Favorite Bet At The Us Open: Taylor Fritz Vs. Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Taylor Fritz will play probably the most important match of his career on Tuesday. The winner of the 25-year-old-Novak Djokovic match will advance to the US Open semifinals.

Fritz has never made the quarterfinals of a big tournament, so the pressure will be on. And while I’m not certain the American has what it needs to win uncontested, I believe he will deliver a strong performance. In light of this, I’ll bet -140 on Fritz to win a set.

Taylor Fritz Vs. Novak Djokovic recently met in Cincinnati, in which the 23-time Grand Slam champion won 6-0, 6-4. Djokovic defeated the defending US Open champion in the championship match. However, Fritz did not perform as badly as the score indicates in their quarterfinal match.

In fact, Fritz led Djokovic by a break in the second set. If Fritz had brought his A- or A-minus performance to that match, he certainly would have forced a decisive game. However, fate had other plans that day, and that’s why Djokovic is such a strong favorite here.

Fritz should cause Djokovic trouble if he shows up and doesn’t become nervous. The 36-year-old doesn’t struggle against most players, but big servers who can do harm from the baseline have trouble. Hubert Hurkacz played well over Djokovic at Wimbledon, but he lost both tiebreakers. Fritz isn’t as good as Hurkacz, but he’s still a top tour server. The American can force some tiebreakers, though. If we see them, he should win at least one.

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Djokovic hasn’t been at his best in this tournament either. He appeared disorganized as he lost two sets to fellow countryman Laslo Djere two matches ago. His Round of 16 effort against Borna Gojo was disappointing. Fritz must feel confident going into this match. Djokovic is human, as lesser players have shown when facing the three-time US Open champion.

Fritz has already given Djokovic a good fight in a major. He took Djokovic to a fifth set at the 2021 Australian Open. Why can’t he win at least one set against Djokovic in a similar setting, especially one that should provide him with greater adrenaline? He won two sets against him on an outdoor hard court.