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Taylor Fritz recounts her “very odd injury” that helped her defeat John Isner in Acapulco.
The match between Taylor Fritz and John Isner was delayed due to Taylor’s struggle with “a really unusual ailment,” according to Taylor. In his debut match as a top-5 player, Fritz, who on Monday rose to a career-high ranking of No. 5, overcame a set deficit to defeat fellow American John Isner, 3-6 6-3 6-4.
In the opening set, Fritz seemed to be struggling with a knee ailment, but as the match went on, he appeared to be recovering. It was quite odd. I had to cope with it when I was 18 years old. Usually, I only experience it when I’m getting off a plane or when I’ve been stiff from not playing for a few days.
I have no idea why I felt that way. It’s been a while since I experienced it during games. But as soon as I felt better, I was able to play well. In the third, I felt like I performed extremely well. I’m ecstatic right now. When the draw is made, you don’t want to see (Isner) in the opening round.
It’s a 50/50 contest; either scenario may happen. According to Tennis Majors, Fritz commented after the victory, “I was fortunate to get through.
How did Fritz beat Isner?
In the eighth game, Isner broke Fritz to take the lead 5-3 and generate the first break points of the match.
Isner often served out the opening set in the ninth game. Fritz, the world No. 5, received his first break points of the match in the eighth game of the second set after dropping the first set. The world No. 5 converted and seized a 5-3 lead.
Fritz served out to love in the next game to force a third set of the match. Fritz lost a break point in the third set’s seventh game after taking the second set. Fritz may not have broken Isner in the seventh game, but he did so in the ninth game to take the lead at 5-4.
Fritz defeated Isner after a comeback in the tenth game by saving a break point and serving out the match.