TennisSection previews the 2021 Los Cabos Open as Taylor Fritz (3) takes on Steve Johnson (6) in the Quarter-Finals on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021.
Will it be the more experienced but lower ranked American, Steve Johnson, to come out of this match and cause the upset? Will Taylor Fritz show us his amazing game as he aims to prepare himself for the North American tennis swing next month? Both of these players will be determined to give it their all here at the 2021 Los Cabos Open, but only one will make their way to the Semi-Finals. Who will it be?
Steve Johnson came through a solid straight sets win in the Second Round, beating Yasutaka Uchiyama 7-6/6-3. The first set was a very entertaining and tight one, however, once Steve Johnson came through victorious in the tiebreak, he was able to gain additional confidence and get the win under his belt in straight sets. Steve Johnson will know that he now faces a tougher challenge in his fellow American, Taylor Fritz, but he will also have the belief that he can keep things tight in the Quarter-Finals of the 2021 Los Cabos Open.
Taylor Fritz came through an extremely tight 3 set match against Illya Marchenko, beating him 6-1/6-7/7-5. Taylor Fritz looked as if he would cruise through this match in the first set. However, Marchenko put on an amazing show as he won the second set 11-9 in the tiebreak. Taylor had to maintain his composure and use all of his big match experience to get the win in the end in the third set, but this will have tired him out as it finished at midnight. Fritz will need to rest up and recover soon as he soon meets Steve Johnson.
Taylor Fritz and Steve Johnson have met 4 times before, with the head to head tied at 2-2. They recently met last month in Wimbledon where Fritz came through a tight 5-set match. This is definitely going to be a tight match as they are both in form players and they know each others game quite well. However, Taylor Fritz has been in better form this year and I believe he will use the confidence from his win over Johnson last month to get this win, most likely in 3 sets. Taylor will make his way one step closer to the 2021 Los Cabos Open title.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Taylor Fritz in 3 Sets.
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