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Montpellier 2nd round. Isner bt Mannarino 7-6/6-7/6-3

fran70
10-27-2010, 02:44 PM
It was a closed match where Mannarino hesitated on the 7th game of the last set and Isner took advantage of it. It was a shame as Adrian could had win it and he should learn to keep the concentration the whole match long, especially against a player like Isner.. Congrats for Isner though.

Voo de Mar
10-27-2010, 02:46 PM
Typical day in the office from Isner :zzz: :) Should have been in straight sets - Isner led 5:2 in the 2nd tie-break.

TennisOnWood
10-27-2010, 02:46 PM
999 aces from Big John this year :p

Certinfy
10-27-2010, 02:47 PM
Got to feel for Mannarino so much! I believe Isner hit 1st serves on all of the 6 Break Points he faced! Mannarino really didn't do wrong on any of them! In fact he might of only got into 1 rally when having a BP! :eek:

Voo de Mar
10-27-2010, 02:48 PM
Has Mannarino a perm on his head? :o

philosophicalarf
10-27-2010, 03:00 PM
Should really have been straight sets for Isner, had **5-4 in the 2nd tiebreak and produced two second serves, and two errors.

Blackbriar
10-27-2010, 03:30 PM
it was a great week for Adrian, one of the best of his career so far. 2 matchs wins in qualif.,1 victory against world n°75 and a big match against a top 20 player. he should be proud of his week. I think he enters top 100 monday.

fran70
10-27-2010, 03:36 PM
it was a great week for Adrian, one of the best of his career so far. 2 matchs wins in qualif.,1 victory against world n°75 and a big match against a top 20 player. he should be proud of his week. I think he enters top 100 monday.

Agree with you :yeah:

philosophicalarf
10-27-2010, 03:37 PM
Yeah, nice game by Mannarino today, very solid on serve, attacked tidily off the ground without excessive errors (on this court midspeed midrisk attacking is enough vs Isner).

He was just unfortunate he ran into Isner serving 85%, not to mention 27 aces.

simplet
10-27-2010, 04:10 PM
Should really have been straight sets for Isner, had **5-4 in the 2nd tiebreak and produced two second serves, and two errors.

Can't really call the first one an error, Mannarino rifled the return right at his feet. He would have needed an exceptional volley to get out of that point.

Bad luck for Mannarino. Isner was serving like crazy even for his standards but he still had the most opportunities. Of course an opportunity is just that if you don't take it.

JMG
10-27-2010, 05:00 PM
Mannarino outplayed him from the baseline the whole time, so a straight sets win for Isner would have been ridiculous. Mannarino should have won the first set as well, but Isner lucked a couple of forehand winners in the tiebreak. :(

cutesteve22
10-27-2010, 05:36 PM
Mannarino was just so unlucky in 3rd set

Certinfy
10-27-2010, 06:24 PM
Quite surprised no one has mentioned how well Mannarino returned serve, probably some of the best returning I've ever seen of the Isner serve despite him not being able to break.

Iván
10-27-2010, 06:25 PM
along with dolgopolov and berankis, mannarino is a huge prospect.

Blackbriar
10-27-2010, 06:27 PM
Mannarino has an excellent serve, and he plays very aggressively, which is needed in today's tennis. hope he will make a great 2011 season, by playing all of the slams and some ATP Tour events too.

Filo V.
10-27-2010, 11:35 PM
Amazing serving from Big John. 27 aces, 82% first serve percentage. 6/6 break points, saving all of them with big serves. He did, however, lose a higher percentage of serve points than Mannarino, 77% to 75%. Adrian was the better player for the most part but John's serve really did the damage, and he hit a few good forehands that helped him win points from the baseline and off return which sealed the win. Entertaining match, congrats to both for putting on a good display.