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.