Delray Beach: Mannarino entrance fall, against Kwon

Marie Mahé, published on Monday February 17, 2020 at 10:39 pm

This Monday, the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, 42nd world player and seeded n ° 7, fell in the first round of the ATP 250 tournament at Delray Beach in the United States, on hard outside, beaten by the South Korean Soonwoo Kwon, 82nd player in the world, in three innings (1-6, 6-3, 6-2) and 2h02 of play.

After Rotterdam, Adrian Mannarino again falls from the start. If in the Netherlands, the French had logically been beaten, by the 27th world player, this time his defeat is much more surprising. Indeed, at the ATP 250 tournament in Delray Beach in the United States, on outdoor hard, the 42nd world player, seeded n ° 7, was beaten by the South Korean Soonwoo Kwon, 82nd world player, in three innings (1-6, 6-3, 6-2) and 2:02 of play. However, as the physiognomy of the beginning of the meeting shows, the outcome of the latter could have been quite different. Indeed, the Habs only needed 29 small minutes of play to win the first round (6-1), thanks to two breaks converted on his three opportunities obtained in all.

Mannarino failed

But in the second run, the top ranked of the two failed to confirm. Worse, he even gave up his service at 1-2, without being able to convert his two opportunities, obtained at 1-3, then at 2-4 (6-3). In the third round, the seeded n ° 7 lost this time two of his face-offs, not without also saving two other break points against him. At the same time, he only got one, 2-3. Without success. His opponent did not ask for so much and it was on his first match point that he validated his ticket for the second round of the event (6-2).

DELRAY BEACH (United States, ATP 250, hard exterior, € 622,181)
Title holder: Radu Albot (MOL)

1st round
Kyrgios (AUS, n ° 1) – Paul (USA)
Gomez (EQU, Q) – Tiafoe (USA)
Kecmanovic (SER) – Thompson (AUS)
Edmund (GBR) – Humbert (FRA, n ° 6)

Fritz (USA, n ° 3) – Norrie (GBR, Q)
Nakashima (USA, WC) defeats Vesely (RTC): 7-6 (4), 6-1
Rubin (USA, Q) – Jung (TAI)
Nishioka (JAP) – Millman (AUS, n ° 5)

Kwon (CdS) bat Mannarino (FRA, n ° 7): 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Harrison (USA, WC) defeats Dzumhur (BOS): 6-3, 6-2
McDonald (USA) bat Uchiyama (JAP): 6-2, 7-6 (5)
Gulbis (LET, Q) – Opelka (USA, n ° 4)

Albot (MOL, n ° 8) – Sock (USA, WC)
Laaksonen (SUI) – Johnson (USA)
Stebe (ALL) – Tomic (AUS, LL)
Istomin (OUZ, LL) – Raonic (CAN, n ° 2)