Roberto Bautista Agut vs. Adrian Mannarino
Bautista Agut is coming into the 2015 Heineken Open with confidence, after securing his first two ATP World Tour titles in 2014. He’ll also be looking to better last year’s performance, where he fell out in the semi-final to eventual champion, John Isner.
Mannarino visits Auckland for the fourth time, his best result coming in 2011 when he reached the quarter-finals, after coming up through the qualifier rounds.
The two have known each other since they were 12, and last played each other at the 2014 US Open, with Bautista Agut comfortably beating Mannarino in three sets.
Mannarino will be looking to find an answer to Bautista Agut’s strong forehand, and consistent serve, if he is to have a chance in the match.