Chris Harrison, ranked 789th in the ATP Rankings is one of the surprise entrants into the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open 2021. The American will now face the Italian, Gianluca Mager in the quarterfinal clash. The Italian is ranked just outside the top 100 rankings on the 101st place.
- Date: 11th January, 2021
- Tournament: ATP Delray Beach Open 2021
- Fixture: Gianluca Mager vs Chris Harrison
- Venue: Delray Beach, Florida, United States
- Round: Quarterfinals
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
- Prize money: $349,530
Gianluca Mager vs Chris Harrison: Match Preview
Gianluca Mager defeated Ryan Harrison in the first round in three sets. The Italian came back from a set down to progress into the second round. In the Round of 16, Mager had an impressive straight sets victory over the sixth seed, Sam Querrey. Mager had to toil hard to win the first set, which he won via a tiebreaker. However, he sealed the match with a dominating performance in the second set, which he won 6-1.
Chris Harrison entered the main draw of the Delray Beach Open 2021 after winning two qualifying round matches. The American continued his impressive run in the main draw after he defeated Tomas Etcheverry in the first round in straight sets. He created the upset of the tournament so far, after he defeated the first seed, Cristian Garin in another straight sets victory in the second round.
Gianluca Mager vs Chris Harrison: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced off against each other in the past and as a result, their head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Gianluca Mager vs Chris Harrison: Match Prediction
There is not much to separate the two players ahead of their quarterfinal clash. Both players had impressive victories in their respective second round matches, defeating seeded players in straight sets. However, Chris Harrison just gets the edge in this encounter because of his incredible run so far, where he has won four consecutive matches, which includes a victory over the top seed. The match is expected to be decided by a three set affair.
Match Prediction: Chris Harrison to defeat Mager in three sets.