Adrian Mannarino, 46th in the world, qualified for the Queen’s quarter-finals on Thursday by beating Taylor Fritz (8th) 6-4, 7-6 (9/7).
Gr is definitely Frenchman Adrian Mannarino’s favorite surface (46′). After having brings down world number 3 Daniil Medvedev in Bois-le-Duc last week, Mannarino offered himself a second top 10 in one week by eliminating Taylor Fritz (8th) at the Queen’s tournament. The French will play against the Australian Alex de Minaur (18th) in the quarter-finals
“I was very solid on my serve. It was very close at the end, so I’m very happy to have won“commented the 34-year-old Frenchman. Against Fritz, Mannarino indeed ped 74% of his first service balls and managed a total of 27 winning points.
Mannarino had won the first of his two ATP tournaments in 2019 on the gr of Bois-le-Duc. This year, he was beaten there in the quarter-finals after picking up the best ranking victory of his career against Medvedev.
This new quarter-final, won against another member of the Top 10, bodes well before Wimbledon (July 3-16) where he reached the round of 16 three times (2013 beaten by Kubot, 2017 beaten by Djokovic and 2018 beaten by Federer), his best result in Grand Slams (also achieved on the hard of the Australian Open in 2022).
“Beating Daniil and Taylor gives great confidence. But you shouldn’t think about your opponent’s ranking, you have to stay focused and play your game“Said Mannarino who still refuses to know his next opponent in advance.