The American defeated Alexander Zverev in a dramatic match (4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3)) for the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Masters 1000. Fritz will face Nikoloz Basilashvili looking for a place in the final.
The last quarterfinals in Indian Wells faced Alexander Zverev y Taylor Fritz. After the surprise with the derrota de Tsitsipas, the German was the big favorite to take the title. He had only left one set in the tournament and it was on his debut against Brooksby. On the other side was the revelation of the tournament, or one of them with so many surprises and that is Fritz he had stood in the quarterfinals without giving up a single sleeve.
Fritz’s total comeback
The game started with two breaks, something that was not expected and is that both have one of their best weapons in the service. From that moment, little by little Zverev was dominating and each time the American suffered more with serve. It was in the seventh game, when after a 15-40 the German hit the table and after confirming the break, he put the 5-3 in his favor. The tenth game was won in white and in this way he took the first set to be closer to the semifinals in Indian Wells.
Taylor Fritz started leading the score in the second set. Going ahead in the locker made him play more aggressive and try to dominate with his powerful blows. It was in the fourth game when he found a 15-40 and broke for after saving a break ball to put the 4-1 on the scoreboard. The alarms were going off in the German and he needed to react if he did not want to reach the final set. ‘Sascha’ did not find the ways to stop the aggressiveness in the blows of his rival and for 6-3 lost the second set and saw how the game was complicated.
From the third set, everything entered a field of definition by details. Sascha Zverev started by clenching his fist after making a quick break, which seemed to make a fundamental difference. Fritz should save two match points at 2-5, something key to refocus. At 5-3, the German was preparing to close the game, but there were extreme doubts. A strange game, with double faults and a notable tension in the Teuton, allowed the North American to regain equality on the scoreboard.. Upon reaching the tiebreak, Fritz prevailed, managing to advance to the semifinals.