Stay tuned for the next generation

23. Okt 2019

It will be worth staying to the end at St. Jakobshalle today as well. Top young players Alex de Minaur (ATP 28) and Taylor Fritz (ATP 31) face off tonight.

It may be difficult to choose between the final match on Center Court and the contest on Court 1. While Court 1 will see Swiss player Henri Laaksonen (ATP 105) face Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP 41), Center Court will see the two upcoming stars Alex de Minaur (ATP 28) and Taylor Fritz (ATP 31) square off.

Taylor Fritz: No. 2 in the US
In his first-round match against the second-seeded German Alexander Zverev, the 21-year-old American Taylor Fritz pulled off a straight-sets win with a score of 7-6, 6-4. Despite his youth, Fritz is already the number 2 player in the US behind John Isner, who is currently ranked 16th on the ATP Tour. On 5 August 2019, Fritz attained his best ranking yet (ATP 25) and became the youngest American to enter the top 25 since Andy Roddick in 2004.

Alex de Minaur: Three titles in 2019
The young Australian Alex de Minaur is on top form. He won his first three tour titles this year and has already qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals. The 20-year-old was able to enter the main draw at the Swiss Indoors thanks to a wild card. He won his first tournament this year in his home city of Sydney, beating the Italian Andreas Seppi in straight sets.

The two have played against each other twice on the ATP Tour. De Minaur emerged victorious on both occasions. But after Fritz’s win against Zverev, anything’s possible today. All in all, it’s a good day to stay up late.

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