World No.14 Jannik Sinner will take on World No.39 Taylor Fritz in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 13 2021.
Jannik Sinner vs Taylor Fritz: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Masters 2021
- Match: Jannik Sinner vs Taylor Fritz
- Round: Fourth round
- Date: October 13, 2021
- Prize Money: $92,000
- Venue: Indian Wells, United States
- Surface: Hard Court
Jannik Sinner vs Taylor Fritz: Preview
It has been a breakthrough season for the 20-year-old from Italy. Sinner comes into this contest after getting a walkover from John Isner in the previous round. That said, he has comfortably beaten Australian John Millman earlier in the competition. Sinner came into the BNP Paribas Open at the back of a title win in Sofia in the first week of October.
The Italian had also won the title in Washington, ahead of the 2021 US Open. Earlier in the year, Sinner also ended up reaching the finals of the 2021 Miami Masters, before losing to Hubert Hurkacz. For the year, the World No.14 has won 23 matches on the hard surface as compared to nine defeats. He remains one of the dark horses this week at Indian Wells.
On the other hand, Fritz comes into this round after beating World No.7 Matteo Berrettini in the last round. He also beat fellow American Brandon Nakashima in the opening round at the BNP Paribas Open.
Before struggling on the hard courts of Washington, Toronto, Cincinnati and New York, the 24-year-old did manage to reach semifinals of Los Cabos and Atlanta. Although Fritz isn’t expected to make the final four this week at Indian Wells, his confidence will be brimming after stunning the big-serving Italian in the previous round.
Jannik Sinner vs Taylor Fritz: Head to Head
These two players have never met on the ATP tour before.
Jannik Sinner vs Taylor Fritz: Prediction
While Fritz will look to impose himself on the young Italian, Sinner is the player who is coming off a title win. Furthermore, the American also notably could win only 38% of his second serve points in the last match against Berrettini. That will be a massive area of concern for the 24-year-old. On the other hand, Sinner has consistently shown how he can hold his ground from the back court and even find big serves when needed. Although this match could go the distance, the 20-year-old is likely to have the last laugh.
Match Prediction: Jannik Sinner should win in three sets.
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