Clay season is upon us. Not a lot of high powered men in the draws this weekend. Houston is fairly loaded with most of the top Americans playing, 6 of the 8 seeds, in fact. Marrakesh will feature Felix Auger-Aliassime, who joined the draw with a wild card, and little else.
So, this is the fifth meeting between the two if you include their meeting at the 2018 ATP NextGen Finals [2-2]:
ATP Masters 1000 Paris
I'm sure a certain part of it is just natural improvement along a development curve, but the level of play of Opelka, Fritz, Tiafoe, and Paul all peaked in 2021, and mostly did so in the second half of the season after the early rise of Korda, and the later rising of both Brooksby and Nakashima...
Just saw a tennis spin video revealing the new 2021 radical pro. Seems that the new face of the radical is Taylor Fritz. This is a move that I cannot understand, as there are much more successful players endorsing the radical line, such as Schwartzman and Garin. Any thoughts or explanations?
Federer's quest toward a record 7th Aus Open title and a 21st Grand Slam title will continue on Friday against young American Taylor Fritz. Scheduled not before 13:00hrs in the Rod Laver Arena (23:00 Arg/Chi, 21:00EST, 02:00 GMT).
Only match played was at Stuttgart 2016 2R where Federer won 64...