Mannarino vs. Djokovic
|Date & Time||Monday July 10, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: -- Over/Under:
Novak Djokovic and Adrian Mannarino meet in the fourth round of the 2017 Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic is coming off a straight sets win over Ernests Gulbis that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Djokovic won 79 percent of his first serve points and 64 percent of his second serve points. Djokovic has yet to drop a set since losing in the French Open, and he’s won no less than 42 percent of his return points in this tournament. Djokovic has been broken just once in his first three matches while giving himself 33 break chances overall. While it may be a bit early to say Djokovic is back, he’s certainly been impressive heading into the fourth round. Djokovic hopes to make his ninth grand slam quarterfinal since 2015. Djokovic has won seven straight matches on grass court.
Adrian Mannarino is coming off a five sets win over Gael Monfils that took 52 games to decide. In the victory, Mannarino won 69 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Mannarino has won back-to-back five set matches and has given himself a combined 39 break chances during those contests. Mannarino is just grinding out victories in this tournament and has produced 114 winners in his first three matches. However, its fair to question how much Mannarino has left in the tank given his work load and the fact he doesn’t have many deep grand slam runs. Mannarino is in the fourth round of a grand slam for the first since the 2013 Wimbledon, and he hopes to make his first career grand slam quarterfinal. Mannarino has won seven of his last eight matches on grass court.
These two have played once, which was in the 2016 Wimbledon, a match Djokovic won in straight sets. The match took 32 games to decide.
The match last year between these two wasn’t close, and Mannarino hasn’t been in a spot like this often. With the way Djokovic is hitting the ball both on his serve and return, there’s no reason to consider anybody but Novak. Mannarino has no grand slam success and has just two wins over top-10 players.
Djokovic wins another match probably in straight sets.