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Adrian Mannarino wins the first “hotshot” of the 2023 season

Mannarino’s superb win over Federico Coria gave the Frenchman the best point of the 2023 season

Adrian Mannarino Adrian Mannarino (Federico Pestellini/Panoramic)

Adrian Mannarino is used to extraordinary shots. After his magical drop shot against Pablo Cuevas in Rome in 2017 and his comeback against David Goffin in 2022, here is the tweener against Federico Coria in this first edition of the United Cup.

It incorporates a beautiful defence that flirts with the line, a short volley and a full-blown tweener.

After winning 6-1, 6-0, Mannarino explained himself in the post-match press conference.

“That was a good point,” he smiled. “I was leading pretty easily in the score, so I could afford to try some shot. Actually, that was the only way for me to hit the ball. I didn’t even ask myself what should I do, so I just went with the feeling.”

Adrian Mannarino will play his next match in the competition on Tuesday, January 3 against Borna Gojo.

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