Author: Tomi Garguilo

Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar won their first ATP title with a 6-7(5) 7-6(4) 10-4 victory over the Harrison brothers, Christian and Ryan, Wednesday at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com. The match was as tight as the score would indicate, with neither side converting a break in the match. The champions saved all nine break points they faced – including seven in the second set alone – while the Harrisons saved all four break chances. It was the third victory in their four matches this week that Behar and Escobar were pushed to a deciding match tie-break. “I think we’ve been in, not in the ATP but in the Challengers, we’ve been in this position many times and I think we’ve learned to deal with it,” Escobar said. “I think this week some things clicked and some things seemed easier for us in the end.” While this was...

By STEVE DORSEY  DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Hubert Hurkacz didn’t arrive here for the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com with the fanfare as some of the other seeded players or the more recognizable Americans in the field this week. But the 23-year-old is leaving town with a championship trophy, leaving the rest of the field in his dust. Hurkacz, the No. 4 seed, claimed his second ATP Tour title Wednesday afternoon, defeating 20-year-old American Sebastian Korda 6-3, 6-3 on the Stadium Court at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. He won all four of his matches this week in straight sets and will crack the top 30 of the ATP rankings after having arrived here ranked No. 35 in the world. Hurkacz is the first Polish player to capture the Delray Beach title. He was the only seeded player to reach the semifinals and never faced a player...