Fritz takes the first step on the way to three-time championship in Eastbourne

The American advanced to the quarterfinals and will face Shang

June 26, 2024

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Taylor Fritz advanced to the quarter-finals in Eastbourne with a solid win.
By ATPTour.com/es Staff

Taylor Fritz can assure you that she feels comfortable at Rothesay International. His tennis flows on grass and 2024 was no exception, who offered a serving masterclass on Wednesday to defeat Thiago Seyboth Wild 7-6 (4) 6-3.

The top-seeded American hit 15 aces, put 81% of his first serves into play and only gave up five points in 11 service games. Thus, Fritz was one step closer to becoming the first three-time champion in the history of the tournament (2 – Bjorkman, Fritz, Gasquet, Karlovic, Lopez, Rusedski), after having won nine games in a row at Eastbourne in 2019 and 2022 before lose against McDonald in R1 last year 2023

For a place in the semifinals, Fritz will face #NextGenATP Shang Juncheng, who defeated the Finnish Emil Ruusuvuori 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 after saving four of the five break points he faced, according to Infosys ATP Stats .

Shang, 19, has just surpassed the Eastbourne classification and will seek to surprise Fritz.

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Also in Eastbourne, Yoshihito Nishioka and Max Purcell advanced to the quarter-finals. The Japanese left-hander beat Marcos Girón 6-7(8), 6-4 and 6-2, and Purcell beat Lorenzo Sonego 6-4 and 6-4. Miomir Kecmanovic beat Sebastián Báez 6-3 and 6-2, and lucky loser Aleksandar Vukic defeated Alexander Bublik, a two-time quarterfinalist, 6-4 and 6-4.

Meanwhile, local hope Billy Harris disposed of his compatriot Charles Broom 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach his second consecutive quarter-final after last week’s surprise at The Queen’s Club. The Italian Flavio Cobolli won 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4 against the British lucky loser Giles Hussey.

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/eastbourne-2024-miercoles-fritz-jornada

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