Sock v Raonic 1st Round at ATP Delray Beach; Preview

by Staff | February 18th, 2018, 2:11 am
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Jack Sock is the top seed in Delray Beach, and will astoundingly meet his opponent in last year’s final, Milos Raonic, in the opening round.
DELRAY BEACH, Florida, USA; Surface: hard

Seeds: Jack Sock, Juan Martin del Potro, Kevin Anderson, Sam Querrey, Nick Kyrgios, John Isner, Adrian Mannarino, Chung Hyeon

Floaters: Milos Raonic, Radu Albot, Denis Shapovalov, Jeremy Chardy


Tough starts for (1) Sock vs. Raonic, (6) Isner vs. last week’s hot New York Open semifinalist Albot, and (2) Del Potro vs. Chardy who he has lost to on hardcourt…

Korea’s Hyeon is testing his feet for the first time since blisters sidelined him in the semifinals of the Australian Open. (8) Hyeon will meet qualifiers in his first two rounds then likely (2) Del Potro…

Wildcards went to Americans Isner, Reilly Opelka and Frances Tiafoe…

“I am super excited to make my debut in Delray Beach,” Kyrgios said. “It is a place I know well and have very fond memories of as I’ve spent a lot of time in the local area over the past few years. I feel very comfortable in Delray and I look forward to stepping out in front of the great crowds and putting on a good show for the fans.”

Sock’s first round match is a rematch of last year’s final when he received a walkover from the injured Raonic…

Former champions in the field are Sock (2017), Querrey (2016), Ivo Karlovic (2015), Anderson (2012), and Del Potro (2011).

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