Mannarino vs. Djokovic
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 29, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Novak Djokovic and Adrian Mannarino square off early in the second round of the 2016 Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic is coming off a straight sets win over James Ward that took almost exactly two hours. In the victory, Djokovic got 89 percent of his first serves in play and had 29 winners to 21 unforced errors. Djokovic looked sharp, moved well around the court and simply isn’t going to lose if he continues to play clean tennis. Djokovic has lost just one match since the Madrid Masters and is simply making his opponent work for every single point. Nothing more to say about Djokovic and his play. Djokovic hasn’t lost in the second round of a grand slam since the 2008 Wimbledon. Djokovic has won 15 straight matches on grass.
Adrian Mannarino is coming off a straight sets win over Kyle Edmund that also took just over two hours. In the victory, Mannarino lost just eight first serve chances and had 31 winners to 28 unforced errors. Mannarino has to be very happy with his performance considering he dominated a top-70 player from start to finish and didn’t play anymore tennis than he needed to. Mannarino now has a chance to get the biggest victory of his career, as the 27-year-old looks to slowly climb back up into the top-50 rankings in the world. Mannarino has to be consistent with his first serve in order to have any chance. Mannarino has not made the third round of a grand slam since the 2014 US Open. Mannarino has won six of his last eight matches on grass.
This will be the first time these two meet on the tennis court.
Mannarino is no pushover for a second round match, as this is someone who was a top-30 player last season. However, you guys know by now, picking against Djokovic isn’t a wise idea, especially when we're talking about a lesser talent.
Djokovic in straight sets.