2021 Delray Beach Open Quarter-Final – Chris Harrison vs Gianluca Mager Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Chris Harrison vs Gianluca Mager taking place? Delray Beach Tennis Center, Florida, USA

When is Chris Harrison vs Gianluca Mager on and what time does it start? Monday 11th January, 2020 – Not before 17:30 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Chris Harrison vs Gianluca Mager? No tickets are available as this tournament will take place without spectators

What channel is Chris Harrison vs Gianluca Mager on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Chris Harrison vs Gianluca Mager in the UK? Tennis TV subscribers may be able to stream the match

THE PREDICTION

In what could well end up the widest gulf of an upset on tout this year, already, American wildcard Chris Harrison beat the top seed and world number 22 Cristian Garin in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals at Delray Beach. In only his fourth victory at tour-level, the 26-year-old world number 789 overcame the Chilean in an initially tight first set that went to a tiebreak before motoring through to the quarter-finals. It is such a shame for Harrison, who has been kept back by an inordinate amount of injuries over the years, to not have a home crown cheering him here but he has eclipsed the shock win of his next opponent, Gianluca Mager, who beat Sam Querrey in much the same fashion. The Italian is a real enigma in recent times and also threatened to build on his ATP ranking early last season on the South American clay swing. To add more interest to this unlikely match-up, Mager beat Harrison’s brother, Ryan, in the first round on Thursday in three sets. It is perhaps too romantic to suggest that Chris Harrison will be able to avenge his brother but the power of the momentum gained by taking out the top seed cannot be underestimated here either. He could at least emulate his brother by taking the Italian to a deciding set but, as a one-off punt, the heart says Chris Harrison can continue his incredible Delray Beach journey with the win here.

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