tennis The Frenchman resisted well against the 10th in the world, supported by the entire New York public
Frances Tiafoe defeated Adrian Mannarino in the third round of the US Open in four sets on September 1, 2023. — Mary Altaffer/AP/SIPA
Adrian Mannarino, 35th in the world, took a set at; Frances Tiafoe (10th) Friday in the third round of the US Open, but last year’s semi-finalist ended up eliminating the Frenchman 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6).
Mannarino, 35, had only passed the second round of any of the first three Grand Slam tournaments of the season by arriving at; New York. But it’s the American who will face for a place in the quarters the Chinese Zhizhen Zhang (67th), winner of the 2022 finalist Casper Ruud in the second round, or the Australian Rinky Hijikata (110th).
In the first set, Mannarino converted the only break point of the entire set and broke away. 3-2. He kept the advantage all the way and won. his second set point on a service winner.
But at agrave; from 2-2 in the second set, Tiafoe won. seven games in a row, leaving only seven points to go. Mannarino, to equalize at; one set all and come away 3-0 in the third set. He kept his advantage until the end.
In the fourth set, on a somewhat hazardous climb, Mannarino conceded; the station wagon and license; Tiafoe to come away 2-1. But the Frenchman lined up three games to lead 4-2, without however being able to maintain his advantage.
Tiafoe recovered; to 4-4 and both players came to the tie-break. Mannarino saved match point but bowed on the second.
In the other match of the day for a Frenchman, Benjamin Bonzi battles and finds himself at a loss. equality two sets everywhere against the Swiss Stricker.