FRITZ REPEATS AS A CHAMPION

ATP 250 DELRAY BEACH OPEN. USA
Taylor Fritz won an delayed final on Monday at the Delray Beach Open, defeating fellow American Tommy Paul to successfully defend his title in Florida.
No. 1 seed Fritz beat No. 3 Paul 6-2, 6-3 to become the second player in tournament history to go back-to-back, joining Jason Stoltenberg (1996-97). Fritz has won six consecutive finals matches dating back to the start of the 2022 season.Fritz converted three of five break-point opportunities and saved all seven break points he faced. He lost just one set over the course of eight matches during his title runs in 2023 and 2024.


y winning his seventh ATP Tour title and defending the 250 ranking points he won in his 2023 Delray Beach run, the American No. 1 also maintained his position in the Top 10 of the ATP rankings.

«It’s great, obviously my first time defending a title, going back-to-back,» Fritz said post-match. «It feels great to show up and have all the pressure on me and be able to come through and play solid all week.»

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