1/16 finals of an ATP 500 tournament at Washington, US (hard). There we’ll see two of the veterans who thrives while playing on the hard ground facing off against each other. To have more insights on this ATP Kevin Anderson vs Adrian Mannarino match please check out the preview below.
33 years old veteran, who is currently 11th ranked overall is coming back on hard after not having the best of runs on the grass. A lot of injuries that have occurred led to Anderson not playing from May to June. It will definitely require some time to get back to his best form. Anderson has around 68% career win rate on hard and is definitely one of the strongest players on this ground when fully healthy. He had a great warm-up on the grass even though he hasn’t won anything. However, the high-level experience is very important at reaching the optimal form. The most important thing in Anderson’s playing style is an ability to serve. If the serve works, he might adapt to ground faster and reach the highest stage of this tournament given how talented of a player he is.
31 years old, 66th ranked veteran from France didn’t have such issues as his tomorrow’s opponent. Adrian has been healthy this season and hasn’t had any problems with that. He even managed to win the title on grass in Hertogenbosch. There he was considered a heavy underdog throughout most of the tournament. Adrian has a different play style than Anderson and mostly thrives on playing long-balls and playing the baseline with long rallies. Mannarino might not be that high of a caliber player as Anderson is, but he can definitely perform given his great form he’s reached while playing on grass this season. If he manages to continue playing the same way he did on grass, we might see a very close match tomorrow.
Kevin Anderson vs Adrian Mannarino H2H
Anderson is leading the H2H by winning 7 out of 9 matches they played against each other.