More Delray Beach Open Seeds Fall on Saturday; Four Quarterfinal Spots Left
Steve Fogleman in Delray Beach
January 10, 2021–The seeds kept dropping on Saturday at the Delray Beach Open in Delray Beach, Florida. Gianluca Magher, the man who defeated Rio Open top seed Dominic Thiem last March, continued his underdog magic with a rude dismissal of #6 seed Sam Querrey, 7-6(8), 6-1.
Next up was Christian Harrison, and Christian’s Mission continued as he handled the tournament’s top seed Cristian Garin, 7-6, 6-2. He continues to marvel at his run in Delray Beach, where as a child he first saw pro tennis played in person.
Following up on Harrison’s heroics, Sebastian Korda advanced over #5 seed Tommy Paul. The tournament’s highest remaining ranked player, John Isner, served his way past Thiago Monteira in the night cap in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6(4).
Those results set up a quarterfinal square-off between Magher and Harrison and an All-American match with Isner and Korda. The top half of the singles draw has now lost two of its seeded players, leaving only #4 Hubert Hurkacz in the driver’s seat. In that top half, either Harrison or Magher will reach the semifinals and play on Tuesday. All eyes will be on Hurkacz in today’s day session when he will play his first ever match at Delray Beach following his first round bye.
STADIUM – start 11:00 am
[WC] C. Harrison (USA)/R. Harrison (USA) vs O. Marach (AUT)/L.D. Martinez (VEN)
Not before 12:30 pm
 H. Hurkacz (POL) vs D.E. Galan (COL)
Not before 2:30 pm
 F. Tiafoe (USA) vs B. Fratangelo (USA)
Night Session – Not before 6:00 pm
[Q] R. Quiroz (ECU) vs I. Karlovic (CRO)
Not before 8:00 pm
C. Norrie (GBR) vs  A. Mannarino (FRA)
Court 1 – start 2:00 pm
A. Krajicek (USA)/S. Querrey (USA) vs A. Molteni (ARG)/H. Nys (MON)
Not before 4:00 pm
N. Monroe (USA)/F. Tiafoe (USA) vs [PR] M. McDonald (USA)/T. Paul (USA)