Fritz stormed to the 2023 Delray Beach Open final without dropping a set before he finally beat Serbian player Miomir Kecmanovic across three sets in the final. Along the way to the final, Fritz also beat compatriot Mackenzie McDonald in the semi-final round.
The Tournament Director Mark Baron spoke about the announced players, namely the defending champion, who he's happy to welcome back at the event.
"We are thrilled Taylor will return to Delray to defend his title. Delray is tennis crazy and the fans will love seeing one of the world’s top 10 players right here."
While Frtiz will be targeting back-to-back Delray Beach Open titles, Norrie will also be looking for further success at the event. In the 2022 edition, the British player won the Delray Beach Open after beating three US players, Sebastian Korda, Tommy Paul, and Reilly Opelka, on his way to the tournament win.
However, Norrie was the only player from the four announced not to appear at the 2023 finals. Paul also featured in Florida last season as he reached the quarter-final rounds, while Denis Shapovalov will hope to improve on his second-round elimination to Michael Mmoh last season.
The Delray Beach Open has been an ATP event since 1993 and celebrated its 30th year anniversary last year. In the 2024 season, the event will take place between February 9 and 18 before the coveted Indian Wells and Miami Open in the United States, which are two prestigious ATP 1000 tournaments, held just before the season shifts to the clay courts.