Delray Beach International Tennis Championships

For the fourth year in a row I am shooting the Delray beach ITC. Great tournament is a warm up event for the Master Series event in March which aptly named the “fifth slam” since there are so many heavy hitters in the tournament.
This years event featured Andy Roddick but after his 30th ATP tournament win , he declared he was sick and couldn’t play in the ITC. Other than Roddick, every top American is playing this event. Unfortunately John Isner, a top college player turned pro in 2007, was ousted by Teymuraz Gabashvili. Today Sam Querrey was taken down in straight sets by Ryan Sweeting, a Bahamian turned American since he has lived in the US since he was 12 years of age.
Tonight James Blake will take on Kei Nishikori, a Japanese star who has been fighting hard to get back inside the top 100 since his elbow injury and subsequent surgery.



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