ATP Canadian Open Montreal
Venue: Uniprix Stadium (Montreal)
Round of 16
In the third round of the Canadian Open on Thursday, Dan Evans and Taylor Fritz, the 10th seed, will square off for the second time in a week.Claim your Welcome Bonus!
The 24-year-old also advanced to the round of eight at Wimbledon, the Monte-Carlo Masters, the Dallas Open, and the clay-court competition in Houston. In the meanwhile, Dan Evans defeated World No. 8 Andrey Rublev 6-4, 6-4 in Montreal's second round. In his opening match, he defeated Filip Krajovic in three sets before crushing the Serbian in the last set.
This season, the Brit hasn't produced many standout performances. His finest performance so far in 2022 came when he advanced to the semifinals of the Sydney International. At June, he competed in the Nottingham Challenger and won, defeating Jordan Thompson in the championship match.
Taylor Fritz retired 3-6, 7-6 (6), 4-1 at the Citi Open due to heat exhaustion, while Evans survived a match point against Fritz in the second set tiebreak to go to the quarterfinals. In Washington, DC, he lost against Yoshihito Nishioka, who would go on to win.
In Montreal's second round, the No. 1 American defeated his fellow countryman Frances Tiafoe 5-7, 6-1, 6-4. In the first round, he also easily defeated former World No. 1 Andy Murray, 6-1, 6-3.
This season, Fritz has become more prominent. He just attained a career-high ranking of No. 12 in the world, mostly as a result of his two victories and several quarterfinal appearances in competitions throughout the year.
At the Indian Wells Masters, when he was the home favourite, the American triumphed. In the championship match, he defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (5) to win his maiden Masters 1000 title and second career triumph. Fritz later defeated fellow American Maxime Cressy at the Eastbourne International, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6. (5).
Expert Betting Tips
The British player lost against Krajinovic despite connecting on 54% of his first serves. Fritz will have a good chance to advance to the Canadian Open quarterfinals if he serves effectively and successfully exploits Evans' serve and backhand without making too many mistakes.
- Total Under 23 for 1.82
- Handicap Daniel Evans (+3) for 1.88
- Total Over 22 (3Way) for 1.89