Top-seeded Christian Garin will face qualifying Christian Harrison in the Round of 16 to advance to the quarter-finals of the ATP Delray Beach Open 2021. The duo surged past their opening rounds with relative ease and are set to meet for the first time in their careers.
- Date: 9th January, 2021
- Tournament: ATP Delray Beach Open 2021
- Fixture: Christian Garin vs Christian Harrison
- Venue: Delray Beach, Florida, United States
- Round: Round of 16 (Second round)
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
- Prize money: $349,530
Christian Garin vs Christian Harrison: Match Preview
Christian Garin has had an impressive rise over the last few seasons on the ATP Tour. The Chilean won his first ATP Tour title in Houston in 2019 and has elevated his ranking into the World’s top 30. Garin will be looking to build on this progress during the 2021 season.
Christian Harrison came through his opening round in straight sets and has done well since recovering from injury, however as the world rankings suggest, World No.22 Garin seems to have too much for the 789th ranked American, recording a straight sets win.
Christian Garin vs Christian Harrison: Head to head
The pair has never played before and the Round of 16 clash at the Delray Open will be the first encounter between Garin and Harrison on the men’s professional tour.
Christian Garin vs Christian Harrison: Prediction
Garin didn’t have a fantastic 2020 season at the slams, but he bagged a pair of tour title wins on the South American clay in Cordoba and Rio. And while he’s better on the dirt than he is on hard courts, it’s hard to imagine that he will have difficulty with Harrison. Christian Harrison, who is ranked 789th, last won an ATP level main draw match back in 2018 on the grass courts of Newport, before his first round win over Tomas Etcheverry at the Delray Beach Open.
Current ranking would suggest that this will be a one-sided affair. Cristian Garin is ranked 22nd in the world and holds the top seed this week.
Match Prediction: Christian Garin in straight sets.