Latest 16 Jan 2015

Final First for Vesely and Mannarino

Final First for Vesely and Mannarino

Today’s 2015 Heineken Open Singles Final is the first ATP world tour final for both players – and with the quality of their game throughout this week, we’re sure it won’t be their last!


21-year-old Jiri Vesely from the Czech Republic made his main draw debut in Auckland this week as a qualifier, and posted his first two wins over Top 20 players when he beat top seed Ernests Gulbis, and fourth seed Kevin Anderson in last night’s semi-final. 26-year-old Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, had to get past his good friend Lucas Pouille yesterday, to make his first final in his 10 years as a pro-tennis player.


Vesely and Mannarino play each other for the first time today, with Mannarino focusing on his service game, and Vesely sure to make use of his big serve.