Will Big Serves Lead To Maiden Delray Beach Title For Isner?
The second seed will try to get off to a good start to the 2021 season when he plays one of two Brazilian lefties: Thomaz Bellucci or Thiago Monteiro. Isner owns a 2-2 ATP Head2Head record against Bellucci and he won his only previous clash against Monteiro in four tie-break sets at last year’s Australian Open.
The big-serving righty also has dangerous countrymen on the rise in his section of the draw. Fifth seed Tommy Paul is the other seeded player in Isner’s quarter. If Paul defeats Ji Sung Nam in the first round, he could play fellow American Sebastian Korda in the second round.
Korda will make his Delray Beach debut against consistent baseliner Soonwoo Kwon. The #NextGenATP American made a big splash at Roland Garros last year. After qualifying, Korda defeated Andreas Seppi, Isner and Pedro Martinez to reach the fourth round, in which he fell to Rafael Nadal, his idol.
The top seed at this ATP 250 is Chilean Cristian Garin, who will try to win his first ATP Tour title on hard courts.
Frances Tiafoe, the eighth seed and 2018 champion, will start his tournament against a qualifier.
Arevalo/Rojer Top Doubles Draw
The top seeds in the Delray Beach doubles draw are Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer, who will open against Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar. Second seeds Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald will play Andres Molteni and Hugo Nys.
Here's all you need to know about the Delray tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 7-13 January 2021
Tournament Director: Mark Baron
Draw Ceremony: Monday, 4 January 2021, 3pm
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Tuesday at 10am; Wednesday at 11am
* Main draw: Thursday, 7 January - Wednesday, 17 January at 11am and 6pm
* Doubles final: Wednesday, 17 January 12:30pm
* Singles final: Wednesday, 17 January not before 3pm
How To Watch
Watch Live On Tennis TV
Venue: Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Prize Money: $ 349,530 (Total Financial Commitment: $ 418,195)
Most Titles, Singles: Jan-Michael Gambill, Ernests Gulbis, Xavier Malisse, Jason Stoltenberg (2)
Most Titles, Doubles: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (6)
Oldest Champion: Ivo Karlovic, 35, in 2015
Youngest Champion: Kei Nishikori, 18, in 2008
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 20 Mardy Fish in 2009
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 244 Kei Nishikori in 2008
Most Match Wins: Xavier Malisse (26)
Last Home Champion: Reilly Opelka in 2020