Indian Wells Masters 2021: Matteo Berrettini vs Taylor Fritz Preview, Head to head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

World No.7 Matteo Berrettini will take on World No. 39 Taylor Fritz in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 12 2021.

Matteo Berrettini vs Taylor Fritz will clash at the Indian Wells Masters 2021
Matteo Berrettini vs Taylor Fritz

World No.7 Matteo Berrettini will take on World No. 39 Taylor Fritz in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 12 2021.

Matteo Berrettini vs Taylor Fritz: Match Details

  • Tournament: Indian Wells Masters 2021
  • Match: Matteo Berrettini vs Taylor Fritz
  • Round: Third Round
  • Date: October 12, 2021
  • Venue: Indian Wells, United States   
  • Surface: Hard Court

Matteo Berrettini vs Taylor Fritz: Preview

Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini

Berrettini comes into this round after beating Alejandro Tabilo in straight sets. The Italian has been one of the form players on the ATP tour in 2021, owing to which he has moved to a career-best ranking of seven. After making deep ends of marquee tournaments, across surfaces, the 25-year-old seems to have grown as a professional.

Before playing the recently concluded 2021 Laver Cup in Boston, Berrettini also reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 US Open, before going down to World No.1 Novak Djokovic. As far as the results on the hard courts are concerned, Berrettini has won 14 matches on the surface, in comparison to five defeats. He is billed as one of the hot favourites for the title in Indian Wells this year.

On the other hand, Fritz comes into this contest after beating fellow countryman Brandon Nakashima in straight sets in the previous round. It hasn’t been a great season for the lanky American. While Fritz did make the semifinals of Los Cabos and Atlanta in July, he failed to make any impression on the hard courts of Washington, Toronto, Cincinnati, New York and San Diego by exiting in the initial rounds.

The 23-year-old has only won 17 matches on the hard surface in 2021, as compared to 12 defeats. Although Fritz is capable of pushing the very best players on the tour, not much is expected out of him this year at Indian Wells.

Matteo Berrettini vs Taylor Fritz: Head to Head

Taylor Fritz
Taylor Fritz

These two have met only once on the ATP tour before. At the 2019 Davis Cup, Fritz beat Berrettini in three sets.

Matteo Berrettini vs Taylor Fritz: Prediction

Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini

Expect the big serving Italian to win some cheap points off his first delivery. While Fritz too is known for his attacking tennis, his chances of pushing Berrettini close in the match will depend on how well he returns balls back into the baseline. If Berrettini can replicate what he has done throughout 2021, then it should be a straight sets for World No.7.

Match Prediction: Matteo Berrettini should win in two sets.

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