In the 1/8 finals of the tournament in Acapulco, Taylor Fritz confidently defeated his rather inconvenient opponent Denis Shapovalov in two sets. The match lasted one hour and 19 minutes, with the score 6:4, 6:4. During the match, Fritz served seven times with three double faults, scoring 97% on the first serve and 48% on the second. Acceptance stats: 23%/64%, winners/enforcers 20/7. It is worth adding that before the match with the Canadian, Fritz defeated Isner in Acapulco, and not so long ago the American became the winner of the tournament in Delray Beach, in the final of which Taylor turned out to be stronger than Kecmanovic.

After the Australian Open, where Francis reached the third round, the American has only his second tournament. In Dallas, Tiafoe lost in the second round to compatriot Wolf in three games before knocking McDonald out of the tournament. In Acapulco, the American has already played two matches and has not lost a single one so far, knocking Nishioka and Lopez out of the draw. The match against the Spaniard lasted an hour and a half, 6-2, 7-6 in favor of Tiafoe. Francis stats in this match: 5/3 aces/double faults, 80%/74% win serves, 18%/48% win returns, 26/16 winners/executors.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Taylor Fritz 5 16 13 3
Francis Tiafoe 15 13 eleven 2

Taylor and Francis played each other six times, the result of the confrontation was 5-1 in favor of Fritz, moreover, Tiafoe only won the first personal meeting, the next five matches remained with Fritz. Noteworthy is the fact that all friendlies were played on a hard court, once on an indura, the rest on an open court. In 2023, the guys did not intersect, in 2022 3:0 in favor of Fritz.

In this pair, we suggest starting with the favorite. Not only is Fritz in better shape than Tiafoe, but also the statistics of personal encounters with a large advantage on the side of the first American scam. We also note that Fritz does not intend to move up to the fourth line of the ranking yet, the difference with Kasper Ruud is large. But in the near future, the familiar fifth place may be lost, because Rublev and Medvedev, as they say, “breathe the back” of the American. So Fritz has a complete order with motivation. We believe that the first American rocket on the night from Thursday to Friday will achieve a certain victory over its compatriot.

The main prediction is for Fritz to win with a (-1.5) handicap of 1.70