Delray Beach, FL (November 29, 2008)-Individual tickets to the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC) go on sale Monday, Dec. 1, 10:00AM, and the offer just got hotter as tournament officials announced that Tommy Haas, a 3-time US Open quarterfinalist, has joined the draw.
Haas, the 2006 Delray Beach ITC champion and one of 12 ATP players featured on the ATP World Tour 2009 calendar, joins 2008 US Open quarterfinalist Mardy Fish and 2008 US Open champions the Bryan Brothers on the 2009 Delray Beach ITC ticket. The 17th annual ATP World Tour tournament is scheduled for February 21 - March 1 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center.
Individual grandstand tickets for the first nine sessions are $15-$20 each with reserved seats priced at $30-$35 and box seats $60-$65. Grandstand seats for the quarterfinals through finals range from $20-$30 while the range for reserved seats is $40-$55 and box seats $65-$85. Tickets can be purchased on the official tournament website at www.YellowTennisBall.com
or by calling (561) 330-6000.
The German-born Haas has won 11 career ATP titles with a career-best world ranking of No. 2 that came in 2002. A shoulder injury sidelined him for the next year and a half, and his trek back to the top 20 became reality in 2004 when he finished the season ranked No. 17 and was named the ATP's Comeback Player of the Year. He rose to No. 11 in 2006 and was ranked No. 12 in 2007.
Following a second shoulder surgery in November 2007, the 31-year-old Bradenton resident's 2008 season was highlighted by an amazing performance at the Master Series Indian Wells event where he reached the quarterfinals after scoring big wins over top 10 Andy Roddick and Andy Murray.
"We're big fans of Tommy, and he has a huge following both on and off the court. Just look at him in the new ATP World Tour Calendar," said Delray Beach ITC tournament director Mark Baron. "He'll continue to be a key part of our tournament, because every year he's a favorite to win the title and our fans absolutely love him."
Ticket packages also continue to be available for purchase. The Championship Series includes all 13 sessions for $280 while the Weekender includes the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals for $230-5 sessions in all. Box seat packages range in price from $1,800 to $2,400 for 4 courtside seats for all sessions, premier parking and exclusive annual Box Holders Party invitations.
Photo By: Alese & Morton Pechter
The Delray Beach ITC is celebrating its 11th year in Delray Beach and its 17th in South Florida. Complete tournament information can be found at the official tournament website, www.YellowTennisBall.com
, at myspace and facebook("Delray Beach ITC") or by calling the tournament office at (561) 330-6000.