Hubert Hurkacz, fourth seed at the Delray Beach Open will face Daniel Elahi Galan in the second round clash on Saturday. Hurkacz is ranked 35th in the world, whereas the Colombian is ranked just outside the top 100 on the 115th place. Hurkacz had a poor end to the 2020 season losing in the first rounds of the French Open and the Paris Masters. He will be looking forward to make amends in the 2021 season.
- Date: 9th January, 2021
- Tournament: ATP Delray Beach Open 2021
- Fixture: Daniel Elahi Galan vs Hubert Hurkacz
- Venue: Delray Beach, Florida, United States
- Round: Round of 16 (Second round)
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
- Prize money: $349,530
Daniel Elahi Galan vs Hubert Hurkacz: Match Preview
Daniel Elahi Galan had a tremendous end to the 2020 season. The Colombian reached the third round of the French Open and followed that up with impressive performances on the Challenger circuit. He won the Challenger Lima, and reached the semifinals of the Challenger Campinas. He will look forward to performing well on the ATP circuit after a breakthrough 2020 season. Galan defeated Andrej Martin in straight sets in round one.
Hubert Hurkacz suffered a poor end to the season as he was knocked out in the first round of the Paris Masters. The Pole lost in the second round of the Vienna Open and could not progress into the further stages of a tournament towards the back end of the 2020 season. His best performance in 2020 came at the ASB Classic where he reached the semifinals, before losing to Benoit Paire in three sets. Hurkacz received a bye in the first round of the Delray Beach Open.
Daniel Elahi Galan vs Hubert Hurkacz: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced just once in the past when Hubert Hurkacz emerged victorious and as a result, leads the head to head record 1-0. They faced at the Genova Challenger in 2016, where the Pole won in straight sets.
Daniel Elahi Galan vs Hubert Hurkacz: Match Prediction
Hubert Hurkacz enters the match as the favorite to progress into the third round. However, Galan is a threat to reckon with, given his improved performances towards the back end of 2020. The Colombian will fancy his chances to beat the fourth seeded Pole, who has struggled with form since last year. The match is expected to be decided by a three set encounter and can go either way. However, Galan gets the edge in this encounter because of his recent form.
Match Prediction: Daniel Elahi Galan to defeat Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets