Adrian Mannarino speaks highly of Dominic Thiem following Mallorca clash



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Adrian Mannarino speaks highly of Dominic Thiem following Mallorca clash

Frenh tennis player Adrian Mannarino was happy that he was able to reach the Mallorca quarterfinal but he underlined he hopes that everything will be okay with world No. 5 Dominic Thiem. Thiem was 5-2 in the opening set when he suffered a wrist injury and he immediately called a trainer onto the court.

After receiving a medical time out, the top-ranked Austrian tennis player decided to retire the match. Thiem converted the first break point of the match in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead. Thiem injured his wrist in the second point of the eighth game and retired shortly after.

“It’s nice for me to be in the quarter-finals, but winning this way is not so cool. I really like Dominic, he’s such a nice guy and I hope he will be feeling better soon,” Mannarino said in an on-court interview.

“I hope it is not so serious, especially right before Wimbledon. "I’ve never beat him in the past and obviously he was leading in the scoreboard... I think I was playing okay until Dominic had to stop. I hope he is going to be okay and that I can make a good result here”.

Mannarino plays Feliciano Lopez next

Home favorite Feliciano Lopez beat 2018 Paris Masters champion Karen Khachanov to set up a Mannarino quarterfinal. Khachanov, seeded at No. 6, won the opening set but Lopez recovered to win 4-6 6-2 6-4.

Khachanov got off to a fast start to the match, having broken Lopez twice to take a 4-1 lead. Lopez managed to get one break back but he couldn't get back the second as Khachanov served out for the opener in the 10th game.

After losing the first set, Lopez broke Khachanov twice in the second set to force a decider. Khachanov broke Lopez in the third game of the third set but then dropped his serve twice as Lopez completed a comeback win.