TennisSection previews the 2021 Stockholm Open as Taylor Fritz takes on Egor Gerasimov in the Round of 32 on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021.
Will Taylor Fritz get the win? Will Egor Gerasimov pull off the upset? This will be an interesting one, where we the new number one American taking on a tricky first test. Who will move on to the Round of 16 at the 2021 Stockholm Open?
Taylor Fritz has been playing some great tennis as of late, reaching the semis of Indian Wells, then backing it up with a quarterfinal in Paris, falling to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. He plays a huge game, and when he’s on, he’s a tough guy to stop. He has been inconsistent at times, especially with his serving, where he often struggles to get all of his first serves into the court. Egor Gerasimov can be a challenging opponent, but I expect him to get it done in two quick sets, as the level he has been playing at lately definitely makes him the heavy favorite to get this one finished up quickly as he aims to move on to the Round of 16 at the 2021 Stockholm Open.
Egor Gerasimov has had some good wins at times this year, playing some high level of tennis. But he just doesn’t quite have the game or the level to take out the top guys, and while Fritz can be a loose cannon, he has shown great consistency in the last month, so I definitely expect him to get through this one in a rather straightforward manner. Gerasimov simply does not have the results or the level to push Fritz much, even if he won’t be at his best level, he has a lot of confidence at the moment so I definitely expect him to kick his campaign here at the 2021 Stockholm Open off to a good start.
Taylor Fritz and Egor Gerasimov have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. The two have never played before, but it will be interesting to see how Fritz handles him. He’s not the easiest first round opponent, so if Fritz can easily sweep him out of the way, then I definitely expect him to make a deep run here. He has a good shot to get deep, being the fifth seed, and most certainly having the level to take down top players, having defeated Alexander Zverev from match point down at Indian Wells. Let’s see if Fritz can continue playing at this level and move on to the Round of 16 at the 2021 Stockholm Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Taylor Fritz to win in 2 sets.
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