Fritz Bests Wolf In All-American Clash To Reach His Second Atlanta Final

Fritz Bests Wolf In All-American Clash To Reach His Second Atlanta Final

by Evita Mueller

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Taylor Fritz is in the Atlanta Open final after beating compatriot J.J. Wolf in straight sets.

The highest-ranked American on the ATP Tour has had a fair season so far, but we haven't seen his best often this year. It's been somewhat disappointing as Fritz didn't really make a huge step forward though there is still a chance for him to do so.

It's the North American stretch, and the Americans are expected to do some damage, with the Atlanta Open being the first event on Fritz's calendar. It's going well for him as a win over Kei Nishikori sent him into the semi-final, and now a win over Wolf sees him going to the final.

The win over Wolf was a solid one. He was expected to win that as the more experienced and more talented player. The first set was a fair one with an ordinarily looking score of 6-3, but it wasn't quite like that. Wolf was actually the more dominant player on his serve, losing fewer points overall, but he allowed four break points and saved only three.

While Fritz lost more points on his serve, he allowed only two break points and saved them both, which was the crucial difference. The second set was pretty solid from both players, as we didn't see any break points in the first few games of the set.

Fritz was a bit more dominant this time around, putting up a serving clinic which gave him a chance to finish off points quickly. There was a lot of decisiveness in his game as he arrived in Atlanta after the UTS showdown in Los Angeles, which he narrowly lost.

At 5-5 in the second set, Fritz broke his opponent to take a 6-5 lead and then closed it out. The final score was 6-3, 7-5, as the American moves on to face either Aleksandar Vukic or Ugo Humbert in the final. He played in one before but lost it to Alex de Minaur 3-6 6-7(2).


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