Men’s ATP Delray Beach Open Picks
Following No. 1 Novak Djokovic’s crushing win over No. 2 Andy Murray on Sunday in the Australian Open Finals, the attention in the world of tennis betting now turns to the 2016 ATP Delray Beach Open that is set to commence on Friday, February 12th through to Sunday February 21st. Here is an overview of this annual event, including our online sportsbook’s free early tennis lines for the tournament.
2016 Delray Beach Open ATP Odds Tournament Information
What: 2016 Delray Beach Open
When: February 15 – 21 2016
Where: Delray Beach, FL, U.S.A
Venue: Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center
What is the Delray Beach Open?
The annual Delray Beach Open is the world’s only 10-day tennis event that combines the ATP World Tour and ATP Champions Tour event. The event is also one of only 11 ATP events in the US and it consists of single-elimination singles and doubles events, a fan-favorite tournament that usually features a nice blend of top-ranked men’s professionals in the world, as tennis fans get to enjoy award-winning festivals and events that includes a buzzing nightlife, shopping and eclectic boutiques, among other pleasurable enjoyments.
This year’s event, the 24th edition, features an exciting list of ATP World Tour stars signed for the tour, including the top 20 ranked duo of Bernard Tomic and Kevin Anderson, alongside defending champion Ivo Karlovic, together with a strong supporting cast that includes early signees, Grigor Dimitrov, Milos Raonic, Juan Martin del Potro and Tommy Haas.
Meanwhile, the ATP Champions Tour six-player field includes a US team that constitutes James Blake, Aaron Krickstein and Mardy Fish (a former Top 10 player on the ATP World Tour and winner of the Delray Beach Open in 2009), who will be playing an international team constituted of Mark Philippoussis, Greg Rusedski and Sebastien Grosjean.
Top Favorite Picks in the 2016 Men’s Delray Beach Open
Ivo Karlovic: Had a strong performance to win last year’s Delray Beach Open ATP World Tour, so whoever wants to win this year’s singles event must go through him.
Kevin Anderson: Currently ranked No. 12 in the ATP and a Delray Beach resident with tons of experience. Playing in front of a homely crowd will make him a fan-favorite, something that could see the 2012 Delray Beach Open go the distance in the tournament for another win.
Milos Raonic: He is currently No. 14 in the world and boasts of a stellar reputation that includes winning nine ATP titles in 16 finals. This past weekend, Raonic defeated Roger Federer in the Brisbane International final, and in 2014, he climbed as high as world No. 4, so he will be a player to watch.
Bryan Brothers (Bob and Mike): The twins are famed for their havoc-wreaking ways in the doubles, where they have won a record 109 doubles titles together, including winning last year’s Delray Beach Open doubles event. They should be the favorites to win the 16-player doubles field this year.
Best Sleeper Picks in 2016 Men’s Delray Beach Open
Juan Martin Del Potro: After his injuries limited him to playing in only six tournaments since 2014, Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, announced via YouTube that he will be returning to the ATP World Tour in February at the Delray Beach Open. The Argentine said he feels he is ready to return to the highest level of the game, and will take a wild card spot in the Delray Beach Open. In addition to winning the 2009 US Open, Del Potro has won 18 tour titles. In 2012, the 27-year-old tennis star became the first Argentine to win an Olympic medal in the men’s individual tennis competition, beating current world No. 1 Novak Djokovic for the bronze.
Grigor Dimitrov: Had a solid 2015 season that saw him play in the Wimbledon semifinals and narrowly finish just outside of the world Top 10 at No. 11.
Bernard Tomic: Currently ranked at No. 18 and finished 2015 with the highest ranking of his career.
Men’s 2016 Tennis Delray Beach Open Picks
ATP World Tour Singles Winner: Raonic
ATP World Tour Doubles Winner: Bryan Brothers (Bob and Mike)
ATP Champions Tour Winner: Team USA.