Aljaz Bedene vs. Taylor Fritz - 2021 Sardegna Open Quarter-Final
Friday, April 9th 2021
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Taylor Fritz (2) meets Aljaz Bedene in the quarter finals of the 2021 Sardegna Open on Friday, April 9th 2021.
Will Aljaz Bedene show us his best tennis and cause an upset to make his way to the semi finals, or will Taylor Fritz continue to cruise through his matches here in Sardegna?
Aljaz Bedene came through a tight 2-set victory over Egor Gerasimov in the second round, beating the always tough Gerasimov 6-4/7-6. Bedene is a very experienced player and can definitely challenge some of the best players in the world when he is feeling his game. Bedene is a mainstay player in these smaller ATP 250 tournaments and he is more often than not able to make his way to the quarter finals very often. However, he will be looking to do one better by making his way to the semi finals by causing the upset against Taylor Fritz.
Taylor Fritz cruised through his first match here in the second round, beating Andrej Martin in straight sets 6-2/7-6. Fritz got used to the conditions quite quickly and I am sure he will be feeling confident in his ability to get the job done here in Sardegna and make his way through to the semi finals. Fritz is a great all-court player and I am sure that if he continues to play at this high level, and improves on a day-to-day basis, he will have a very strong 2021 season, but he will have to ensure he focuses on the match ahead here.
This is going to be the second meeting between both players, with Aljaz Bedene leading the head to head 1-0. Although Bedene won their only prior encounter, I still see Taylor Fritz coming out on top here and making his way to the semi finals. Taylor Fritz is continuously improving and showing everyone that he should be considered the best American player out there. Fritz likes these conditions and showed great strength in his first match here. It will be tight, but Taylor Fritz should win it and make his way to the semi finals.