Greek tennis superstar, Stefanos Tsitsipas will begin his 2019 ATP Madrid Masters campaign in the second round where he will play against Adrian Mannarino from France.
Stefanos Tsitsipas enters this tournament having last played at the ATP Estoril Open in Portugal. Tsitsipas was in incredible form during the Estoril Open as the Greek superstar won the title. In the entire tournament, Stefanos Tsitsipas only lost 1 set which was in the semifinal against David Goffin. This will be the second time that Stefanos Tsitsipas will be playing at the Madrid Masters and the Greek superstar will be desperate to make an impression as he was eliminated in the opening round last season.
On the other side of the coin, Adrian Mannarino enters this match having beaten Joao Sousa in 3 sets in the previous round. Mannarino started the match well by winning the opening set but the Frenchman seemed to lose focus in the second set as he allowed Sousa back into the match. Adrian Mannarino regained his focus in the final set which he won 6-1 to secure the overall match victory. During the win, Mannarino returned serve exceptionally well as he broke his opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. The serving was a concern as Adrian Mannarino lost 5 service games. This is expected to be a much tougher match for Adrian Mannarino as he is playing against the number 8 seed.
This will be the first time that Adrian Mannarino and Stefanos Tsitsipas will be playing each other.
Looking at this contest, I see Stefanos Tsitsipas winning this match with ease. Adrian Mannarino has not looked good this season and the Frenchman struggled to win his opening round match. Tsitsipas was exceptional during the Estoril Open and I see the Greek superstar continuing his supreme form in Madrid. I am predicting Tsitsipas to win this match in straight sets.