Veteran Italian Andreas Seppi will look to maintain his fantastic autumn form when he plays Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the semifinals of the VTB Kremlin Cup on Saturday, October 19. The match will be played at 4 pm local time (3 pm BST) and you can find the Andreas Seppi v Adrian Mannarino live streaming options, head-to-head, preview and predictions here.
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Andreas Seppi v Adrian Mannarino Head to Head
These two players have quite a history. They have met eight times and are currently tied at four wins apiece. Incidentally, this will be a second successive semifinal meeting at the same tournament.
Marathon Man Seppi Seeking Retribution
Andreas Seppi might be 35, but just like a young tiger tentatively learning its first steps, showed supreme fitness to beat his younger opponent and the defending champion Karen Khachanov in three pulsating sets to book his spot into the semifinals of the VTB Kremlin Cup.
Seppi’s upset win ensured he has now won all his three matches this week in three sets and dropped the first set in each one of them. The veteran Italian is a former champion at this event (won in 2012) and continued to thrive in Moscow as he made a second successive semifinal.
The 35-year-old was stopped by Adrian Mannarino at the semifinal stage last year, and he will be seeking revenge from that defeat. Seppi will attempt to reach just his second tour-level final of 2019 almost ten months from his first (Sydney in January).
It has been a rather quiet year on tour for the man from Bolzano, but he is in rich vein of form since the beginning of autumn having won the Cary Challenger in early September and going on to reach the quarterfinals in Zhuhai where he defeated Nick Kyrgios before losing to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.
Mannarino Aiming For Second Final Post-US Open
It is not just Andreas Seppi who has hit a good run of form post-US Open. France’s Adrian Mannarino finished runner-up in Zhuhai where he lost to an inspired Alex De Minaur.
It has been a strange old season for the 31-year-old lefty who despite dropping down to his lowest ranking in three years earlier during the year, managed to snap a six-match losing streaking in ATP tour-level finals when he streaked to the title on the lawns of Den Bosch just before Wimbledon.
He has looked razor-sharp in his three matches en route to the semis and he will carry plenty of positives from last year’s tight straight-sets win over Saturday’s opponent Seppi.
Seppi v Mannarino Predictions & Tips
The pair have quite a history. Seppi at 35 is proving age is just a number as he came from behind yet again to knock out the defending champion Khachanov. The Italian has already saved match-points this week and he is probably on adrenaline playing. Mannarino will certainly be the fresher of the two and I fancy him to have a slight edge.
Tip: Mannarino to win: 8/11 (888Sport)