By Britwatch Team
- Top Seeds: Jack Sock, Juan Martin Del Potro,
Kevin Anderson, Sam Querrey
- Defending Champion: Jack Sock
- British Interest: Qualifying: Liam Broady, Cameron Norrie [Q2]
- CLICK our featured players for stats from TennisAbstract
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA – Defending champion Jack Sock returns but could face some stiff opposition from in-form New York Open finalists Kevin Anderson and Sam Querrey.
|CLICK TO BUILD YOUR OWN DESTINATIONS WORLDWIDE via Britwatch Sports|
Draw & Results
|Order of Play|
|ATP Delray Beach $622,675||R2||21-Feb|
|E Donskoy (RUS)||76(6) 63||D Young (USA)|
|P Gojowczyk (GER)||76(3) 67(4) 76(5)||J Isner [6/WC] (USA)|
|S Johnson (USA)||62 64||M Raonic  (CAN)|
|R Opelka [WC] (USA)||46 75 73||J Sock  (USA)|
|ATP Delray Beach $622,675||R1||20-Feb|
|R Opelka [WC] (USA)||76(5) 76(6)||R Harrison (USA)|
|J Isner [6/WC] (USA)||57 63 64||R Albot (MDA)|
|P Gojowczyk (GER)||36 75 61||L Lacko (SVK)|
|S Johnson (USA)||63 64||N Basilashvili (GEO)|
|F Skugor [Q] (CRO)||62 75||A Bublik [Q] (KAZ)|
|M Raonic  (CAN)||61 75||T Daniel (JPN)|
|J Donaldson (USA)||76(6) 61||P Polansky [LL] (CAN)|
|E Donskoy (RUS)||64 62||D King [LL] (BAR)|
|D Shapovalov (CAN)||75 76(4)||I Karlovic (CRO)|
|M Youzhny (RUS)||75 64||D Sela (ISR)|
|T Fritz (USA)||26 63 76(4)||S Querrey  (USA)|
|JM Del Potro  (ARG)||62 64||J Chardy (FRA)|
|ATP Delray Beach $622,675||R1||19-Feb|
|H Chung  (KOR)||36 63 61||C Norrie [LL] (GBR)|
|D Young (USA)||61 62||R Ramanathan [Q] (IND)|
|F Taifoe [WC] (USA)||62 26 62||M Ebden (AUS)|
|J Sock  (USA)||64 64||JP Smith [Q] (AUS)|
So far it is fair grim year for the defending champion. He was not in tip-top form at the Hopman Cup, was frankly woeful to the point of the tournament considering revoking his fee at his official season opener in Auckland, and was bounced out of the Australian Open in the first round.
He comes into Delray Beach pretty undercooked, and starts against some-time fit Milos Raonic which, if the Canadian is fit and ready, could end his title defence there and then. He is set to meet compatriot John Isner, in on a wildcard in the quarter-finals but it looks unlikely he might get that far.
It has been an equally quiet time since Melbourne for Del Potro but he had a fairly decent start to his ear by comparison. He was the Auckland finalist, and bowed out in the third round of the Australian Open, and has a decent record at this tournament, He has reached the semi-final twice and won on his debut, and in a qualifier-heavy section of the draw, he can expect to at least make it as far as the quarter-finals where he could meet Hyeon Chung.
|CLICK TO BUY PLAYER GEAR FROM PRO-DIRECT TENNIS via Britwatch Sports|
Also hot-footing it from the New York Open final will be Querrey, who makes up a fairly sizeable contingent of home hopes in Delray Beach.
Querrey scooped the title in 2016 and he lost out to Del Potro in the quarter-finals last year, so ought to be a good bet for a decent run here – he is set to face Adrian Mannarino in the quarter-finals but the Frenchman has also had a decent run of form over the past week.
The Delray Beach Open takes place between 15-21 February – (GMT -5 hours).
|CLICK TO BUY TENNIS TICKETS FROM VIAGOGO via Britwatch Sports|
|Follow Britwatch - Sport in General, Brits in Particular!|
|Subscribe to Britwatch Sports|