Adrian Mannarino qualified for the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000

Adrian Mannarino qualified for the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000

Six years later, Adrian Mannarino is back in the Masters 1000 quarter-finals. The Frenchman, present at this level of the competition in 2017 in Canada, will only play his second quarter-final in this tournament category. To climb there, he benefited from the abandonment of a suffering Mackenzie McDonald who preferred to say stop when he was largely led in the second set (6-4, 3-0 ab.). Mannarino will find Alexander Zverev in the quarters.

The 35-year-old player, who will re-enter the top 25 on Monday when the ATP rankings are published, had however entered this part upside down. A few errors on his first face-off and he let his opponent of the day take the set in hand (3-0). But the Frenchman reacted perfectly, jostling to put more energy on the court and he put on the games in turn, picking up the score, then taking charge of this first act to never let go.

Mannarino has never beaten Zverev

The American still managed to disturb him with a few short or sliced ​​balls, but he gradually disappeared from the game and his real condition came to light when he first called on the physio at the start of the second set. He called back the medical team a few moments later before recording his package with Mannarino and the referee of the meeting.

Mannarino will now find a player who has never succeeded in his career, Alexander Zverev. The French, titled in Newport at the end of July, has never beaten the German in seven confrontations. The last, in Montpellier last year, even ended in a hell of a spanking (6-1, 6-0). But he shouldn’t have time to go too far on the subject since he never looks at who his future opponent is.


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