Fritz Overpowers Tsitsipas With Superb Performance To Set Up Djokovic Meeting

Fritz Overpowers Tsitsipas With Superb Performance To Set Up Djokovic Meeting

by Erik Virostko

Taylor Fritz was superb in his fourth-round match against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the 2024 Australian Open, beating him in four sets.

It was expected to be a great showdown, as the two have a Top 10 level, even though the American is the 12th seed, he exited the ATP's Top 10 only recently, and thanks to his performance at the event, he will most likely return into it after the Australian Open.

Both have a very strong serve, and they both started by facing two break points in their opening service game, but after both handled the situation perfectly, nothing stopped them from showing their serving qualities by taking the first set into a tie-break.

It was a seven-point shootout and Fritz handled it much better, getting two mini-breaks and winning the opening set 7-3 in the tie-break, a much needed boost in confidence.

In the second set, both dominated on their serve even more than in the opening set, and it seemed like yet another tie-break would have to decide, but in the eleventh game, Tsitsipas broke his opponent's serve and served out the second set, winning it 7-5.

But the Greek wasn't really able to trouble his opponent after that. Fritz got two breaks in the third set, while last year's finalist responded only with one, and as a result, the American won the second set 6-3.

In the fourth set, Fritz broke his opponent's serve two more times, as he now had a complete control over the match. The result was a four-set win for the 12th seed, 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, setting up a quarterfinal clash with Novak Djokovic, who completely destroyed tired Adrian Mannarino.

Taylor Fritz vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Match Stats:

Taylor Fritz Stefanos Tsitsipas
13 Aces 12
2 Double Faults 7
70% First Serve % 63%
86% (68/79) Points Won After First Serve % 76% (65/86)
53% (18/34) Points Won After Second Serve % 44% (22/50)
36% (4/11) Break Point Conversion 50% (2/4)
50 Winners 41
19 Unforced Errors 33


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