DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Spaniard Feliciano Lopez rallied past American Sam Querrey in the first round of the Delray Beach Open on Monday night.
The sixth-seeded Lopez, who last played this event when he lost in the 2002 quarterfinals, ousted Querrey 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Lopez, ranked No. 27 in the world, next faces Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who advanced with a straight-set win over American Jack Sock.
"This is the first match I've played outdoors this season, and it's so different after playing the past month indoors," said Lopez, who lost in the second round at Memphis last week. "I started to be more aggressive in the second set."
Mannarino's 6-4, 6-2 win on the stadium court at the Delray Beach Tennis Center was his first in three matches against Sock this season.
"There's not a lot to say about this match," Mannarino said of his win against Sock, who was a wild-card entry after reaching the quarterfinals in Memphis last week. "It was not a good match, but I'm happy to win."