John McEnroe to return to Delray Beach tennis event in February

3:37 p.m Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 Sports
022111 (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) DELRAY BEACH, FL...Delray Beach International Tennis Championships...Champions Tour.. John McEnroe returns a backhand during his loss to Aaron Krickstein. Krickstein won 6-3, 4-6, (10-3)

A tennis legend will take the court in Delray Beach next year.

John McEnroe, an International Tennis Hall of Famer and 17-time Grand Slam champion, will compete at the ATP Champions Tour event from Feb. 16-18 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, according to a press release.

“I look forward to returning to Delray Beach for another ATP Champions Tour event,” McEnroe said in the release. “It will be five years since my last tournament in Delray Beach, but nothing has changed. I am working hard to bring my best tennis to the fans and show the younger guys I can still beat up on them and help my USA teammates win the competition.”

McEnroe captains the American team in a USA vs. International ATP Champions Tour showdown. The American team also includes former Boca Prep standout and former American No. 1 Mardy Fish and three-time singles title winner Jan-Michael Gambill.

They will face the International team, led by former Australian Open finalist and world No. 7 Fernando Gonzalez, who will be joined by former U.S. Open finalist and world No. 4 Greg Rusedski from the United Kingdom and Canada, and Boca Raton resident Jesse Levine of Canada.

Tickets can be purchased at the Delray Beach Open website.