On July 6, at 17:00 Moscow time, Fritz will play against Nadal in the 1/4 finals of Wimbledon. Will the Spaniard be able to take revenge from Taylor for the defeat in the final of the Masters in Indian Wells? Bookmakers are leaning towards a confident victory for Rafa.
Fritz is a 24–year-old American tennis player, the 14th racket of the world. He has already won two tournaments this season, including the first Masters in his career - in Indian Wells. On the ground, he achieved a good result only in Monte Carlo (1/4 finals), and he failed to prepare for Wimbledon, losing in the first round at the tournaments in Hertogenbosch and London, and far from strong opponents. However, this did not prevent the American from reaching the 1/4 finals for the first time in his career, and even not conceding a single game. With the net, however, he was very lucky, because there was not a single tennis player from the TOP 40 (Muzetti, Gray, Molchan and Kabler) in the rivals.
Nadal is a 36–year-old Spanish tennis player, the 4th racket of the world. In the current season, he won the 4th tournament, including two TBSH - the Australian Open and Roland Garros. At Wimbledon, he started with similar victories over Serundolo and Berankis, losing to them in a set, and in the third round he did not leave any chances with Sonego: 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. In the 1/8 finals, the Spaniard dealt with Van De Sandshulp in class (6-4, 6-2, 7-6), although he lost to him in the number of actively won points.
Personal meeting statistics
Score in personal meetings: 1-1. In the final of the tournament in Acapulco (2020), Nadal was stronger (6-3, 6-2), but this season, at the Masters in Indian Wells, Fritz won (6-3, 7-6), interrupting the Spaniard's long series.
- Fritz made it to the 1/4 finals of the TBSH for the first time in his career.
- Nadal is a two–time Wimbledon winner (2008, 2010).
- The Spaniard's winning streak is 11 matches.
Forecast from LiveResult.ru
Fritz easily and confidently reached the 1/4 finals, although he did not have worthy rivals, so you should not expect much from the upcoming meeting. Yes, Rafa does not shine, but he is confident in himself, and calmly moves towards the final. Due to a powerful and stable pitch, Taylor is able to impose a fight and take the party, but no more. There is no sensation here.