At a press conference, after having to give up against Roger Federer in the 1st round at Wimbledon (6-4, 6-7, 3-6, 6-2, ab.), Adrian Mannarino returned to his right knee injury, which prevented him from continuing.
Tuesday, on the Center Court, against Roger Federer, Adrian Mannarino seemed at ease. Better, the French had plunged the former world number 1 in full doubt from the first round at Wimbledon by leading two sets to one. Finally, it was a fall, which caused an injury to the right knee, which stopped the good game of the Ile-de-France. “I just twisted my knee, that’s the kind of classic turf injury, it happened to me ten years ago when I was playing qualifying at Roehampton. I felt the same pain, I slipped, I heard a crackle and I knew right away that I couldn’t continue. Often this kind of slip is of no consequence but here my leg really went to the right while the knee slipped to the left, and there I immediately felt that it was dead. Often hot, we do not feel too bad but unfortunately, as soon as I resumed the game, I felt that I had lost all my strength in my right leg, I did not dare to put my foot down at all. on the ground. It is probably a sprained internal ligament of the knee. It’s frustrating “, He then explained at a press conference.
“I’m not used to playing on Center Court often, so it’s not easy for me to compare. But I played last week in Spain where the weather was very dry and the courts were not at all slippery. During the warm-up before the match, the court already seemed slippery to me, I didn’t feel very comfortable. As soon as I pushed on one foot to accelerate or change direction, it was uncomfortable, and it just happened. But seeing the matches from the day before, the court looked very slippery, and before the match I told my coach that I was concerned about it and that I didn’t have a good feeling, later confided Mannarino, in remarks taken up by L’Equipe. (…) It’s not easy, but the more the games progressed, the better I moved, the better I felt the ball. It wasn’t a bad day until this injury. I was having a good time, Wimbledon, Center Court against Roger, all the conditions were in place for a great day … »
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