10 Jan Final Four Teams Look for Breakout Result
The doubles draw at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com is down to the final four teams with the semifinal matches set to take place Tuesday.
It has been an upset-heavy tournament, with all four seeded teams eliminated in the opening round. The result is a big opportunity for the remaining four duos, each of which is looking to win its first ATP title as a team.
An American duo has won the title in Delray beach six times in the past eight years, and two USA teams have the chance to extend that run as the teams of Christian and Ryan Harrison along with Mackenzie McDonald and Tommy Paul have reached the semifinals.
The Harrisons are looking to ensure a pair of brothers win this title for the third year in a row on the heels of Bob & Mike Bryan claiming back-to-back titles before retiring in 2020.
Ryan, the older sibling by two years, is a four-time doubles winner on the ATP, including claiming the 2017 French Open. Christian, who is seeking his first ATP title of any kind, is also through to the singles quarterfinal.
The Harrisons will face the duo of Andres Molteni and Hugo Nys in Tuesday’s semifinals.
Molteni, from Argentina, has the most ATP titles of any remaining player, having six career wins to his name. Nys is through to the semifinals in Delray Beach for the third time in four years but has never advanced to the final here. He is looking to win a second ATP title.
In the other semifinal, all four players are looking to reach their first final of any kind on the ATP Tour as McDonald and Paul take on Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar.
The American duo of McDonald and Paul teamed up to win a Challenger title in 2018.
While Behar and Escobar are seeking their first career ATP title they have had success together, teaming up to claim eight Challenger titles together.