Fritz vs Isner: what to expect from this semifinal?
On August 1, Taylor Fritz faces John Isner in the semifinal of the Atlanta Open. We made a prediction for this match, which you can find below. Who will get to the final?
Fritz is now in great shape, despite the fact that just two months ago he underwent knee surgery. The American was injured in the second round of Roland Garros against Dominic Koepfer. It took Fritz only three weeks to recover. And now he is one step away from the final of the tournament in Atlanta. During the current competition, Taylor defeated Evgeny Donskoy (6-3, 6-4), Steve Johnson (6-7, 6-4, 6-1), and Reilly Opelka (7-6, 6-7, 7-6).
It looks likeIsner finally found his game in Atlanta. Earlier this season, John showed mediocre tennis on hard. Nevertheless, in Atlanta, he reached the semifinals of the tournament. On the way to this match, Isner beat Jeffrey Wolf (6-4, 6-7, 6-4), Jack Sock (7-6, 6-4) and Christopher O'Connell (7-6, 6-7, 6-4 ), who recently began to appear more and more at big tournaments and demonstrates quite competitive tennis.
Isner has played 4 tie-breaks in the last 5 matches.
Over 9.5 games were played in the 1st set in 3 of Fritz's last 5 matches.
Isner leads the head-to-head, and he is also in amazing form. He has finally adjusted to hard surface and has a powerful surface. Fritz is also in good shape, but his recent match against Opelka demonstrated that not everything is perfect in his game. This is why we slightly prefer Isner and will place the bet on his victory.
Our prediction - Isner to win with a handicap (+1)
Prediction: Handicap (+1) to Isner
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The tennis players have together played eight tie-breaks at the current tournament in Atlanta. We believe that they will play at least one more tie-break between each other. Therefore, we propose to bet on total over 24 games.