Adrian Mannarino pulled off what he called an “unexpected” achievement by winning the Winston-Salem Open.
Mannarino beat Laslo Djere 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 in the final, picking up his second tour-level title.
“That was not expected after the first match because I had such a long one, and I knew if I wanted to go through the entire tournament, I would have to play every day for another five matches,” Mannarino said.
“I just came here with the ambition to play some matches before the US Open, and I am really happy that I was actually able to do more than that by winning the tournament. It’s unexpected but it’s good news.”
Mannarino is due to face the Netherlands’ Gijs Brouwer in the first round of the US Open, which begins in New York tomorrow.