Fritz is in great shape but the surface is… – OA Sport

Fritz is in great shape but the surface is… – OA Sport

The countdown is about to end. From November 22 to 27to me Malaga (Spain)The Davis Cup Finals They will go on stage. Italy is not at its best. as it’s known, Jannik Sinner (No. 1 from Bel Paese) Forced to give up because of one Tendon strain of the index finger. Cast off heavy South Tyrol and summon Lorenzo Sonego.

Definitely “blind” position of the captain who does not playPhilip Volandrygiven that singular number 2 is also, Matthew BerettiniWell, it’s not the best. The Romanian was forced to miss the Vienna and Paris-Bercy tournaments due to a foot problem that arose during the ATP250 Championships in Naples. complicated that he could be 100% and here it will be up to Volandri the task of choosing, taking into account Lorenzo Musetti It grew exponentially on the hard.

but, Challenge November 24 (10.00) against the United States is very difficult. Americans have a very complete list and at the level of singles they can bet their chips Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe. Ca in good shape and how much he does ATP Finals in Turin Prove it: yesterday’s victory over Félix Auger-Aliassime and qualification to the semi-finals, for the first time in his career where he will face. Novak Djokovic. In vintage Fritz was awarded Titles at the ATP250 in Eastbourne (turf), at the ATP500 in Tokyo and at the Indian Wells Masters1000 on flat. The United States that could be intimidating with Tiafoe, already in singles, considering what the latter did in the US Open (semi-finals) and the final reached in Tokyo and lost to Taylor.

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Considering the strength of the American double (Jack Sock / Rajeev Ram) compared to the one he formed Simon Polelli And the Fabio FogniniWe’ll play the first two games and for Italy it’s definitely difficult. There could be, however, Factor in favor of the blues, or slower indoor surface.

The confrontation between the United States and the Netherlands in the previous round highlighted the greatest weakness of Fritz and his comrades in the context described. Something that was also repeated in Percy, where California was surprisingly beaten Jill Simon. Of course, each match creates its own story, but perhaps Malaga’s “stage” can smile in the face of our tennis players.

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