Adrian Mannarino v Mikael Ymer Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for Murray River Open Melbourne 2021: Mannarino Banking on Good 2020 Form

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World number 35 Adrian Mannarino will face Sweden’s Mikael Ymer in the first round of the 2021 ATP Murray River Open on Monday, February 1, with the match likely to begin at around 2:30 pm local time (8:30 am Eastern Time). Get the live streaming options of this Adrian Mannarino v Mikael Ymer match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Adrian Mannarino v Mikael Ymer Head to Head

This will be the second time that Mannarino and Ymer will face off in a competition with the Swede leading 1-0. Their only previous outing came at the Bordeaux Challenger in 2019 which Ymer won 7-5, 7-5 to make it to the semifinal there.

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Mannarino Coming off a Solid Finish to Season

While the Frenchman Mannarino did not begin 2020 as well as he would have liked, he sure had a solid ending to it.

After having lost seven of the first nine matches he played at the start of the previous season, Mannarino looked to be getting into some sort of a rhythm when he pouched the Monterrey Challenger trophy early in March. Unfortunately no further tennis was possible on the ATP circuit because of the pandemic but he did well to return and make it to the third round of the US Open after that.

The real show from Mannarino came towards the last month of competitions on indoor courts.

Starting off with a quarterfinal appearance at the Cologne Open where he lost to Alexander Zverev, he proceeded to make it to the final of the Nur-Sultan Open, third round of the Paris Masters and then again a semifinal at the Sofia Open to finish the year ranked 35th.

While Mannarino lost in the opening round at the Delray Beach Open recently, he should have a lot of confidence coming into this opening round encounter against a player whose best ranking has been 67th.

Ymer Struggled Post-Pandemic

There were signs of Ymer coming into his own in the first phase of the previous season, making the main draws at Doha and Auckland and winning a round apiece at four of the five tournaments he featured in including the Australian Open.

Unfortunately for him, the break in play because of the pandemic affected his game adversely as he struggled through the rest of the season following the return of tennis.

In the five tournaments he played, Ymer did not win a single main draw match, failing to qualify for the first round in three of them.

Tipped to be one to watch out for in the future, Ymer will hope to get the ball rolling this new season and proceed to break into the top 50 of the rankings – something he has never done before this.

Mannarino v Ymer Prediction and Tip

Can Ymer test Mannarino here? We think the Frenchman’s good form coming into this year and Ymer’s recent struggles and rustiness will translate into just one thing here – a Mannarino victory.

Tip: Mannarino to win: 2/3 (bet365)

The 2021 ATP Murray River Open will be played from February 1. You can watch & bet on the these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

Stan Boone
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