Sam Querrey, former World number 11 will take on the Italian, Gianluca Mager in the second round at the ATP Delray Beach Open 2021. Querrey is currently ranked 56 in the world, whereas the Italian is ranked just outside the top 100 in the 101st place.
- Date: 9th January, 2021
- Tournament: ATP Delray Beach Open 2021
- Fixture: Sam Querrey vs Gianluca Mager
- Venue: Delray Beach, Florida, United States
- Round: Round of 16 (Second round)
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
- Prize money: $349,530
Sam Querrey vs Gianluca Mager: Match Preview
Sam Querrey had a forgettable end to the 2020 season as he failed to win a single match at the Cincinnati Masters, Italian Open, US Open and the French Open. The American returned to action at the Delray Beach Open for the first time after his French Open first round loss in September. Querrey humbled his American counterpart, Mackenzie McDonald in straight sets in the first round, hitting 13 aces as he moved comfortably into the second round.
Gianluca Mager was involved in playing the Challengers events for majority of the 2020 season. He looks forward to stepping up his game on the ATP Tour. He started off his 2021 campaign in the best possible fashion as he defeated Ryan Harrison in three sets in the first round of the Delray Open. The Italian made a comeback after being a set down to progress into round two.
Sam Querrey vs Gianluca Mager: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced before and their second round clash at the Delray Beach Open will be their first ever encounter.
Sam Querrey vs Gianluca Mager: Match Prediction
Sam Querrey seems to have found back his form after he defeated Mackenzie McDonald in straight sets in the first round. The American served well and had a good return game, breaking his opponent on three occasions. Querrey starts the match as the favorite, however, Gianluca Mager is a gutsy challenger who will certainly not go down without putting up a fight. The Italian does not have the best record on hard courts, and has struggled on the surface in the past year.
Match Prediction: Sam Querrey to defeat Gianluca Mager in straight sets.