The 27th edition of Delray Beach Open will take place at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, moving there from Coral Springs in 1999, with Lleyton Hewitt as the first champion 20 years ago. Tommy Haas, Kei Nishikori (won his first title there in 2008 at the age of 18), Mardy Fish, Juan Martin del Potro, Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic, Sam Querrey, Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe have all won the title there and we will see some former champions on the court next week as well.
The world no. 4 and 2011 winner Juan Martin del Potro returns to action for the first time since September last year, struggling with a knee injury and missing the end of 2018 and the first month of the new season to recover completely and return even stronger.
Juan Martin opens the campaign against Yoshihito Nishioka and if he passes the first obstacle there is Reilly Opelka or Tennys Sandgren waiting in round two. Taylor Fritz, Mackenzie McDonald, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Jared Donaldson complete the top quarter, with Jared playing for the first time since August after being sidelined with a knee injury.
Steve Johnson and John Millman lead the second quarter, together with Jason Jung, Paolo Lorenzi, Radu Albot, 2015 winner Ivo Karlovic and Nick Kyrgios who will seek the first good result of the season, ranked outside the top-60 for the first time since 2014.
The defending champion Frances Tiafoe is the 3rd seed, hoping to bounce back after an unfortunate result in New York and facing Lloyd Harris, Marcel Granollers, Jordan Thompson, Bernard Tomic and Andreas Seppi. In the bottom quarter, John Isner will seek the first Delray Beach title, accepting a wild card and facing Peter Polansky in the opening round.
Lukas Lacko, Denis Istomin, Feliciano Lopez, Adrian Mannarino and the semi-finalist from New York Brayden Schnur will try to stop John from reaching the semis, especially if he goes all the way in New York this week. Full draw: