Rain halts play at Delray Beach

Only one second-round match got started Wednesday due to rain at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.

Eighth-seeded Xavier Malisse was tied 2-2 with Spanish qualifier Daniel Munoz- De La Nava when play was halted at Delray Beach Tennis Center. Malisse was the champion here in 2005 and 2007 and runner-up in 1999, 2001 and 2006.

That match, along with seven other second-round encounters, will take place Thursday.

Second-seeded German Tommy Haas, who titled at this event in 2006, will take on Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis, the 2010 champion, squares off with American Sam Querrey, the No. 3 seed. The other match that didn't get started, between Croatian Ivan Dodig and Russian Evgeny Donskoy is also on tap Thursday as are the regularly-scheduled second-round tilts.

Top-seeded John Isner faces Japan's Go Soeda, while sixth seed Kevin Anderson, the defending champion from South Africa, takes on Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei. American wild card Jack Sock plays Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania, and Croatia's Ivo Karlovic takes on Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

The 2013 champion will pocket $78,000.