ANDERSON AND ISNER TAKE TOP SEEDS

ANDERSON AND ISNER TAKE TOP SEEDS

ANDERSON AND ISNER TAKE TOP SEEDS

Isner Plays Opening Match Tuesday Evening

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Top 20 players Kevin Anderson (No. 15) and John Isner (No. 18) are the top two seeds in the 23rd annual Delray Beach Open By The Venetian® Las Vegas. Play gets underway on Monday (Feb. 16) .

Anderson, a local resident who lives in Gulfstream next to Delray Beach, won the 2012 Delray Beach ATP event while Isner, the top-ranked American, is a three-time semi-finalist.

Anderson drew a qualifier in the first round while Isner will play Marinko Matosevic, an Australian who was runner-up to Anderson in Delray Beach in 2012. That match is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:00 pm at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center.

Overall, four of the five top-ranked Americans are in the draw. That includes No. 6 Sam Querrey, No. 7 seed Steve Johnson, who reached the semifinals here a year ago as a qualifier, and Donald Young. Young is into the semifinals in the ATP event currently being played in Memphis.

A pair of young Americans also received wild cards into the draw, including local 17-year-old junior phenom Stefan Koslov of Pembroke Pines and 22-year-old Denis Kudla, who has already moved his way up the rankings to No. 131 in the world. The third wild card went to Russian teen Andrey Rublev, the 2014 French Open junior champion.

Koslov, the 2014 Orange Bowl champion who is currently world No. 6 in junior ITF rankings, drew fellow American Tim Smyzek in the first round. Smyzek moved up to No. 80 in the world after winning the Dallas Challenger two weeks ago.

The doubles draw, which will be released on Saturday afternoon, has the world No. 1 Bryan Brothers playing their first round match on Wednesday at 12:30 pm.

Men’s Singles

First Round 
[1] K. Anderson (RSA) vs. Qualifier
S. Groth (AUS) vs. Y. Lu (TPE)
L. Lacko (SVK) vs. [WC] D. Kudla (USA)
Qualifier vs. [5] A. Mannarino (FRA)
[4] I. Karlovic (CRO) vs. D. Brown (GER)
F. Krajinovic (SRB) vs. Qualifier
[WC] A. Rublev (RUS) vs. D. Sela (ISR)
M. Kukushkin (KAZ) vs. [7] S. Johnson (USA)
[6] S. Querrey (USA) vs. A. Gonzalez (COL)
I. Dodig (CRO) vs. D. Young (USA)
T. Smyczek (USA) vs. [WC] S. Kozlov (USA)
T. Gabashvili (RUS) vs. [3] A. Dolgopolov (UKR)
[8] V. Troicki (SRB) vs. S. Robert (FRA)
B. Tomic (AUS) vs. M. Jaziri (TUN)
Qualifier vs. I. Sijsling (NED)
M. Matosevic (AUS) vs. [2] J. Isner (USA)

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