Venue: Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio
Round of 64
The US Open is not that far away and it is one of the biggest festivals of tennis that you’d ever see. Before that, we are going to see the star-studded lineup during the Cincinnati Open, which can both serve as the preview of the US Open and also has a lot of prize money at stake. In this game, Taylor Fritz will take on Sebastian Baez to test out the challenging grounds.Get Your Registration Bonus!
Taylor has done a great job of making a name for himself this year and he has proven to be more than a handful to deal with. Fritz is ranked at 12th and it clearly means that he is slowly heading towards the elite status. Taylor made it to the Round of 16 and he comes into the tournament after losing Dan Evans in three rounds.
He reached the Quarter-Finals of Wimbledon where he lost to Rafael Nadal in an incredible five-set thriller, that was decided during a tiebreaker. Earlier, he had won the Eastbourne International, displaying his tenacity on grass, and had also won the Indian Wells Masters earlier. Fritz can do a great job of striking cross-court shots and also uses topspin lobs well.
Sebastian is also an up-and-coming player and at age 21, he has continuously risen through the ranks. During Canadian Open, Baez drew a tough match-up in the first round as Nick Kyrgios and he can be a bit vulnerable against players that have a strong serve. In big tournaments, Baez has often been unable to even get past the first round which means he has certain issues to iron out.
As of now, Sebastian is still finding his feet and against top players, he has shown a large number of vulnerabilities. One of the biggest weaknesses has been his return game and he has been unable to break serves which have surely held him back. Baez will need to correct the record soon to become an elite player.
Taylor Fritz vs Sebastian Baez Head-to-Head
This is the first time Fritz and Baez will meet here.
Expert Betting Tips
Baez can have a tough game and he is the type of player who uses his aggression to intimidate the opposition, an area where Baez has shown many weaknesses as of late. Sebastian has his work cut out against Fritz. I believe Taylor will have a walk-in-park here and it may be over in straight sets.