Harrison Completes Return From Surgery With Delray Beach Win


Four months ago, Ryan Harrison was lying in a hospital bed after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right extensor tendon. On Monday, the American showed he’s back in business by easing past Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina 6-3, 6-2 at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com

The win is Harrison’s first tour-level victory since last April in Houston. Awaiting him in the next round is rising South Korean Soonwoo Kwon, who upset seventh-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.


#NextGenATP American Brandon Nakashima prevailed in his ATP Tour debut with a 7-6(4), 6-1 win over Czech Jiri Vesely. The 18-year-old took the last six games against the recent Pune champion to advance in one hour and 22 minutes. Nakashima will play the winner of third-seeded American Taylor Fritz and British qualifier Cameron Norrie.

American Mackenzie McDonald also completed a return from injury by taking out Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-2, 7-6(5). McDonald missed the last six months of the 2019 season after having surgery to repair a proximal hamstring tendon. He returned to action in January and has now earned his first tour-level win in 10 months.

Monday’s night session features fifth-seeded Aussie John Millman facing Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, followed by American Frances Tiafoe taking on Ecuadorian qualifier Emilio Gomez.


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