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Juan Martin del Potro will open against Kudla in Delray Beach

Del Potro To Face Kudla In Return

Wild card takes on American in Delray Beach

Former World No. 4 Juan Martin del Potro will take on American Denis Kudla in the first round of the Delray Beach Open, which kicks off on 15 February. It will be the pair’s first tour-level meeting.

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The Argentine, who only took part in two ATP World Tour events in the past year due to wrist surgery, has experienced comeback success in Delray Beach before, having won the 2011 title (d. Tipsarevic) without dropping a set after entering the draw at No. 166 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.

Del Potro is in the same half as top seed Kevin Anderson and could face third seed Ivo Karlovic in the second round.