Fallen by his compatriot Arthur Rinderknech in the first round of the Masters 1000 in Montreal after having difficulty extricating himself from the qualifying table, Adrian Mannarino, who will face Jannik Sinner this Wednesday for a place in the round of 16, returned to the columns of The Team on its current level and playing conditions in Quebec.
“Tennis is crazy. Sometimes a point or two gets you home, and sometimes a point or two gets you into a tournament and then goes further. With the cold, the rebound is lower, so that gives me a bit of an advantage, especially against a player like Arthur, because I like to keep the game low. The conditions had nothing to do with those of the qualifiers. I lost close matches (losses in three sets against Alex De Minaur and Grigor Dimitrov in Atlanta and Washington). Here, I win the last round of qualifying but it’s in no way. Today (Tuesday), I’m happy because I had a solid game. I was consistent from start to finish and didn’t have a hole. »
Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 6:18 PM