Harrison qualifies in Delray Beach
Seventeen-year old American and IMG Bollettieri student Ryan Harrison qualified for his second consecutive main draw of an ATP event in Delray Beach after defeating Izak van der Merwe of South Africa 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(2). He also qualified the week before at the Region Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis before losing to eventual finalist John Isner in the first round. He will face talented youngster Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the opening round. He also moved into the quarterfinals of the doubles in Delray Beach with fellow IMG Bollettieri pro, Taylor Dent.
Speaking of Dent, he is also playing singles in Delray Beach and will take on American James Blake in the first round. Other IMG Bollettieri pros that are playing include Kei Nishikori and Xavier Malisse. Nishikori will take Benjamin Becker and Malisse will face Jeremy Chardy.
Good luck to everyone!!