He is currently No. 29 in the ATP ranking. Likes to act on all floors, has no preference for any;
He is a player who has good play on the bottom of court and blows with effect.
The first part of the season was very bad, but it improved a lot in the results and it returned to rise in the ranking. Won in the debut Lukas Rosol 6-3 7-6 (4) and yesterday 3 sets in front of Dudi Sela 6-7 (6) 6-1 6-2.
Ricardas Berankis, a 27-year-old Lithuanian tennis player, currently ranks No. 169 in the ATP ranking, was already 50 last year.
Likes to act on hard floors, suffered an injury in 2016 that left out many months,
returned to the courts in the middle of the year and even with some success in challenging tournaments (Conquistou 1 title, in addition to another disputed final).
In the ATP Moscow defeated so far Dusan Lajovic 6-3 7-6 (2), Filip Krajinovic 3-6 7-5 6-4 and Alexander Bublik 7-5 6-1.
The most recent match was months ago at the US Open, Mannarino’s victory in straight sets 6-2 6-4 6-2.
Prognosis Adrian Mannarino vs Ricardas Berankis:
This will be the great test for Berankis, as he has previously defeated less-than-known players in challenger tournaments.
Despite the good results Berankis has not yet recovered his best form from the pinnacle and is a player inferior to Mannarino.
The Frenchman despite having a very weak serve, manages to compensate very well in the exchanges, is a very consistent player and makes few mistakes unlike the Lithuanian who likes more to force.
Neither has a serve as a great weapon and therefore the exchanges must be frequent and there the advantage for Mannarino that must impose its rhythm, I believe in a victory even in direct sets.