Delray Beach 2011 champion Juan Martin del Potro and 2012 champion Kevin Anderson will square off in the first round of the 2017 Delray Beach Open, giving the tournament a prime-time first-round match-up on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, is opening his 2017 season in Delray Beach while Anderson is hoping to return to the Top 10 after dropping down the rankings in 2016 following an assortment of injuries.
Del Potro reached last year's semifinals in Delray Beach, and used it as a springboard to a successful season that saw him climb from No. 1042 in the world to No. 38 at season's end. He won his 19th ATP title, reached the quarterfinals of the US Open and led Argentina to the 2016 Davis Cup title.
As expected, world No. 4 Milos Raonic is the top seed in the tournament and will play American qualifier Tim Smyczek in the first round on Tuesday at 12:30 pm..
Ivo Karlovic, the No. 2 seed and the 20th ranked player in the world, drew AmericanDonald Young in the opening round, a rematch of the 2015 Delray Beach final won by Karlovic.
American Jack Sock, the No. 3 seed, drew Moldova's Radu Albot in the first round. Sock, 24, recently broke into the Top 20, and has already won an ATP title this year.
Delray's 2006 champion Tommy Haas, 38, drew Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili for his first-round match.