Adrian Mannarino v Lorenzo Sonego Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for US Open: Mannarino Favourite to Move to Round Two

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Adrian Mannarino of France, the 32nd seed, will play Lorenzo Sonego of Italy, the world number 46, in the first round of the 2020 US Open. The match will kick-start at around 1 pm local time (or 6 pm BST) on Monday, August 31. Get the live streaming options of this Adrian Mannarino v Lorenzo Sonego match along with its preview, head to head and tips here.

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Adrian Mannarino v Lorenzo Sonego Head to Head

The pair have met twice before, and Sonego has won on both occasions. Their first match was in Italy on clay in 2018, and their second on grass in Antalya last year. Both matches went to three sets.

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Mannarino is the French Number Three

Although he turned pro back in 2004, success came comparatively late for Mannarino, who is the third-ranked French player behind Gael Monfils and Benoit Paire.

His first final came in 2015, but it was only last year that he won his first ATP event in s-Hertogenbosch, and then went on to reach the finals in Moscow and Zhuhai.

That earned him a career high world ranking of 22, although he has slipped back slightly since then. His best performances in Grand Slams have come at Wimbledon, where he has made the fourth round on three occasions.

Here, in New York, he has three times made it through to the third round, most recently in 2017.

The 32-year old had a terrible start to 2020, losing in the first round in Doha, Auckland, and Melbourne. he did make it through to the second round in Montpellier, but then suffered more first-round defeats in Rotterdam and Delray Beach.

Mannarino did, though, gain a semblance of form by making it through to the semi-final of the Challenger event in Monterrey.

In the Cincinnati Open, he was beaten in the first round by John Millman of Australia in three sets.

Sonego’s Best Performances Come on Clay

Sonego grew up on clay, and most of his successes on the junior Futures and Challengers tours have come up on that surface, with his most recent title coming in Genoa last May.

It was, therefore, something of a surprise to him and to most commentators, when he claimed his maiden ATP title on grass last June in Antalya, beating Miomir Kecmanovic in straight sets in the final.

That helped him reach a career high ranking of 46, and he has maintained that, despite the fact that he has an awful record in Grand Slams. He has never been beyond the second-round stage in any of them, with just two first-round victories in New York to his credit.

Sonego had, arguably, an even worse start to 2020 than his opponent, losing in the first round in his first five tournaments of the year – in Doha, Auckland, Melbourne, Cordoba, and Buenos Aires. He did reach the third round in Rio, beating Dusan Lajovic in the process, but was then beaten by Borna Coric.

Like Mannarino, he lost in the first-round of the Cincinnati Open, in his case to Tennys Sandgren

Adrian Mannarino v Lorenzo Sonego Prediction & Tip

This is a match between two players who were in terrible form before lockdown, and both of whom were beaten in the first-round of the Cincinnati Open. It is unlikely to be a classic and may come down to who makes the fewest mistakes, but Mannarino is the higher-ranked player of the two, and will start favourite.

Tip: Mannarino to win in four sets: 10/3 (bet365)

The US Open 2020 will be played from August 31 to September 13. You can watch & bet on the US Open here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

Andy Dalziel
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Andy is English but a long time resident of Cyprus. When not writing about tennis and other sports, he is also a Chartered Accountant. In his spare moments, he spends more time than is healthy worrying about his beloved Arsenal.

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