Delray Beach Open 2024 Odds: Serbian ace can go one better

 | February 11 | 

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Although not quite as prestigious as the Rotterdam Open, the Delray Beach Open in Florida attracts some big names each year and should not disappoint in the coming week.

The ATP 250 event is headlined by American trio Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul but there are plenty of other players who could cause a stir.

Delray Beach Open 2024 Betting Tips

  • Miomir Kecmanovic to win Delray Beach Open
  • Nuno Borges to win Delray Beach Open

Miomir Kecmanovic to win Delray Beach Open

American Fritz is expected to lead the way again at the Delray Beach Open this year, having made the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in January, only to lose to world number one Novak Djokovic.

Fritz will be after a response this week and can draw confidence from the fact that he won the event last year, beating Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0 5-7 6-2 in the final.

But it could be Kecmanovic who offers better value when it comes to the Delray Beach Open this time around.

Kecmanovic also enjoyed a pretty decent Grand Slam campaign in Melbourne, reaching the tournament's fourth round before he ran out into second seed Carlos Alcaraz, with the Spaniard winning in straight sets.

Before that, though, the Serbian had beaten 14th seed Tommy Paul and 24th seed Jan-Lennard Struff and he could be a danger in Florida.

Kecmanovic's best Grand Slam is still the Australian Open with two fourth-placed finishes to his name and it is usually at this stage of the season that he is at his best.

He is no stranger to beating Americans on their own patch, having taken down Marcos Giron in last year's tournament and he can cause problems for Fritz, Paul and Tiafoe.

Nuno Borges to win Delray Beach Open

For those after a real wildcard selection at the Delray Beach Open this year, Nuno Borges could fit the bill.

The Portuguese 26-year-old rose up to a career-high 47th in the ATP rankings last month after paving a path to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

That run featured big wins over 23rd seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and 13th seed Grigor Dimitrov, while Borges even took a set off eventual finalist Medvedev in the fourth round.

Borges reached the last 16 of the ASB Classic beforehand and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that he could go deep at Delray Beach.

Borges opens against unseeded German Dominik Koepfer and, if he wins that contest, he will face top seed Fritz in the second round.

But Borges can undoubtedly approach that match as a bit of a free hit with expectations low and there is every chance he could cause an upset.

Borges has already won four matches this season and can keep his hard-court run going.

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