Fritz stopped Nadal and won Indian Wells

American tennis player Taylor Fritz won the first masters title of his career last night, after he defeated the Spaniard Rafael Nadal with 6: 3, 7: 6 (5) in the final of the tournament in Indian Wells.

The 24-year-old American tennis player stopped Nadal on his way to the 37th Masters title, but he also interrupted his series of 20 victories at the beginning of the season.

Fritz was also the first American to win Indian Wells since Andrea Agassi in 2001, but also the youngest champion since Novak Djokovic in 2011.

“Winning this tournament is something special. Indian Wells is one of those childhood dreams that you just think can’t come true,” said Fritz, who was in severe pain before the final, which is why his coach advised him not to play. so as not to further injure the ankle.

However, Fritz decided to go out on the field and started the match great after taking the lead with a big 4-0. Nadal managed to return one break and reduce it to 5: 3, but the American took the lead with a new break with 1: 0 in sets, after which the Spaniard requested a medical time-out.

Nadal was the first to reach the break in the second set, he took the lead with 2: 1, but Fritz returned the break in the next set, to save the fourth break of the ball he faced in the fifth game.

The Spaniard managed to save one match ball with the result of 5: 4, then he missed two more break opportunities, so everything was resolved in a tie-break.

In the tie-break, Nadal took the lead with 5: 4, but Fritz tied the next three points and thus reached the biggest victory in his career.

By Editor

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