Mannarino vs. Raonic
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 25, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Milos Raonic and Adrian Mannarino square off in the second round of the 2016 French Open.
Milos Raonic is coming off a straight sets win over Janko Tipsarevic that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Raonic won 93 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Raonic lost just five games in the first two sets. Overall, Raonic was classic Raonic in the first round, as his first serve was on point and he had 41 winners. Raonic came into this tournament in good form and if he can continue to hit his spots the way he has recently, he’s going to make a deep run this tournament. Raonic has made at least the third round of a grand slam in nine straight appearances.
Adrian Mannarino is coming off a four set win over Mikhail Kukushkin that took 36 games to decide. In the victory, Mannarino won 68 percent of his first serve points and 46 percent of his second serve points. Mannarino did have 60 unforced errors, a number he must trim if he hopes to get the monster victory here. Mannarino has put together some consistency as of late after making the semifinals of the Nice Open and climbing inside the top 60 rankings. An upset win here would probably be the biggest victory for Mannarino in a grand slam. Mannarino has surpassed the second round of a grand slam just once since 2014.
This will be the first time these two meet on the tennis court.
Mannarino can’t be overlooked in his current form, as he’s gaining confidence with each victory. However, Raonic is locked in with his serve and not too many people can beat him when that’s the case.
Raonic advances to another third round.