Adrian Mannarino vs. Alex De Minaur
|Date & Time||Sunday September 29, 2019, 7:00 AM (EDT)|
Hengqin International Tennis Center
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Adrian Mannarino and Alex De Minaur meet in the final of the 2019 tennis Zhuhai Open.
Adrian Mannarino is coming off a three sets win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas that took 23 games to decide. In the victory, Mannarino won 83 percent of his first serve points and 62 percent of his second serve points. Mannarino won 74 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his eight break points. Mannarino got 55 percent of his first serves in play, saved one of two break points and hit nine aces. Mannarino has won five of his last seven matches that have gone the distance. Mannarino looks to win his second title of the year and his third title of his career. Mannarino is 1-6 in previous final appearances. Mannarino has won five of his last six matches on hard court.
Alex De Minaur is coming off a straight sets win over Roberto Bautista-Agut that took 16 games to decide. In the victory, De Minaur won 95 percent of his first serve points and 70 percent of his second serve points. De Minaur won 83 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his five break points. De Minaur got 50 percent of his first serves in play, saved both break points and hit two aces. De Minaur could be better with getting his first serve in play, especially when he won 19 of 20 first serve points in the straight sets victory. De Minaur looks to win his third title of the year and his title of his career. De Minaur is 2-2 in previous final appearances. De Minaur has won seven of his last eight matches on hard court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
It’s tough to back Mannarino given his history in big matches, and it’s even tougher when De Minaur is enjoying the best season of his career and is fresh off a serving clinic. If De Minaur can do a better job of getting his first serve in play, he should cruise to a victory in this match, winning his third title of the year.
Give me De Minaur in this match.