All results Delray Beach Open Day 1
On the other hand, the more experienced players earned three breaks that carried him over the top and into the second round. Mackenzie pulled the break back after a slow start to level the score at 3-3 in the opener before Sam grabbed three straight games to secure the first set. The second part of the match saw nine comfortable holds and a break for Sam at 1-1 following a terrible forehand from Mackenzie at the net.
Querrey held at 15 in game ten to seal the deal and kick off the season in a winning way. Sebastian Korda defeated Soonwoo Kwon 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 33 minutes, defending five out of six break chances and stealing the rival's serve thrice to move over the top in straight sets. The young American made a strong start and raced into a 4-0 lead, getting broken once after that but closing the set at 5-4.
The only break in set number two came at 4-4 when Sebastian moved in front, clinching the triumph a few minutes later on his serve. Tommy Paul needed 67 minutes to beat Ji Sung Nam 6-1, 6-4, playing well on both serve and return to kick off the title chase in style. Gianluca Mager toppled Ryan Harrison in three sets, while Thiago Monteiro bested Thomaz Bellucci in an all-Brazilian clash.
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Delray Beach Open Day 1 results:
Sam Querrey (USA) vs Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 6-3, 6-4
Tommy Paul (USA) vs Ji Sung Nam (KOR) 6-1 6-4
Sebastian Korda (USA) vs Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) 6-4 6-4
Gianluca Mager (ITA) vs [WC]Ryan Harrison (USA) 3-6 6-1 6-4
Thiago Monteiro (BRA) vs Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 6-3 7-5