Wednesday at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com

Wednesday at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com

Wednesday at the Delray Beach Open will feature five American’s in singles play and the greatest doubles team of all time, the Bryan Brothers, will also be in action. Ryan Harrison, who is making an injury comeback, will be the first singles match on stadium court not before 12:30 p.m. as he takes on the No. 1 player from South Korea Soonwoo Kwon. Following Harrison and Kwon will be 18-year-old sensation Brandon Nakashima who will play Cameron Norrie of Great Britain. Reilly Opelka and Mackenzie McDonald get the night session underway not before 6 p.m. with the Bryan brothers set to close the show not before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) v. [WC] Ryan Harrison (USA) – 2nd on stadium not before 12:30 p.m.

The second match of the day features a first time meeting between ATP Tour rising star Soonwoo Kwon and injury ravaged American Ryan Harrison. Kwon, 22, is in career best form coming off two quarter final appearances already in 2020 in Pune and in New York where he beat Delray Beach No. 2 seed Milos Raonic in the second round. Kwon has continued his impressive play here beating three-time Delray Beach quarterfinalist Adrian Mannarino in the first round.  27-year-old Harrison won his first ATP Tour main draw match in over a year on Monday beating Damir Dzumhur, as he continues to come back from an elbow injury.

Brandon Nakashima (USA) v. [Q] Cameron Norrie – 3rd on stadium not before 3 p.m.

Wednesday’s final day session match will feature another first-time meeting, between 18-year-old Brandon Nakashima and former NCAA No. 1 Cameron Norrie. Norrie, 24, turned pro in 2017 after going 21-1 at No. 1 singles during his junior season at TCU, where he finished as the No. 1 player in the nation. Nakashima is also a college product, however, he only spent one semester at the University of Virginia, before turning pro this year. The young American has made a bright start to his tour career here in Delray beating Jiri Vesely, the 2020 Tata Open Maharashtra champion, in the first round. Nakashima’s newly appointed coach, Australian tennis legend Pat Cash, will be looking for more of the same from his young tirade on Wednesday against Norrie.

Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) v. [Q] Noah Rubin (USA) – 3rd on court 1

The lone singles match to be played on court one on Wednesday is between the No. 2 player from Japan, Yoshihito Nishioka, and former Wake Forrest Deacon, Noah Rubin. This will mark the pair’s first meeting on the ATP Tour, however, they did meet twice in 2014 on the ATP Challenger Tour, with Nishioka winning both of those meetings. Rubin, 23, came through the qualifying draw surviving a match point against Denis Istomin to qualify for his first ATP Tour event of the year. He had much less stress in his opening main draw match against Jason Jung who was forced to retire in their second set. Rubin’s opponent, 24-year-old Nishioka, has made a fast start to 2020, leading Japan to two team victories at the inaugural ATP Cup and also making his first ever appearance in a grand slam third round at the Australian Open. Nishioka continued his good form on Monday night as he upset Australian journeyman and Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com No. 5 seed John Millman in three sets.

Reilly Opelka (USA) [4] v. Mackenzie McDonald (USA) – not before 6 p.m.

Opening the night session on Wednesday will be big serving Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com No. 4 seed Reilly Opelka and former NCAA singles and doubles champion Mackenzie McDonald. Opelka had his best win of 2020 yesterday as he overcame losing a first set tiebreaker to outlast two-time Delray Beach champion Ernests Gulbis in two hours and 39 minutes. McDonald who is defending a semi-final appearance here last year won his first ATP Tour level match in almost a year on Monday against Yasutaka Uchiyama in straight sets. Wednesday night’s match will be the first time Opelka and McDonald have met on the ATP Tour. However, they have split a pair of matches on the ATP Challenger Tour in 2016 and 2019.

Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) [1] v. ALTERNATE – not before 8 p.m.

Closing out play on stadium court Wednesday will be none other than the greatest doubles team of all time, Bob and Mike Bryan. The pair are making their 13th and final appearance here in Delray having won the title five times. The brothers are coming off a round of 16 exit at the Australian Open and will be hoping to get off to a good start in their first match on home soil in their final year on tour.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail