France, Grass, Federer: Everything you always wanted to know about Adrian Mannarino (but never had time to find out) – updated with Sofia Open title
Adrian Mannarino is a French veteran, who has been ranked as high as No 22 in the world. Here are the responses to some common questions you might have about the 2023 Astana Open champion
Who is Adrian Mannarino?
Adrian Mannarino is a professional tennis player from France. He also goes by the nickname of “Manna”. He is known as a grass specialist.
Why is Adrian Mannarino in the news?
Mannarino has recorded a career-best of 40 match wins for the season, surpassing his previous best of 33.
Prior to winning the Sofia Open title, Mannarino became the first Frenchman since 2020 to win multiple tour-level titles in one season when he picked up the trophy in Astana, having also won in Newport earlier in the year.
How many ATP singles titles has Mannarino won?
Mannarino has won 5 ATP singles titles in his career thus far. His first came at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships ATP 250 event in 2019. That title came after losing his first six finals on the ATP tour.
The Frenchman’s second career title came at the 2022 Winston-Salem Open, where he defeated Laslo Djere in the final to become the oldest champion in the tournament’s history, as well as its first French champion. Mannarino was one point away from exiting the tournament in the first round as he saved four match points during his win over Christopher O’Connell.
In 2023, the Frenchman picked up this third career singles title at Newport in July beating Alex Michelsen in the final, his fourth in Astana in September with a three-set win over Sebastian Korda, and then his fifth in Sofia in November, beating Jack Draper in the final.
What did Mannarino do at Wimbledon in 2021?
Mannarino was forced to retire in the first round at Wimbledon in 2021 after being tied with Roger Federer at two sets apiece. The Frenchman took a two-sets-to-one lead against the eight-time champion Federer but slipped behind the baseline in the fourth set. As Federer tied the match at 6-4, 6-7(3), 3-6, 6-2, Mannarino was forced to retire with a knee injury.
The Frenchman, whose favourite surface is grass, had been in good form heading into the tournament, reaching the semi-finals of last week’s Mallorca Championships, where he was defeated by American Sam Querrey.
Mannarino has had some difficult first-round draws at the Grand Slams over the years. At the 2020 Australian Open, Mannarino had to take on world No 5 Dominic Thiem in the first round; at Wimbledon in 2019, he faced 18th ranked Marin Cilic; and at the 2019 Australian Open, he drew sixth-ranked Kevin Anderson.
What is the head-to-head between Adrian Mannarino and Roger Federer?
The first-round clash at Wimbledon 2021 between Mannarino and Federer was the seventh clash between the two players. Federer has won all seven clashes between the two. Four of them have come at the Grand Slams, and three of them at Wimbledon itself.
Federer also won their second round clash in 2011 as well as their fourth-round clash in 2018 at the All England Club.
How old is Mannarino?
Mannarino was born on June 29, 1988, which makes him 35 years old currently.
What is his highest ranking?
The Frenchman has been ranked as high as No 22 in the world in March 2018. You can find his current ranking and updated ranking history on his ATP Tour profile page.
How tall is he?
Mannarino is listed at 5ft 11in (1.80 m) on the ATP tour website. His weight is listed as 79 kgs (174 lbs).
What is Adrian Mannarino’s best performance at a Grand Slam?
The Frenchman’s favourite surface is grass and not surprisingly, his best results have come at Wimbledon. Mannarino has reached the fourth round on three occasions at the All England Club (2013, 2017, 2018).
At his home Grand Slam, the French Open, which is played on clay – the surface least suited to his game, Mannarino has never gone past the second round, compiling a 3-15 record.
How much prize money has Mannarino won in his career?
As of October 3, 2023, the Frenchman has won $10,992,681 million in career prize money. You can find his updated prize money statistics on his ATP Tour profile page.
At what tension does Mannarino string his racquet?
Mannarino is known to be among the players who string their racquets at the lowest tension, using a tension of around 24 lbs.