Seventh time lucky for Adrian Mannarino. The Frenchman won is first ATP title at the highest level at the Libéma Open after loosing in six ATP finals. He defeated Jordan Thompson with 7-5(7) 6-3. The Australian played in his first final in the professional circuit.
Earlier that day the postponed semi-finals had to be played between Mannarino and Coric and Thompson against Gasquet.
After the women’s final, which was won by Alison Riske, Mannarino and Thompson entered centre court. The match between the pair had great rallies and had exciting moments and lasted 2 hours.
After Thompson did not take advantage of two set points at 6-5, he missed another two chances in the tiebreak. Mannarino took advantage of the faltering forehand of Thompson and used his possibilities.
Mannarino, last year’s topseed in Rosmalen, did wait until a tiebreak in the second set. He won with 6-3 and defeated Thompson for the third time on a grass court.