Taylor Fritz made a sensation with a win over Zverev



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Taylor Fritz made a sensation with a win over Zverev

American Taylor Fritz defeated Alexander Zverev 4: 6, 6: 3, 7: 6 (3), in an exciting duel and advanced to the semifinals of Indian Wells. In a match that lasted two hours and 22 minutes after the turnaround, Fritz eliminated the German and thus reached the first semifinal of a Masters tournament.

Although the fourth tennis player in the world opened the match with a break, the rival showed with a rebreak at the start that he will be significantly more than a sparring partner on the way to the semifinals. Fritz confirmed that he will be a tough bite in the fifth game as well when he managed to come back with 15:40 and win the game.

However, he could not avoid a new break in the seventh game, and Zverev then routinely maintained the acquired advantage until the end of the set.

Win

The German's lead did not disturb the 39th tennis player in the world, who announced a turnaround with a break in the result of 2: 1 in the second set, and that the miracle was possible became clearer after the next marathon game that Fritz got on his serve.

The won set, instead of being an additional driver for Fritz, seemed to wake up Zverev, who tied three games, but in the moments when it seemed that the 23-year-old tennis player was definitely giving up, there was an incredible turnaround.

The American managed to save the first match ball with the result of 5: 2 and won the game on his serve, and then for the second time to prevent Zverev from putting an end, after which he came to the break. Without much risk, the already worn-out rivals focused on their serve and directed the duel towards a tie-break in which the American announced a sensation with a series of 4: 0, and after securing five match points, he used the third and scheduled a duel with Nikoloz Basilashvili from Georgia.

Obviously, Fritz can do a lot in the tournament, and with this victory, he got the extra motivation and extra wings and it would be really phenomenal if he reaches the final. He will have a slightly more difficult task here, but we have no doubt that if he has the right rhythm, he can reach a favorable result.

Zverev was close this time as well, but he failed to match the young American, and now he has to focus on the next tournament that awaits him. In a match that lasted two hours and 22 minutes after the turnaround, Fritz eliminated the German and thus reached the first semifinal of a Masters tournament.

Although the fourth tennis player in the world opened the match with a break, the rival showed with a rebreak at the start that he will be significantly more than a sparring partner on the way to the semifinals.