Cressy vs Mannarino: prediction for the ATP Sydney match
Maxime Cressy and Adrian Mannarino face off in the Round of 32 of the Sydney International tournament. Who will advance to the next round? Look out for our answer in the prediction below.
Last week, Maxime Cressy reached the final of the tournament in Melbourne. On his way to the final match, the American tennis players defeated Reilly Opelka (4-6, 7-6, 7-6), Jaume Munar (7-6, 6-4), and Grigor Dimitrov (7-5, 7-6). He demonstrated high-quality tennis against Rafael Nadal, but still lost to the eminent Spaniard (6-7, 3-6) in the final. Cressy's strengths are his net game and big serve.
Adrian Mannarino, unlike Cressy, can't boast any particular success in the new season. Last week, the French tennis player appeared at the tournament in Melbourne, where he lost to Botik Van de Sandschulp (4-6, 3-6) in the first round match. Mannarino didn't have a good season last year and it is only worth remembering his Mallorca campaign. He reached the semi-finals of that grass-court tournament.
In the last 5 matches, Cressy played 5 tie-breaks.
Mannarino played more than 9 games in the first set in 3 of his last 5 matches.
Mannarino is in poor form. He didn't look good last year and lost the first match of the new season in two straight sets. We believe that Cressy will be able to make short work of him.
Our prediction - total under 24 games
Cressy gained momentum last week in Melbourne and reached the final of the tournament. We think that the American will cruise to victory over Mannarino.
Second bet - handicap (-2) to Cressy