Daniil Medvedev vs. Adrian Mannarino
|Date & Time||Friday July 6, 2018, 7:00 AM (EDT)|
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Adrian Mannarino and Daniil Medvedev meet in the third round of the 2018 tennis Wimbledon.
Adrian Mannarino is coming off a straight sets win over Ryan Harrison that took 37 games to decide. In the victory, Mannarino won 74 percent of his first serve points and 56 percent of his second serve points. Mannarino won 66 percent of his total service points and managed to convert on five of his nine break chances. Mannarino looked much better than he did n his first round match against Christian Garin, and it’s about time he has some grand slam success. It’s hard to be taken seriously as a top-30 player in the world and not have any deep grand slam runs. Maybe this is finally the breakthrough performance for Mannarino, who just turned 30 years old. Mannarino has a chance to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the second time since 2104. Mannarino has won five of his last six matches on grass court.
Daniil Medvedev is coming off a straight sets win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez that took 27 games to decide. In the victory, Medvedev won 81 percent of his first serve points and 62 percent of his second serve points. Medvedev won 73 percent of his total service points and had 31 winners to just 14 unforced errors. It was about the best you’ll ever see Medvedev play, and it’s a performance that should have him feeling good about his chances moving forward. Medvedev has now won eight of his last 12 sets and now has four grand slam victories under his belt at 22 years old. Medvedev hopes to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in his career. Medvedev has split his last six matches on grass court.
These two have played twice and Mannarino has won both meetings. The most recent match was in the 2017 Canadian Masters, a match Mannarino won in 16 games.
Medvedev is laying well enough to be given a shot in this match, but I’m big on experience in grand slam play. Medvedev has very little grand slam success at this stage of his career and hasn’t exactly played the toughest competition to get here. Mannarino is playing some of the best tennis of his life right now and needs a breakthrough grand slam performance to kind of solidify his current ranking.
I like Mannarino to win this match.