The Sofia Open tournament takes place in Bulgaria, and in this analysis I will detail the first round match between Martin Klizan and Adrian Mannarino, and I will conclude with the related bet.
Sofia is a town of 1.2 million inhabitants, being the 13th largest city in the European Union.
This tournament is small, ATP 250, with a prize pool of 325,615 euros.
The host is the Arena Armeec complex, which has land covered with a fast, indoor hard.
The competition table includes Sinner, Aliassime, Mannarino or De Minaur.
Martin Klizan: Team form, news and statistics
Martin Klizan is a 31-year-old Slovak, ranked 149th in the ATP.
And Klizan was better ranked, up to 24th place in the world, but this happened in 2015. Since then it has gradually decreased, lately disappearing almost completely from the radar of performance and implicitly leaving the first hundredth of the world.
And if this trend continues and Martin’s game doesn’t improve, he will probably never be in the top 100 again.
In 2019 he has quarterfinals in Sofia.
And in 2020 he has the quarterfinals for the challenger from Noumea, the quarterfinals for the challenger from Prostejov and the final for the challenger from Istanbul, two weeks ago.
There, however, he was clearly defeated by Ivashka, 1-6 4-6, maintaining a weak form at the challenger from Eckental, where he was defeated 2-6 2-6 by Rosenkranz.
And now he is a lucky loser after being modest in qualifying and losing the match with Daniel.
🔺Here:– 7-5 6-4 with Purcell (235th place ATP), winning 76% balls with the first serve, 55% with the second, offering 5 break balls (all saved)
– 3-6 4-6 with Daniel (114th place ATP), winning 66% balls with the first service, 60% with the second, offering 4 break balls (2 saved)
Adrian Mannarino: Team form, news and statistics
Adrian Mannarino is a 32-year-old Frenchman, ranked 36th in the ATP.
And Mannarino is in the second part of his career, one that has had positive parts but also many negative ones.
Adrian has only one ATP title, at s’Hertogenbosch, but with no less than 14 titles in the challenger circuit, being a very talented player, but he never lived up to expectations.
Because although he is a constant presence in the first hundredth of the world, reaching the 22nd place in the world, he very rarely came close to the title. In addition, Mannarino is very fickle, with moments of brilliance but also parts of the season in which the shadow prevails.
In addition, Adrian is clumsy, an asset, sometimes unfruitful.
In 2019 he has the quarterfinals at Delray Beach, the quarterfinals at the Bordeaux challenger, the title at s’Hertogenbosch, the quarterfinals at Antalya, the final in Zhuhai and the final in Moscow.
And in 2020 he has the title of challenger in Monterrey, quarterfinals in Cologne and final in Astana.
Mannarino has been generally modest this year, even after returning.
But gradually his form increased, he came after Cologne where he lost on the border with Zverev, in the decisive, having the final from Nur Sultan then in Paris reaching the eighth, passing Lajovic and Nishioka.
And there Adrian was defeated by the same Zverev, after a dramatic match: 6-7 7-6 4-6.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Martin Klizan vs Adrian Mannarino
In the direct meetings the score is 1-0 for Klizan, this taking place in 2019 in Madrid when Martin won 6-3 6-2.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Martin Klizan vs Adrian Mannarino
Martin Klizan is in decline, coming out of the top 100 in the world and having a weak season. Lately he has a final in Istanbul, where he clearly lost 0-2 with Ivashka, going to another challenger, at Eckental, where he was eliminated in the first round after a 0-2 with Rosenkranz.
And here is a lucky loser after losing in the qualifiers, again in a minimum of sets, with Daniel, a match in which he did not manage any break. Adrian Mannarino also has a weak season but is back in form, recently having a final at Nur Sultan, then at the Paris Masters passing Lajovic and Nishioka until being defeated by Zverev, but after 3 balanced sets. I thus consider that Mannarino will prevail in a minimum of sets, my prognosis going on this idea at a quota offered by Superbet.
Prediction Today: Adrian Mannarino wins 2-0 sets score