Delray Beach Open: Cristian Garin vs. Christian Harrison 1/9/2021 Tennis Prediction

Delray Beach Open: Cristian Garin vs. Christian Harrison 1/9/2021 Tennis Prediction Photo by Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Harrison vs. Cristian Garin - 2021 Delray Beach Open Second Round

Saturday, January 9 2021

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It is Cristian Garin's first match of the 2021 season as he meets Christian Harrison in the second round of the 2021 Delray Beach Open on Saturday, January 9th 2021. Will Garin be able to begin his season on a high, or will a shocking upset be on the cards here in Delray Beach?

Christian Harrison is not a very well known player on the tour as he is more of a challenger level player, but he will be looking positively on his start to the season, making it to the second round here. Harrison had a pretty easy first round match against Etcheverry which he won in straight sets 6-4/6-2. Harrison is not really supposed to be here and he did not play a strong opponent in this first match, therefore he will have to drastically increase his playing level in the second round if he has any chance against Garin.

Cristian Garin is emerging as one of the most promising talents on the ATP Tour, especially in smaller ATP 250 tournaments, and on clay. Garin won the Cordoba Open and the Rio de Janeiro Open last year, showing us that he is definitely a mainstay on the ATP Tour. Garin will be playing on hard courts here in Delray Beach, but he has shown some strong results on these courts in the past, and will definitely want to get some strong minutes under his belt here before he goes to Australia early next month to prepare for the big tournaments there.

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This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and I do not see any other result than a Cristian Garin straight sets victory here. Harrison is ranked 789 in the world, whilst Garin is 22 in the world. There is no chance of this being a tight match, as these two players are form different planets when it comes to tennis talent. Garin will be very motivated to begin his 2021 season with a victory and he will not let a challenger level player stand in his way here in the second round of the Delray Beach Open.

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Liam’s Pick Cristian Garin to win

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