Live ticker Taylor Fritz – Rafael Nadal (Wimbledon 2022, Quarterfinals)


Nadal gets rolling

Nadal actually found it more difficult on paper: In the first round he had to master some difficult passages in four sets against Argentinian Francisco Cerúndolo, and Lithuanian opponent Ricardas Berankis, number 106 in the world, also defied the Spanish tennis legend off a sentence. But then Nadal got rolling and prevailed in round three and in the round of 16 seemingly effortlessly. He clearly outclassed Lorenzo Sonego, against Botic Van de Zandschulp Nadal only wobbled a little in the third set. In any case: The 22-time Grand Slam tournament winner has played in form!


Halep pulls through

The Romanian Simona Halep, Wimbledon winner of 2019, copes with her quarter-final task quite quickly and thus ensures that Nadal and Fritz are allowed to start quite early in the afternoon. Against the only 20-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, Halep only needed a little more than an hour and defeated her in two sets 6: 2, 6: 4. Even if Anisimova broke again at the end and dared to rear up briefly, the match ended quite early and the place was now free for Nadal and Fritz.


Fritz’ march through

And if you look at Taylor Fritz’s matches, you’ll notice even more: The American only had to go through the tie-break twice and otherwise clearly won the individual sets. Four times it was 6:4, just as often 6:3. Fritz even dominated his respective opponent twice with a score of 6:1. As strong as the balance of this tournament so far reads, it is also true: not a single opponent in the first four rounds was in the top 50 in the world. With Alastair Gray, a wildcarder tried to stand in his way, opponent of the round of 16 Jason Kubler was a qualifier. Nadal is the first seeded player that Fritz will face.


Little playing time in the legs and arms

Of all the quarter-finalists, the two opponents Nadal and Fritz have so far been among the shortest in the places. While Nadal has allowed two set losses in the previous four matches (like Djokovic and Norrie, who have reached the semifinals), Taylor Fritz even undercuts the Manacor bull and has not lost a single set in impressive dominance.


Warm welcome

Good afternoon and a warm welcome to one of the last two quarter-finals at Wimbledon. The favorite Rafael Nadal and his challenger Taylor Fritz should arrive on Center Court on time to fight for the semi-final ticket.

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