Mannarino in quarters and surrounded by Americans

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No less than five Americans will be present in the quarter-finals of the Dallas tournament, but among the three foreigners we find a Frenchman: Adrian Mannarino.

American men’s tennis can count on a huge density currently, with fifteen players in the Top 100, including three in the Top 20, and most of them were entered in the Dallas tournament, the first of many ATP tournaments that will take place this season. in the USA. After four days of competition, they are still five present in the quarter-finals, out of a total of eight players, and there will necessarily be two in the semi-finals, since two 100% USA confrontations will be held this Friday in Texas. But we will also find an Ecuadorian, a Chinese and… a Frenchman! Adrian Mannarino, who played the Davis Cup in Hungary a week ago, perfectly digested the jet lag, and offered himself a ticket for the quarterfinals by disposing of Jordan Thompson, two days after eliminating Steve Johnson. The world No. 63 won 6-2, 7-6 in 1:46 against No. 84, whom he had beaten three out of four times so far, but still on grass. Mannarino served 10 aces and 64% first serves, and was only broken once, despite already leading 5-1 in the first set. He responded with a new break to pocket the set in the next game, then the two players then held their face-off perfectly in the second set (one break point to save on each side). It all came down to the tie-break, where Mannarino proved to be very solid to win it 7-3, winning the last four points. In the quarter-finals, the 34-year-old will face the Chinese Yibing Wu (97th) for the first time in his career.

Fritz and Isner feast at the service

Seeded No. 1 in Texas, world No. 8 Taylor Fritz held his rank by eliminating Jack Sock (141st) 7-6, 6-4, serving 10 aces and without having the slightest ball of break to defend. He will face another compatriot, Marcos Giron, for a place in the last four. It also goes for John Isner, soon to be 38 years old but still 39th in the world, who eliminated Daniel Altmaier on the score of 6-3, 7-6 by serving 18 aces and having break point to defend. Next opponent: Emilio Gomez.

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