Radu Albot vs. Jack Sock - 2/17/20 Delray Beach Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Radu Albot vs. Jack Sock - 2/17/20 Delray Beach Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Monday, February 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Delray Beach)

Jack Sock begins his 2020 season in Delray Beach as he meets Radu Albot in the first-round.

Jack Sock has had little to no playing time as of recent. The former world number 8 has struggled both with injuries and form over the last couple of years. Sock impressed a lot in the Laver Cup last year as he was able to beat Fognini and also win many doubles matches. Sock, when in form, is a very exciting player to watch and it is a shame that his career has not panned out the way it should have by this point. Sock will be looking to have a better 2020 season, and as long as he keeps away form injuries, I believe he can get back to his level. Sock is one of the nicest players on tour and he deserves to have a successful career.

Radu Albot is one of the most deserving tennis players on tour. Albot, born in Moldova, was born into poverty and was training on wooden floors and learning to play tennis. Now, Albot is Moldova's best athlete in any sport, and with this he has always left everything out on the court to impress his fans back home. Albot recently was supposed to play in Rotterdam but withdrew due to injury concerns. Will these injury concerns play a factor here in Delray Beach?

This will be the second meeting between both players, and their first one was 3 years ago here in Delray Beach. Sock won that one in straight sets, and I see this match ending in a similar fashion. Sock is sure to have been training hard behind closed doors and will want to impress his home crowd. Sock will want to have a great 2020 season and it will all start here.

Jack Sock to win.

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