Marie Mahé, Media365, published on Tuesday August 02, 2022 at 08:00
Adrian Mannarino and Benoît Paire beat Bradley Klahn and Peter Gojowczyk respectively to advance to the second round in Washington.
He didn’t really have to be an employer. On the night of Monday to Tuesday, the French Adrian Mannarino, 67th player in the world, qualified for the second round of the ATP 500 tournament in Washington in the United States, on hard court, after his victory against the American Bradley Klahn, 808th world player and beneficiary of a wild card, in two sets (6-2, 6-4) and 1h18 of play. In the first set, after an entry break point, the Frenchman took the next two services from his opponent, not without trying three times for the double-break. With this double advantage in their pocket, the Habs then went to pocket this first set, on a final shutout (6-2). Finally, in the second and final set, the two players tied for the first eight games. At 4-4, the American then cracked again, and this at the worst of times. Because, in the process, Adrian Mannarino did not hesitate to conclude, on his first match point (6-4).
Pair revives success
He had not won a single match since May 16 and remained on a series of seven consecutive defeats. The French Benoît Paire, 112th player in the world, also passed the first round, after eliminating the German Peter Gojowczyk, 110th player in the world, in two sets (7-5, 6-4) and 1h08 of play. , it was however the Frenchman who had then lost his entry service, before finally unbreaking in stride at his second opportunity. On the next service game from his opponent of the day, the Habs even followed up with three new break points, but without achieving his ends. But, at the worst of times, at 5-5, the German then broke down again, giving up a final serve. In the process, Benoît Paire only had to conclude on his first set point (7-5). Finally, in the second and final set, both players did not engage for the first six games. At 3-3, Peter Gojowczyk saved a break point, before giving in on the second. The lower ranked of the two did not let go of this advantage and then went to conclude, on a final shutout (6-4).