Here we are at the end of February, and Raven Klaasen and I have picked up our first doubles title of the 2017 ATP season. We eked out a tight one, 7-5, 7-5, against Max Mirnyi and Treat Huey. They’re a great team, and Max is one of the best doubles competitors ever.
Raven had jokes, that’s for sure. “It seems like I’m just the sideshow here in Delray Beach,” he told ATPWorldTour.com. “I just have to make sure I’m not the reason we’re losing matches! I think Rajeev and I have done some good things to improve our games and this week was another progression for us as a team. The crowd has been great all week. People really enjoy their doubles here and that makes it fun for us.”
I really think the Delray Beach conditions suit my game well. I’ve played some of my better tennis at this event, against Grigor Dimitrov and other players, and that definitely carried into this week.