Fritz shuts out Kyrgios in Cincinnati

The American has been far superior to a very physically burdened Kyrgios. Fritz had no trouble beating the Aussie and slipped into the round of 16 (6-3, 6-2).

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Interesting duel to reach the round of 16 in the Cincinnati Masters 1000. Taylor Fritz was measured before Nick Kyrgios. The locals had left great sensations against Báez with a landslide victory and Kyrgios had suffered against Davidovich and he had been seen physically very fair. The Australian also recognized after the game that his `gasoline´ was at the limit. It was the first duel between the two and one of the two was going to be in the round of 16.

Fritz shows his greatest freshness

Fritz started taking the initiative on the scoreboard and Kyrgios held on during the first few games, but as the minutes went by the American seemed to be the clear dominator as soon as the points lengthened. Taylor Fritz took advantage of his first break opportunities and after confirming the break blank he went up to 5-2, staying very close to winning the first set. Kyrgios was only able to make up the set thanks to his powerful serve, but finally by 6-3 he stayed close to elimination.

A more atypical Kyrgios was seen, tired and above all with no desire to be on the track. Quickly, his rival, thanks to a break, took the lead with 2-0 and the match seemed almost doomed. As if that were not enough, Fritz wanted to further increase the differences on the scoreboard and he achieved it thanks to another break, which sent him up to 5-1. Kyrgios, as in the first round, won one more turn of service and finally by 6-2 he ended up saying goodbye to Cincinnati. The accumulation of aussie tournaments have ended up taking its toll and it is that the physical state is also very important in a sport in which it is played almost every day.



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