Taylor Fritz, World No. 30 and the 2nd seed at the Sardegna Open 2021 will take upon World No. 58 Aljaz Bedene in the upcoming quarter-final clash at the Cagliari 2021.
- Tournament: ATP Sardegna Open
- Match: Taylor Fritz vs Aljaz Bedene
- Round: Quarter-finals
- Date: 9th April, 2021
- Prize Money: €13,650
- Venue: Cagliari, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Taylor Fritz vs Aljaz Bedene : Preview
Taylor Fritz has made some good runs on the tour this year, but is yet to win any title. His best run came in Doha at the Qatar Open 2021, where he reached the semi-finals. He won his maiden ATP title at the 2019 Eastbourne International and will be on the lookout for his 2nd title here at the Cagliari having been seeded 2nd.
Aljaz Bedene will be making his first quarter-final appearance of 2021, after previously having made it to the R16 on different occasions. The Slovakian is yet to win an ATP title and will be looking to make this a good opportunity to win his first after looking sharp in his previous two matches. Bedene last featured at the Miami Open 2021 losing out in the 2nd round.
Taylor Fritz vs Aljaz Bedene : Head to Head
This will be the second meeting between these two players, who previously met at the Cincinnati Masters 2020 where Bedene won the match in straight sets, leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Taylor Fritz vs Aljaz Bedene : Prediction
It will be a tight contest as both players look for winners on their first serve. Fritz has a better record on the 2nd serve as well as compared to Bedene, which can be a crucial match turner. Bedene had to win his first game in 3 sets and the second one also went into the 7th game in his 2nd set, which can be a tiring factor for the Slovakian.
Fritz has been well rested, given that he had a first round-bye and won in straight sets in the previous game. Nevertheless, it will be a tightly-contested game.
Prediction: Taylor Fritz to win in 3 sets.