Taylor Fritz keeps is respectful after dismantling Alexander Zverev at United Cup


Taylor Fritz showed class after ousting Alexander Zverev at the United Cup as he noted that the German is coming off a long injury break and still “rusty.”

On Monday, Fritz had no problems handling Zverev as he saw off the former world No 2 with a 6-1 6-4 score.

But when asked about his big win over Zverev, Fritz kept it very respectful toward his opponent. 

“I felt pretty good. I think it was tough to judge my level because I do feel like he’s coming back from injury, he’s a bit rusty. He was giving me a good amount of free points. I’m really happy with it. I’m sure it won’t take him too long for him to kind of fully get his form back,” Fritz said after the match, per Sportskeeda. 

How Fritz defeated Zverev

Fritz got off to an outstanding start to the match, claiming back-to-back breaks to open a 5-0 lead.

In the sixth game, Zverev served out his service game to finally get on the board.

However, it didn’t change the outcome of the set as Fritz still routinely served out for the first set in the seventh game.

After winning the first set, Fritz had a break point in the first game of the second set but Zverev was able to save it.

Fritz maybe didn’t get the first break in the first game but he did manage to break Zverev in the third game and open a 2-1 lead in the second set.

In the sixth game of the second set, Zverev had his first break point of the match but didn’t realize as Fritz took a 4-2 lead.

When Zverev was serving to stay in the match in the ninth game, Fritz missed out on his first match point.

However, not realizing his first match point didn’t impact Fritz, who routinely served out for the match in the 10th game.

Even though Fritz beat Zverev, he still owns a negative head-to-head against the German.

Zverev now leads the head-to-head versus Fritz 4-3.

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