Adrian Mannarino vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:00 AM (Hengqin International Tennis Center)
Greek tennis superstar, Stefanos Tsitsipas will be playing at the 2019 ATP Zhuhai Open in China. Tsitsipas will begin his tournament in the second round as he faces Adrian Mannarino from France.
Adrian Mannarino won his first-round match in straight sets as he defeated Zhang Ze from China. During the victory, Mannarino impressed with his serving as he hit 7 aces which helped him win 75% of his service points. Adrian Mannarino won 92% of his service games and 2 return games to set up a solid win. It has been a tough few months for Adrian Mannarino as he has not made a quarterfinal appearance since the Antalya Open which was in June. Considering his recent form and the fact that he is playing against the number 1 seed, Adrian Mannarino is expected to be greatly challenged.
On the other side of the coin, Stefanos Tsitsipas last played at the Laver Cup where he helped Team Europe win the tournament. Tsitsipas won his match as he defeated Taylor Fritz in 3 sets. It has been a tough few months for Stefanos Tsitsipas with his only major result during the North American leg being a semifinal appearance at the Citi Open. That being said, Tsitsipas looked to be playing well during the Laver Cup which should make his tough to beat.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Adrian Mannarino have played each other once in the past. The match was played earlier in the season at the Madrid Masters where Stefanos Tsitsipas won in straight sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Stefanos Tsitsipas to win this match. Both Mannarino and Tsitsipas have struggled over the past few months but the Greek superstar managed to find some good form during the Laver Cup which should aid him in this tournament. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the stronger player and he should be good enough to win this match and secure a spot in the quarterfinals.