The ATP Mallorca quarter-final match between Adrian Mannarino and Feliciano Lopez features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Thursday June 24.
Bet Of The Day June 24 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
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We’re heading to ATP Mallorca for today’s best bet when grass-court specialists Adrian Mannarino and Feliciano Lopez square off in the quarter-finals.
Both players have struggled for consistency and wins throughout 2021, but previous form largely goes out the window for these two when they step onto the lawns.
Mannarino lost seven straight matches during the clay season, but he’s already won three during the short grass circuit before Wimbledon, beating Liam Broady at Queen’s Club last week before making it past Jan-Lennard Struff and Dominic Thiem in his first two rounds in Mallorca.
The Frenchman has an extremely unorthodox game that is very tricky to deal with on grass when the ball bounces low and skids through the court.
Mannarino has a winning percentage of 58 per cent on grass – compared to 46 on hardcourt and 22 on clay, highlighting his prowess on the surface.
His only ATP title also came on the grass of s-Hertogenbosch in 2019, while he was also runner-up on grass in Antalya two seasons in a row in 2017 and 2018.
Lopez is also a sensational grass court player with his big lefty serve and crafty backhand slice, but at 39 years of age, his best years are certainly behind him.
The Spaniard is certainly still capable of some good wins here and there, but we question his ability to put together sustained runs at this stage of his career.
Indeed, since January 2020 in Auckland, Lopez had only won back-to-back matches twice before this week, while he hasn’t won three matches in a row since winning the Queen’s Club title in 2019.
Previous head-to-head isn’t much of a factor here, with the pair only playing one completed match in their careers and that was way back on hardcourt in 2014.
Mannarino is the underdog with the bookies and we believe it should be the other way round. Lopez, while still dangerous, isn’t the player he once was, so if Mannarino can get enough returns back into court, his unorthodox style should be enough to outmanoeuvre his veteran opponent and move into the semi-finals.
- Mannarino has a winning percentage of 58 on grass
- Mannarino has a ATP grass title and two runner-up finishes under his belt
- Lopez hasn’t won three matches in a row since 2019
- Lopez had only won back-to-back matches twice since January 2020 before this week
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