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Tournament Favourites to win
* John Isner - Usually at home literally in an event like this. His best years are behind him but with a weak draw if he serves well anything is possible. He has not won this title yet and keep in mind he has lost hos first two matches of the season for the last 3 years!!
Prediction = SF

* Adrian Mannarino - Ended the year with a 8/3 record making a final too and already has the monkey off his back by winning a title in 2019. I have a feeling his character wont sit well with the conditions in delray though.
Prediction = QF

* Frances Tiafoe - A former champ here(his only title so far) has a good draw, could face 2 Qualifiers to make QF. Last time on US soil he beat 3 solid players in US Open.
Prediction = W

* Hubert Hurkacz - He has a good draw here and started the season well last two years. Last season he beat 2 of the top 8 in the atp cup. His only title conlmes on US soil too in Winston S 2019.
Prediction = SF

Fun/Interestin Facts
  • The bottom half is OCD central with a match featuring 2 Brazilians and 2 matches featuring an American v a Qualifier.
  • We have a cool little Davis Cup Match between USA v S.Korea in the bottom half as Paul v Nam and Kwon v Korda and yes the winner plays the winner!!
  • Almost half, 12 or 13, of the 28 are Americans. As it stands though there will only be 1 all American match dependant on Q placing.
  • There will be 2 matches which have 2 clay courters playing. Martin v Galan and Bellucci v Monteiro.
  • Loads of the MD players are playing doubles.
  • Isner v Korda potential RG2020 rematch in QF here

Best Matches of Rd1
M.McDonald v (6) S.Querrey
S.Kwon v S.Korda


Comments
This is a significant event as we finally see a return and there is fans. We will also see automatic line calling. Well in Q there has been. There is one other finalist from past who could join Tiafoe and thats fellow American Donald Young. He has an interesting FRQ match v Super G after fighting hard a set down today in Rd1.

It will be interesting to see Korda in action again after that RG R16 run and a few good CH runs. Lets see how he fares at home in an ATP event.

Noah Rubin and Ryan Harrison get ANOTHER shot at the big time with their WC. They both have good first rounds lets see if waste or not.

Garin is a player I admire but we all know Hard is prob his least fav. This makes it strange he is seeded 1. It would be real impressive if he won title here.


Dark Horse
S.Korda and T.Paul


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Hoping for Tiafoe.
 
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I say Tommy Paul is the dark horse. Having practiced (and living) with Opelka during the pandemic, and living so close to the tournament venue, he has a chance. Though clay would suit his game more, I am thinking 2021 might hold some great wins for Paul
 

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Delray Beach Qualifiers

(293) Roberto Quiroz
(304) Kevin King
(327) Donald Young
(789) Christian Harrison
 

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Tiafoe v Young - crowd will love

Harrison v Etchverry - Harrison v Harrison on cards

King v Fratengelo

Rubin v Quiroz
 
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USA 2 S.Korea 0
 
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2 dark horse picks face off tomorrow
 

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Leaving put top seed as a contender is backed up ha
 
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