Adrian Mannarino vs. Tennys Sandgren
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
T. Sandgren +150 / A. Mannarino -169
We have reached the second round of the 2019 Hall of Fame Open in New Port, Rhode Island. At this stage of the event, Adrian Mannarino from France will play against Tennys Sandgren from the United States.
Tennys Sandgren won his previous match in 3 sets as he defeated Denis Istomin. It was a close match where Sandgren won the opening set but lost the second set. Tennys Sandgren held his nerve to win the final set 6-4. During the win, Tennys Sandgren served well as the American won 63% of his service points which allowed him to win 88% of his service games. Sandgren also won 3 return games during the win. This is expected to be a significantly tougher match for Tennys Sandgren as he is playing against the number 2 seed.
It is important to note that Tennys Sandgren has been playing well in recent months as he made the fourth round at Wimbledon. At Wimbledon, Sandgren defeated the likes of Fabio Fognini and Gilles Simon.
Looking at Adrian Mannarino, the Frenchman received an opening round bye due to his high seeding. Mannarino had a poor Wimbledon campaign as he lost in the opening round to Marin Cilic. While the result was poor, Mannarino didn’t underperform since Cilic is an elite player. Despite his early exit at Wimbledon, Adrian Mannarino has been playing well as the Frenchman won the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships last month. During that event, Mannarino defeated the likes of David Goffin, Fernando Verdasco, and Borna Coric. Adrian Mannarino is a strong grass court player and he will be confident in his ability to perform well at this tournament.
Tennys Sandgren and Adrian Mannarino have played each other once in the past. The match was played earlier in the season at the Indian Wells Open where Adrian Mannarino won in 3 sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Adrian Mannarino to win this match. Mannarino is the stronger player and he is in good form having recently won an ATP title. Mannarino defeated Tennys Sandgren earlier in the season and I see the Frenchman repeating that result in this match.