Taylor Fritz vs. Kyle Edmund
|Date & Time||Friday June 28, 2019, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Taylor Fritz and Kyle Edmund meet in the semifinals of the 2019 tennis Eastbourne International.
Taylor Fritz is coming off a straight sets win over Hubert Hurkacz that took 23 games to decide. In the victory, Fritz won 75 percent of his first serve points and 55 percent of his second serve points. Fritz won 64 percent of his total service points and converted on two of his nine break points. Fritz got 45 percent of his first serves in play and saved seven of his eight break points. Fritz has won six of his seven sets this tournament, but he must be sharper with his fist serve and could certainly clean up the 16 double faults. While winning matches, the American can certainly do a lot to make his life easier as he chases a potential title. Fritz looks to make his second career final appearance and first since the 2016 Memphis Open. Fritz has won four of his last six matches on grass court.
Kyle Edmund is coming off a three sets win over Daniel Evans that took 26 games to decide. In the victory, Edmund won 74 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Edmund won 70 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his seven break points. Edmund got 69 percent of his first serves in play and saved three of his six break points. Edmund has now won back-to-back matches for the first time since the Miami Open and he’s won four of his last six matches that have gone the distance. Edmund looks to make his first final appearance since last years European Open and the third final appearance of his career. Edmund has won two his last three matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Fritz is more than capable of winning this match and is a promising young American who is just waiting to have that breakthrough moment to kind of take his career to the next level. The problem is Fritz hasn’t served well this tournament and Edmund is an aggressive, powerful player who will make him pay on the return. Edmund will take advantage the second Fritz drops a level in his serve, and he also has the crowd behind him, which never hurts.
I like Edmund to make his third career final.