referring to But I wish him good luck the rest of the season.”Haas is sticking around Delray Beach.
Tuesday night will most likely be the last time fans see Haas play a singles match at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.
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The 38 year old, who’s embarking on his final comeback, led Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili by a set and a break during their first-round match at the Delray Beach Open on Tuesday.
Leading 4-3 in the second set, Haas was broken and fell in the 18-point tie-break.
As it stated in Haas underwent right foot surgery last April and had not played since October 2015 until retiring from a first-round Australian Open match last month.
US third seed Jack Sock fired eight aces in downing Moldova’s Radu Albot 6-4, 7-6 (7/2).
MIAMI: Canadian top seed Milos Raonic blasted 10 aces in downing US qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday (Feb 21) to reach the second round of the ATP Delray Beach Open.
Del Potro won the Delray Beach title in 2011 and Anderson took the 2012 crown.
And 37-year-old second seed Ivo Karlovic followed shortly thereafter, falling 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3) to 69th-ranked American Donald Young despite 19 aces from the world number 20 Croatian.
Del Potro Wins Delray Beach 2017 Opener
As it stated in Del Potro, 28, also began his 2016 season in Delray Beach, reaching the semi-finals.
When Anderson approached the net, del Potro elected to either lob or stretch the South African with well-placed, medium-paced backhands.
Juan Martin del Potro made a tentative, but ultimately successful, 2017 ATP World Tour debut Tuesday night at the Delray Beach Open, posting a 6-4, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson.
“It’s not easy in my first match to show good tennis but I think I did well,” del Potro said.
In a battle of the former Delray Beach champions, del Potro hit cautiously off his backhand wing and survived a tumble in the first set that left him with a grazed right knee.
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