(Sports news, tennis news) An unexpected but well-deserved victory over 7th seed Andrey Rublev brought the US host Taylor Fritz to the final of the first ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the year and set a worthy record. proud.
Beautiful Russian star Rublev, representing the host set a record when entering the final
Video of this year’s Indian Wells Masters semi-final between Taylor Fritz and Andrey Rublev:
A pretty big surprise came in the first men’s singles semi-final at Indian Wells Masters 2022 this morning (March 20, Vietnam time) when the 20th seed of the US host country Taylor Fritz needed only 2 sets to win. beat Russian 7th seed Andrey Rublev 7-5, 6-4.
Host country player Taylor Fritz (left) played very well when he beat 7th seed Andrey Rublev to get tickets to this year’s Indian Wells Masters final.
With that result, Taylor Fritz has a ticket to the final of the first ATP Masters 1000 tournament of this season and he will meet either the Spaniard, the 19th seed Carlos Alcaraz or the 4th seed Rafael Nadal. . Taylor Fritz has also just set a record to become an American tennis player after completing 10 years in the Indian Wells Masters men’s singles final after the case of compatriot John Isner in 2012.
According to the ATP Tour, if he wins this tournament this year, Fritz will be the first home country player to win the Indian Wells title in 21 years since the legendary Andre Agassi in 2001.
Carlos Alcaraz – Rafael Nadal, about 2:00, March 20, semi-final Indian Wells
4th seed Nadal will face 19th seed Alcaraz in the much-awaited Spanish “civil war” at Indian Wells this year. Alcaraz is only 18 years old and he will have the opportunity to face the tennis legend of Gaur again.
Nadal needs to limit the youth of Alcaraz
Nadal is in great form with 19 wins from the beginning of 2022. Meanwhile, Alcaraz stopped in the third round of the Australian Open after losing to Matteo Berrettini. The young Spaniard avenged Berrettini in the quarterfinals of the Rio Open, then took the title after defeating Diego Schwartzman.
This is the second encounter between Nadal and Alcaraz. In the first meeting, Nadal defeated Alcaraz overwhelmingly with the scores 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of Madrid Masters last year.
Physically, Nadal may be disadvantaged compared to Alcaraz, but the 35-year-old has superior tactical skills, with the emphasis being on powerful forehands. Besides, the serve phase can also be another weapon of the “King of Clay”.
Meanwhile, Alcaraz is good at scoring winners from any area of the field. Alcaraz will have to promote the ability to cover the field in the next match to take advantage of the youth. Nadal may face some difficulties, but his bravery is still more appreciated.
Taylor Harry Fritz – Andrey Rublev, around 2:00, March 20, Indian Wells semi-final
The competition between Fritz and Rublev proved to be quite balanced when the two had 4 previous confrontations, with the victory divided equally for each side. Rublev’s form is very respectable when he is on a 13-match winning streak. The Russian tennis player is looking for a third consecutive ATP Tour title after successes in Marseille and Dubai.
Rublev meets an “equal weight” opponent
Meanwhile, Fritz’s record of 24 wins – 8 losses is also not bad, as it helped him advance to 5 ATP Tour quarterfinals and the 4th round of the Australian Open, his best record in a Grand Slam tournament.
What Rublev shows is showing a slightly more impressive impression. The Russian player won all 8 sets from the beginning of the tournament and only had to decide once to win or lose by tie-break. Meanwhile, in the last 3 matches, Fritz went through 3 sets and 1 tie-break. Quarter-final match against Miomir Kecmanovic, Fritz only lost 1 break in nearly 2 hours of competition.
The 7th seed Rublev of course will be appreciated, but a stubborn Fritz can also surprise.
(Sports news, tennis news) Before the match against Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal was injured but he still played extremely impressively.
According to Minh Duc (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)