Fritz Aces Opening Test At Australian Open - ATP Tour

Trending 2 weeks ago

One twelvemonth aft making his archetypal Grand Slam 4th circular astatine the Australian Open, Taylor Fritz made a beardown commencement to his 2023 Melbourne run with a 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 triumph against Nikoloz Basilashvili connected Tuesday.

Fritz, who besides reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals past season, fired 32 aces successful the triumph arsenic helium progressed to the 2nd circular for the 5th consecutive twelvemonth successful Melbourne. He won 84 per cent of his first-serve points successful the match.

The Official App Of Tennis | Download ATP WTA Live App

Playing successful his archetypal Grand Slam arsenic a Top 10 player, the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals semi-finalist was down an aboriginal interruption earlier play was suspended to adjacent the extortion successful John Cain Arena. From 2-4 successful the opening set, the eighth-seeded American won 4 games to instrumentality command.

"It gave maine a chacce to regroup a small bit," helium said of the delay. "I came out, it's the archetypal match, archetypal Slam of the year, it's my archetypal clip being a Top 8 seed. I came retired a small tense but benignant of regrouped. I felt similar possibly closing the extortion wasn't the champion for maine due to the fact that I wanted it to beryllium a small spot faster connected the court. I felt similar it slowed everything down.

"I did a bully occupation regrouping, conscionable relaxing a spot and conscionable playing a batch much solid."

FOUR. STRAIGHT. ACES.@Taylor_Fritz97 · @wwos · @espn · @wowowtennis · @eurosport · #AusOpen · #AO2023 pic.twitter.com/visGp9koLP

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 17, 2023

Fritz again utilized a precocious surge to instrumentality the 2nd set, ripping done 4 games for 2-2, but helium could not retrieve from dropping service successful the opening crippled of acceptable three. He did not look a interruption constituent successful the fourth, and helium yet closed retired the lucifer with his 5th interruption of the 2 hour, 24 infinitesimal contest.

After a breakthrough 2022 play successful which helium won his archetypal ATP Masters 1000 rubric successful Indian Wells — and a title-winning commencement to the caller twelvemonth with Team USA astatine the United Cup — Fritz is looking guardant to much large moments this season.

"I don't privation to enactment excessively galore precocious expectations, but I bash expect batch of myself," helium said successful his on-court interview. "I'm successful a truly bully spot close now, I've been playing truly well. I've had a large commencement to the twelvemonth truthful I'm looking to person a large week this week."

The 25-year-old volition look either Chun-Hsin Tseng oregon Aussie chaotic paper Alexei Popyrin connected Thursday successful the 2nd round.

More
Source Sport Google
Sport Google
Top