Taylor Fritz revealed that he battled «a really weird injury» at the start of his match in Acapulco against John Isner. Fritz, who reached his career-high No. 5 on Monday, came from a set down to beat fellow American John Isner 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in his first match as a player. in the top 5.
Fritz appeared to be dealing with a knee injury in the first set, but was looking better as the match progressed. “It was really strange. It’s something I dealt with when I was 18 years old. I usually only feel it when I get off a flight or haven’t played in a few days and I’m stiff.
So I don’t know why I felt this way. I haven’t felt it in matches for a long time. But once I started to feel better, I started to play well. I think I played very well in the third. I am extremely happy. When the tie comes out, (Isner) is not what you want to see in the first round.
It’s a 50/50 match; it can go either way. I was lucky to get through,» said Fritz after the win, for tennis majors.
How did Fritz defeat Isner?
The first break points of the match were seen in game eight, when Isner broke Fritz for a 5-3 lead.
In the ninth game, Isner routinely served for the first set. After losing the first set, Fritz had his first break points of the match in the eighth game of the second set: the world number 5 converted and took a 5-3 lead.
In the next game, Fritz served to love to send the match to a third set. After winning the second set, Fritz missed a break point in the seventh game of the third set. Fritz might not have broken Isner in Game 7, but he managed to do it in Game 9 for a 5-4 lead.
In the tenth game, Fritz saved a break point en route to serving for the match to complete his comeback victory against Isner.