Rothesay International Eastbourne 2022 Preview: How to Bet the Upcoming Matches

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Daniel Evans of Great Britain returns a shot to Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan during the Miami Open. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP.

The final event in the prelude to Wimbledon is here. The world’s top players are gathered in Eastbourne to prepare for the third Grand Slam of the season. For the other three Grand Slams, most top players take this week off to prepare for the big event.

However, because grass season is so short, and it is such a drastic acclimation to the new surface, many top players are in action this week to prepare themselves for the world’s most popular tennis event. Let’s take a look at today’s featured match in Eastbourne to find another winning tennis pick.

Daniel Evans vs. Adrian Mannarino

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – 10:30 AM EDT at Center Court

This should be an exciting contest between 2 accomplished grass-court players. Let's dive into each player and see how they match up.

Daniel Evans

Player Profile

  • Daniel Evans is a 32-year-old British player ranked number 33 in the world.
  • Evans is currently the number two player in England.
  • Evans has made three finals in his career, with his first win last season at the Murray River Open in Australia.
  • Evans's best result at Wimbledon was to make the third round. He has achieved that three times, in 2016, 2019, and 2021.
  • Evans is 5-1 on grass this season, with his only loss being to the highly accomplished Matteo Berrettini in London.

Player Analysis

Although Daniel Evans only stands 5 ft. 9, he's a power player who can really dial up the power on his serve and forehand. Evans does not fit the normal profile of a player with so much power.

He has the complete opposite style of his opponent, the defensive-minded grinder Adrian Mannarino.

Adrian Mannarino

Player Profile

  • Adrian Mannarino is a 33-year-old French player ranked 73rd in the world.
  • Mannarino has made 10 ATP finals in his career but has only won the title once, in 2019 at the Rosmalen Championships, in the Netherlands, on grass,
  • Mannarino has made the fourth round of Wimbledon three times, in 2013, 2017, and 2018.
  • Adrian Mannarino is 3-2 on grass so far this season, with his most recent loss being to the world's number one Daniil Medvedev.

Player Analysis

Adrian Mannarino does not have a style that usually translates to success on the grass. However, his fighting ability and penchant for keeping long rallies, even on the grass, has translated into unlikely success.

He showed with his run in Hertogenbosch that he is back in form, and will be a tough out for anyone to beat at Wimbledon.

Evans vs. Mannarino: Players Matchup

Face to Face

  • Daniel Evans has the better serve.
  • Adrian Mannarino has an underrated serve and is quite effective at holding serve on a grass court.
  • Evans has a more potent forehand and is more adept at hitting winners and ending points early.
  • Mannarino is the better defensive player, has more court coverage, and will have the advantage in longer rallies.
  • As a left-hander, Mannarino will have an advantage in his forehand over Evans’s backhand crosscourt rallies.
  • Both players are ATP Tour veterans and neither player will have the experience advantage.

Previous Encounters

Evans and Mannarino have played twice, with both matches taking place on grass courts.

Mannarino won the first meeting in 2018. The French won the 3-set match in London where he lost the 2nd set 6-0, but was able to get the win.

Evans won the most recent meeting in London last season in 2021. He won in straight sets, although it was a tightly contested match. Evans prevailed 6-4, 7-6.

Evans vs. Mannarino: Betting Pick and Prediction

As well as Adrian Mannarino has done this season on the grass, our best bet for ATP Eastbourne is for Daniel Evans to win in straight sets.

Evans's offensive style will translate well on the grass, and of course, he will have the home advantage and the crowd on the side. Evans will not be bothered by longer rallies and should put away plenty of points early. Mannarino will have to work for every one of his points, with Daniel Evans winning the much easier, quicker points.

Daniel Evans's service advantage will shine through and I expect another straight-set victory for Evans, like the last time these two met. Daniel Evans is an excellent offensive player, and grass courts favor the offensive style play. Evans's serve and forehand combination will be too much for Mannarino’s relentless defensive tenacity.

ATP Pick: Daniel Evans -1.5 Sets (+121) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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