Taylor Fritz vs. John Isner - 2020 Acapulco Open Semi-Final
Friday, February 28 2020
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It's an All-American semifinal in Mexico! The veteran John Isner meets the youngster, Taylor Fritz, in what will be a very fun semifinal. Who will make it to the final?
John Isner came through a tough match against fellow American, Tommy Paul, beating Paul 6-2 in the third set. Isner is towards the latter end of his career and this is clear to see in his game. Isner is not like an Opelka, he does not have as good movement and he relies more heavily on his serve. Isner is hard to look at when his serve gets returned because he is not a good baseline rallies, he seems out of his comfort zone. However, he has one of the best serves of all time which allows him to make up for other mistakes.
Taylor Fritz beat the in form Kyle Edmund in straight sets. Fritz was able to maintain his composure during the difficult moments and he booked his spot in the semifinals. Fritz has a lot of potential. Fritz is tall, he has a big serve, and his movement around the court is really good. Fritz is most likely the most talented young American player and if he keeps working hard on his game, he will have a breakthrough season soon enough.
This will be the 4th meeting between both players, with Isner leading the H2H 2-1. Isner of course has more experience, but I just don't see him being as good as he used to be. Isner struggled with movement in matches and Fritz will win most of those baseline rallies. Expect Fritz to shine.
Taylor Fritz to win.