After the triumphant United Cup, Fritz played the not triumphant Australian Open, from which he flew out after the second round. Then a three-week break and Taylor’s return to the Dallas courts. In Texas, Fritz played three games starting the tournament from the second round. He knocked out his compatriots Sok and Chiron, lost to Chinese rising star Wu Yibing in three matches. In general, the current tone of the world’s seventh rocket is not bad, there is practice in the game, so we don’t think that the first US number in the 1/8 finals match will have problems.

A little-known Ecuadorian, a 31-year-old tennis player who won four Challengers in his career. In 2023, the South American has already played four tournaments, played in Melbourne but failed to qualify, reached the semi-finals of the Challenger in Cleveland and the quarter-finals in Dallas, where he lost to Fritz’s compatriot Isner. Gomez met Taiwan qualifier Wu Tong-Ling in the first round of the Delray Beach tournament, defeating Wu Tong-Ling in straight sets, 7-6, 6-4. The match turned out to be fierce and prolonged despite two sets. Emilio’s 2/0 stats in this ace/doubles game, 59%/47% first serve stats, 33%/48% return stats.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Taylor Fritz 7 10 7 3
Emilio Gomez Gomez 94 eleven 7 4

Frankly, we don’t understand how Gomez can succeed against Fritz. The American is stronger than the opponent in every way: serving, receiving, playing on the court, experience. The only thing Gomez is not inferior to an opponent in is the practice of the game, but in itself it is not enough to even start a fight with a top opponent, let alone win some kind. We doubt that the Ecuadorian will be able to win the match at all and we bet on a certain victory for the American.

The main forecast is the sum below (20.5) at 1.85