Tommy Paul was a real find, pardon the tautology, the Australian Open. Recall that Paul reached the semi-finals in Melbourne, where he lost in three sets to Novak Djokovic, the future winner of the tournament. After Melbourne, the American played one Davis Cup match for his national team, played two matches at the tournament in Dallas and three fights in Acapulco. In Mexico, Tommy turned out to be stronger than Ecuador Gomez and his two compatriots, Mmo and McDonald. The match against McDonald lasted an hour and a minute and Paul won it 6-2, 6-2. For the game, Paul had the following stats: 3/1 aces/double faults, 79%/80% points scored on his serve, 44%/61% points scored on reception, 19/6 winners/forces.

As expected, Fritz had no major problems defeating Francis Tiafoe in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Acapulco. The fifth rocket of the world is already on the move, it’s obvious, Tiafoe was beaten in one hour and 36 minutes with a score of 6:3, 6:4. Fritz stats in this match: 5/0 aces/doubles, 75%/66% serve points, 24%/64% comeback points, 20/16 winners/executors. Let’s note that Fritz has a 7-fight winning streak, before the tournament in Acapulco the American was the winner of the competition in Delray Beach. In Mexico, before the match against Tiafoe, Taylor defeated Isner and Shapovalov,

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Tommy Paul 23 14 eleven 3
Taylor Fritz 15 14 12 2

Paul and Fritz played each other eight times, 5-3 in favor of Fritz. It is worth noting that Paul won the first two games and then 5-1 in favor of Fritz. In 2022, the guys crossed only once, at the tournament in Miami, this meeting in two sets 7: 6, 6: 4 was won by Taylor Fritz.

Throughout the tournament in Acapulco, we bet on the first racket of the United States, the so-called in favor of Taylor Fritz. We see no reason to change the chosen strategy. Fritz is on the move, Tiafoe was beaten very easily in the quarterfinals even though Francis is not the easiest opponent for Fritz. But Paul can be called a comfortable opponent for Taylor, which is clearly seen in the recent personal results between the Americans. For Fritz, it’s important to stay in fifth place in the rankings, and for that you need to win the tournament in Acapulco, because Rublev and Medvedev, who reached the semi-finals of the tournament in Dubai, are breathing on Taylor’s back. In this pair, we bet on the favorite.

The main prediction is for Fritz to win with a (-2.5) handicap of 1.83