TennisSection previews the 2023 Indian Wells Masters as Jannik Sinner takes on Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
Will Jannik Sinner prove too strong and continue his run of excellent form? Will Taylor Fritz take one step closer to a title defense? This will be an interesting one, where we have the defending champion and primary American hope to take on the young and determined Italian. Who will triumph and move through to the semifinals at the 2023 Indian Wells Masters?
Jannik Sinner vs. Taylor Fritz Match Preview
Jannik Sinner has been playing some incredible tennis this season, only taking losses to the very best players, and he comes into this match a slight favorite despite the successes of his opponent at this tournament. That opponent is of course 4th seed Taylor Fritz, who has looked impressive as well thus far. Out of all the quarterfinals, this one is the toughest matchup pre-match, and it’ll be really interesting to see if Sinner is able to adjust to the conditions of center court and outplay Fritz to reach the final four of the 2023 Indian Wells Masters.
Taylor Fritz has made easy work of his opponents thus far after a tough first round with Ben Shelton. But what is upcoming is his biggest challenge of the tournament in Jannik Sinner. Fritz absolutely loves playing here, but Sinner is a massive hitter and with the way he returns, I expect Fritz to struggle a lot more on serve than what he’s used to. Not to mention that Sinner hits a flatter ball, something which Fritz, who hits with a western grip on the forehand isn’t going to like much as these two clash for a spot in the semifinals here at the 2023 Indian Wells Masters.
Jannik Sinner vs. Taylor Fritz Prediction and Pick
Jannik Sinner and Taylor Fritz have met once before, with Taylor Fritz leading the head to head 1-0. Fritz took Sinner out here in 2021, quite easily en route to the semifinals that year. Both players have improved since then, but Sinner in particular has looked extremely impressive and is getting better week after week. Even if it gets very tough, I think Sinner has the weapons to outplay Fritz from the baseline and to neutralize the American’s serve to book a spot in the semifinals at the 2023 Indian Wells Masters.
Free Tennis Prediction and Pick: Jannik Sinner in 3 sets
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