Tommy Paul vs Taylor Fritz Prediction: An All-American Battle
The ATP scene has shifted to the extremes of the world. But that is the case with the professional tennis all around the year, it is basically a world tour with the action taking place in more countries than one can count on all fingers. In this Semi-Final ATP game, Tommy Paul is going to take on Taylor Fritz, both being the representatives of the United States of America.
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Paul comes into the game after handing a 6-2, 6-2 authoritative defeat to MacKenzie McDonald. Paul had an impressive 77% first serve, nabbing a highly efficient 79% win on the first serve while accumulating a 34-22 service points edge. He was also decisive in his return game, earning a 23-9 receiving points advantage. Paul is yet to drop a set this tournament and this is the third straight game against a compatriot. Paul has been having an amazing start to the year and made a prominent name for himself when he reached the Semi-Final of the Australian Open.
Taylor enters the game after defeating Francis Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4 in the Quarter-Final. Taylor had a 51% first serve, grabbing a 75% win on the first serve whereas a 68% win on the second serve. He had a 45-36 service points edge and a close 23:19 receiving points advantage, therefore, the game was closer than the final scoreline suggests. Fritz has overcome two tough match-ups before feisty Taifoe, beating Shapovalov and Isner. Fritz has become one of the best players in the world but saw his campaign end in the second round. He is currently the fifth-ranked player, having earned laurels through his great play even against elite players.
Tommy Paul vs Taylor Fritz Head-to-Head
Paul and Fritz have played three times and Fritz has won two of these games. The last battle happened during ATP Miami where Fritz won in straight sets.
Expert Betting Tips
Tommy and Taylor have faced each other ever since they were junior players and this will be technically their seventh match-up outside of the ATP Main Draws in Senior legs. Fritz is a superb all-court player but he knows that taking Paul lightly is a lethal practice. I see this game going to a third set with Fritz winning in crunch time.