|Game||John Isner vs Taylor Fritz|
|Date & Time||Sunday March 1, 2020, 12:30 AM (EST)|
Hotel Princess Mundo Imperial Mexico
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In the semifinals of the 2020 ATP Mexican Open, John Isner is set to play against Taylor Fritz from the United States. Both American players will be hoping to secure a spot in the final.
John Isner enters this match having defeated Tommy Paul in 3 sets in the previous round. It was a close match but Isner showed his class by winning vital points during the final set. As usual with Isner, the serving was very strong with the American hitting 22 aces and winning 92% of his service games. The receiving also looked good as Isner won 2 return games. It has been a solid 2020 for John Isner as he made the semifinals of the ASB Classic early in the season. This is expected to be a challenging match but John Isner should be confident considering his ability.
On the other side of the coin, Taylor Fritz defeated Kyle Edmund in straight sets in the previous round. The receiving was very strong from Fritz as he won close to 50% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. Fritz made the third round of the Australian Open but outside of that result, it has been a tough season for the American. This is the best result for Fritz in 2020 but the American still looks a little low on confidence. Taylor Fritz is a hugely talented player but he must produce his best match if he wishes to compete with John Isner.
John Isner and Taylor Fritz have played each other twice in the past with Isner winning on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2017 at Wimbledon where Isner won in straight sets.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick John Isner to win this match. Taylor Fritz is a strong player but he has not been at his best in 2020 and I don’t see him having enough confidence to challenge an elite player. John Isner is in good form and he should be good enough to win this fixture.