Taylor Fritz won only 8 of the previous 9 matches before stunning Sascha Zverev in the opener in Basel. However, the young American is well known for his huge potential, and he truly impressed against the German playing terrific tennis.
After the contest, Taylor commented: “I played really solid, so it feels good to get that instead of him getting me for the third time in a row. I got out there today, and the sliders [when serving] were working well.”
It is still a long way to go for the American in Basel. However, with Zverev out, his part of the draw seems to be not as competitive as the top half. Therefore, Taylor will face next Alex De Minaur, and if he wins, he may play Jan-Lennard Struff and Roberto Bautista Agut before possibly facing Roger Federer in the final.
H2H Federer vs. Fritz
Taylor and Roger played each other only twice. The head to head is 2-0 for the Swiss that beat the American 3 years ago for the first time in Stuttgart in 3 sets.
Harry Fritz in Basel, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.31, Taylor has a 37-26 win-loss record in 2019. Taylor is in Basel where he toppled Alexander Zverev 7-67 6-4.
The American will face De Minaur in the 2nd round. The head to head is 2-0 for De Minaur.
The last time that they competed against each other, De Minaur won 6-3 7-62 in the final in Atlanta in 28th July 2019.
The American conquered 2 titles in 2019 in the Newport Beach Challenger and in Eastbourne. The American was the finalist in Atlanta and in Los Cabos.
Federer in Basel, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.3, the Swiss has a 46-8 win-loss record in 2019. Roger is playing in Basel where he defeated Peter Gojowczyk 6-2 6-1.
Federer will face Albot in the 2nd round. The head to head is 1-0 for Federer.
The last time that they played each other, Federer won 4-6 7-5 6-3 in the 2nd round in Miami in 23rd March 2019.
The Swiss conquered 3 titles in 2019 in Dubai, in Miami and in Halle. The Swiss was the finalist in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon.
Federer won 102 titles in his career: 47 on hard courts, 11 on clay courts, 20 on indoor courts, 5 on carpet courts and 19 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Taylor Harry Fritz and Roger Federer played each other 2 times. The head to head is 2-0 for Federer.
The last time that they locked horns, Roger Federer won 6-2 7-5 6-2 in the 3rd round in Melbourne in 18th January 2019.
Taylor Harry Fritz and Roger Federer
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