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Mannarino finally wins first ATP Tour title

News24
17 Jun 2019, 04:12 GMT+10

's-Hertogenbosch - France's Adrian Mannarino ended his long wait for an ATP Tour title by beating Jordan Thompson to win the grass-court event in 's-Hertogenbosch on Sunday.

The 30-year-old, who had lost in each of his six previous finals, claimed a 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 victory in the Netherlands.

World No 44 Mannarino's best results have come on grass having twice reached the final in Antalya and made the second week of Wimbledon three times.

Australian Thompson, who reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career at the recent French Open, was playing in his maiden tour final.

Mannarino and Thompson had both won their semi-final matches earlier in the day after rain curtailed play on Saturday, beating Croatian second seed Borna Coric and Frenchman Richard Gasquet, respectively.

Results from the 's-Hertogenbosch ATP/WTA tournament on Sunday (x denotes seeding):

Men

Final

Adrian Mannarino (FRA) bt Jordan Thompson (AUS) 7-6 (9/7), 6-3

Semi-finals

Jordan Thompson (AUS) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x8) 7-5, 6-3

Adrian Mannarino (FRA) bt Borna Coric (CRO x2) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)

Women

Final

Alison Riske (USA) bt Kiki Bertens (NED x1) 0-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5

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