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Daily Notebook: Monday, Feb. 12

12 February 2024 By Delray Beach Open
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Top Things To Know for Monday, Feb. 12

 

1) Defending Finalist Back to Try Again

Miomir Kecmanovic, last year's finalist, plays his first round on Monday night. Since his run here last year, he reached another final and two semifinals, and last month upset Tommy Paul to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open. He faces wild card American Patrick Kypson who is on a five-match winning streak having just won his third Challenger Tour title.

 

2) Hard Fight For the Main Draw

Nicolas Moreno De Alboran, Zachary Svajda and Radu Albot won two matches to qualify for the main draw. One more qualifier will be decided Monday when Thanasi Kokkinakis and Shintaro Mochizuki square off for the last spot. American Moreno De Alboran fought to win his first qualifying match in three tiebreaks in over three hours, then came back the next day, dropped the first set before storming back to take the next two and qualify for his third-ever main draw. Originally from New York, he was a top 10 collegiate player at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

 

3) Annual Food Drive = Free Ticket

On Monday, fans can donate 10 non-perishable food items and receive a free seat for the day session. Proceeds benefit the KOP Mentoring Network. One ticket per person. Monday is also Senior Day. Fans age 55 and older can buy one ticket, get one free.

 

4) Dallas Open Champions Head to Delray Beach

All six singles and doubles finalists from last week's Dallas Open are playing in the Delray Beach Open. In the Dallas singles final, Tommy Paul defeated Marcos Giron in three sets to collect his second career title. In doubles, Australians Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson defeated countryman Rinky Hijikata and American Will Blumberg for their second title together.

 

5) ATP Champions Tour Matches

The Bryan brothers continued their dominance on the ATP Champions Tour, winning all six sets played over three matches. Ivo Karlovic was perfect in his two matches, winning all four sets, and Tommy Haas won both his singles matches over Kevin Anderson and Sam Querrey. The lone female and teen playing among these male legends, Clervie Ngounoue, held her own and won her only match, partnering with Karlovic.