Delray Beach International Tennis Championships Wrap-Up of Final Day

Well what we though would happen two months ago when Dennis, a friend of mine and I heard that Juan Martin Del Potro would be playing this event; he won. Not such a huge surprise buy the way he played all week. While this isn’t a “Master Series” event or “Grand Slam” Del Portro has consistently shown he belongs at the top, even before he won the U.S. Open when he was just 21 years old. Hopefully he can stay healthy an put a sizable dent in the sizable draw at Key Biscayne this year.



Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro runs down a dropshot



Janko Tipsarovic

Janko Tipsarovic receiving his runner-up trophy


Juan Martin Del Potro Wins Delray Beach 2011 ITC

Juan Martin Del Potro Wins Delray Beach 2011 ITC


Juan Martin Del Potro Wins Delray Beach 2011 ITC  International Tennis Championships.  ATP Event

Juan Martin Del Potro Wins Delray Beach 2011 ITC International Tennis Championships. ATP Event

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.