American tennis player Taylor Fritz defeated his countryman Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4 after 1 hour of 36 games in the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 series in Acapulco. The world number 5 will meet Tommy Paul in the semi-finals.
Taylor Fritz He had a very good 2022, he climbed well in the rankings, he had a great level of tennis and a lot more to give. Last season he became the series champion Indian Wells ATP M1000won in the final no more and no less Rafael Nadal. In addition, he held the Titles Tokyo ATP 500 and Eastborune ATP 250. At the end of the year, he reached the semi-finals in ATP finals. The year 2023 started with the second round Australian Opensemifinal in Dallas and the championship Delray Beach. In Acapulco defeated John Isner and Denis Shapovalov.
Frances Tiafoe he crossed the year 2022, when he achieved his best ranking and achieved very good results that showed improvement in his tennis. Last season he didn’t make it to the championship, but he had excellent weeks. Undoubtedly, the semi-finals were the most significant US Open. In addition, he played in the final Tokyo ATP 500 and Estoril ATP 250. He was also among the top four in the series Atlanta ATP 250. In addition, he reached the quarterfinals Houston, Washington, Stockholm and M1000 from Paris. His 2023 began in the third round Australian Open and enter the rooms Dallas. In Acapulco he fell Yoshihito Nishioka and Feliciano Lopez.
Fritz takes the duel of his compatriots
Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe met in the quarterfinals Acapulco ATP 500.
At the beginning of the match, World No. 5 dominated with the forehand, was aggressive with the backhand and broke the serve to go forward. Later, Tiafoe held his serve but didn’t create any chances to return. Without pressure, Fritz stood up 6-3 in 42 minutes.
Fired up, emboldened and very loose, Taylor was hurt from the start in the second set and went 2-0 with no timeouts. Starting in the fourth game, Tiafoe started to take chances with his shots and hurt each time, but he had three break points in two different games and failed to get them. Completely accurate and solidly serving, Fritz was convicted 6-3, 6-4 after 1h36min.