Adrian Mannarino vs Roger Federer Wimbledon Tennis Picks and Predictions 6/29/21
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Roger Federer vs Adrian Mannarino
Tuesday, June 29
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Roger Federer and Adrian Mannarino meet Tuesday in the first round of the 2021 tennis Wimbledon.
Roger Federer is coming off five sets at Halle where he lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in three sets. In the losing effort, Federer struggled with his serve and faced 15 break points. It’s going to be interesting to see if Federer can get his game back and get put together a run here. The good news is Federer hasn’t lost in the first round of a grand slam since the 2003 French Open. Federer made the finals in his last Wimbledon appearance and he hasn’t lost in the first round of this tournament since 2002. Federer won five of his last seven matches on grass court.
Adrian Mannarino is coming off a semifinal appearance at Mallorca, which should give him a great deal of confidence. Mannarino has seven grass court matches under his belt this month. Turning 33 years old on Monday, a victory here for Mannarino would be a fantastic birthday present and one of the biggest wins of his career. Mannarino has six career wins over top-10 players, with one of those wins coming this year. Mannarino has lost in the first round of a grand slam five times in his last seven trips. Mannarino has won four of his last six matches on grass court.
Federer has won all six meetings against Mannarino, which includes a straight sets win back in the 2018 Wimbledon. This will be their third time meeting at the Wimbledon. Five of those wins were decided in straight sets.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Mannarino won a set here given he has more grass court experience lately and is coming off a strong run in Spain. However, the history speaks for itself here. Federer is not losing this match, especially when you factor in zero grand slam success for Mannarino.
Give me Federer in straight sets to shave down the ML price.