Adrian Mannarino Secures Victory in Astana
Frenchman Saves 11 Set Points to Reach Semi-Finals
In a remarkable display of resilience, Adrian Mannarino clinched his 35th victory of the season, setting a personal record, and secured his third semi-final appearance in Astana. However, it was not an easy feat as he had to save a staggering 11 set points against Jurij Rodionov, ranked 107th in the world.
Despite the initial struggles, Mannarino emerged victorious in straight sets, with a scoreline of 6-1, 7-6(6). The 34-year-old Frenchman faced a moment of frustration when he mishandled his racket and t-shirt, resulting in a penalty point during the tie-break where he was trailing 2-6.
“I had a rough patch in the second set, making numerous mistakes and playing poorly. During the tiebreak, my only focus was to finish the match quickly. The penalty point came as a surprise, but it actually helped calm my nerves,” Mannarino explained, as reported by The Team.
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Mannarino to Face Ofner in the Final
Mannarino’s next challenge in his quest for the title will be against Sebastien Ofner, ranked 58th in the world. Ofner secured his place in the final by defeating Dominic Thiem in a thrilling match that ended with a score of 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
Published on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 6:11 p.m.