16 Feb ISNER ACCEPTS WILDCARD TO MAKE SIXTH APPEARANCE IN DELRAY BEACH
Delray Beach: John Isner is returning to the Delray Beach Open. The No. 3 American, who last played here in 2015, has accepted a wild card into the event.
Isner reached three straight semifinals in Delray Beach (2012, 2013, 2014) and is 9-5 in five appearances.
His commitment now gives the Delray Beach Open six players in the world’s Top 20 (and five in the Top 15). Isner (No. 18) joins Jack Sock (No. 8), Juan Martin del Potro (No. 9), Kevin Anderson (No. 11), Sam Querrey (No. 12) and Nick Kyrgios (No. 14) in the field.
The 32-player field also includes former world No. 3 Milos Raonic, young teen phenom Denis Shapovalov and Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung.
Isner is a 12-time ATP tournament winner and has finished in the Top 20 for the last eight seasons. The Tampa resident reached No. 9 in the world in 2012.
The Delray Beach Open has two wild cards remaining to fill out its 32-player 2018 field.