The second round action at the Delray Beach Open 2020 kick-starts on Wednesday, February 19 as Reilly Opelka leads the play today. All the information around those matches can be found below with the latest Reilly Opelka v Mackenzie McDonald, Soonwoo Kwon v Ryan Harrison tips, previews and live streams below among other matches.
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Reilly Opelka v Mackenzie McDonald Predictions & Preview
Knocked out by Jason Jung in the quarterfinal of the New York Open, Reilly Opelka survived a scare against Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis in the first round of the Delray Beach Open on Tuesday.
The fourth seed American, who lost the first set tie-break, rebounded to take the 2-hour-and-40-minute contest 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) and secure a place in the Round of 16. Opelka, who served 20 aces in the match, hasn’t had the best of starts to the year as it was only his second singles win in 2020. Teaming up with compatriot Steve Johnson he finished runner-up in the doubles event in New York last week.
The 22-year-old American who was defeated in the second round at Delray Beach by Juan Martin Del Potro in 2019, will be up against a player who made it to the semifinals last year.
Coming back from an injury, Mackenzie McDonald notched his first tour-level win in 10 months when he defeated Japan’s Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old American, ranked 159th in the world, missed the last six months of 2019 as he underwent a surgery to fix a proximal hamstring tendon.
Last year in this tournament, McDonald defeated Del Potro in the quarterfinals to reach his first ever tour-level semifinal. He will be hoping to reach the last eight once again as he comes up against an edgy Opelka in the second round.
Tip: Opelka to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click here to get these odds with bet365)
Soonwoo Kwon v Ryan Harrison Predictions & Preview
Fighting back from a set down, South Korea’s up-and-coming star Soonwoo Kwon defeated seventh seed Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 to seal a berth in the Round of 16 in the Delray Beach Open.
The 22-year-old who reached back-to-back quarterfinals in Pune and New York will be aiming to make the last eight for the third consecutive tournament this month, when he takes on American wild card Ryan Harrison on Wednesday.
Ranked 433rd in the world, the 2017 French Open doubles champion Harrison notched his first tour-level win since April last year when he beat Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Damir Dzumhur in straight sets on Tuesday. Saving all nine break points in the match, Harrison converted three of five to win the contest 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and 26 minutes.
The 2017 Memphis Open champion, who is coming back from a surgery, is playing his first tour-level event of the year. He next faces a tough opponent in the 82nd-ranked Kwon, who showed great fighting abilities in his two-hour first-round battle. Going by recent form and the number of competitive matches played of late, the South Korean will have a slight edge over the American.
Tip: Kwon to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click here to get these odds with bet365)
Cameron Norrie v Brandon Nakashima Predictions & Preview
It’s been a hectic three days for Cameron Norrie, but the 60th ranked Briton will be happy to be alive and surging ahead in the tournament. Having breezed past Germany’s Peter Torebko 6-2, 6-2 in the first qualifier, Norrie had to bounce back from a set down against American Mitchell Krueger to secure a 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 win and earn a spot in the main draw. On Tuesday, he needed to dig deep once again, this time against a higher-ranked opponent in Taylor Fritz.
After a 2-hour-and-13-minute battle, Norrie finally outlasted third seed and local hope Fritz 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4. Yet to win a title on tour, the 24-year-old left-hander is 6-5 this year and will be looking to improve that record on Wednesday when he takes on American wild card Brandon Nakashima in the second round.
Making his ATP Tour debut at the Delray Beach Open, Nakashima got off to a brilliant start on Tuesday, upstaging the Maharashtra Open champion Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7-4), 6-1. The 18-year-old, ranked 294th in the world, announced his arrival in style as he demolished the 74th ranked opponent in the second set, winning the last six games in a row without breaking a sweat.
Nakashima will take a lot of confidence from the first round encounter which lasted an hour and 22 minutes. But things will only get tough in the next round. It will be interesting to see if he can get two in two, however, the odds will be stacked against him.
Tip: Norrie to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click here to get these odds with bet365)
Noah Rubin v Yoshihito Nishioka Predictions & Preview
Having stunned fifth seed John Millman of Australia, Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka will be looking to make his first quarterfinal this year when he takes on unheralded Noah Rubin in the round of 16 on Wednesday.
The Japanese left-hander, ranked 63 in the world, improved to 6-3 this year when he rallied to beat Millman 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the first round.
The 24-year-old, who won the 2018 Shenzhen Open title, will be up against a qualifier who got his first tour-level win in two years on Tuesday when New York Open semifinalist Jason Jung pulled out midway through the contest.
Rubin, 23, ranked 269th in the world, was up 6-3, 4-3 when the Chinese Taipei player withdrew with injury. The American who beat Paulo Lorenzi in straight sets and Denis Istomin in three in the qualifiers will pose a tough challenge to Nishioka, however, the Japanese should safely see off the threat.
Tip: Nishioka to win in two sets: 1/1 (Click here to get these odds with bet365)