This year, Nadal hopes to capture his third Wimbledon championship. He already holds victories in the Australian Open and French Open this year, and he hopes to add the Wimbledon crown to his collection. In the year 2010, he last triumphed on the revered grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Rafael Nadal sent the match into a decisive fifth set by breaking Taylor Fritz three times in the fourth set to make it 7-5. Taylor Fritz had the upper hand earlier on thanks to his 6-3 victory in the third set. Rafael Nadal played with a certain level of class to win the second set 7-5. He needed to take a medical break as well because he wasn’t in the finest physical form. In the second set, Rafael Nadal broke first and led 3-0. However, Fritz rallied back to tie the score at 5-5, and Nadal eventually broke again to take the set. Taylor Fritz earlier stunned everyone by mounting a stunning comeback to win the first set 6-3. Taylor Fritz was broken by Rafael Nadal in the opening game itself, and he later maintained his serve to secure the lead early in the first set. But Fritz came back in the sixth game to tie the score at 3-3 and went on to win the next five games to take the set.
Taylor Fritz versus. Rafael Nadal Live
10:49 PM: In this tight quarterfinal on the centre court, Nadal maintains his serve to love and scores a 7-5 victory to take the fourth set. The decisive set then begins.
Rafael Nadal performs miraculous tennis at 10:44 p.m. to break Fritz for the third time in the set and take a 6-5 lead. The Spaniard will provide the set’s serving.
10:39 PM: Nadal holds on and the fourth set is tied at 5-5. excellent play from both men on the court.
10:36 PM: Fritz held on and is now one game away from winning the quarterfinal despite Nadal’s valiant attempt to break his serve once again as the match went to a deciding game.
10:30 PM: Nadal’s shaky serve has crumbled once more as Fritz breaks back twice to tie the score at 4-4. The American now faces a crucial service game.
10:25 PM: Fritz holds once more to make it 3-4. Nadal now has the opportunity to serve well and close out the set.
10:21 PM: Nadal holds on to make it 4-2, keeping the match headed for a final set.
10:17 PM: Fritz has a strong serve game and hangs on to make 2-3 in the fourth set.
10:14 PM: Fritz stretched Nadal there, but he came up with two incredible drop shots to save himself, and he finally maintained his serve to take the fourth set 3-1.
10:09 PM: Nadal wins the set 2-1 with a flawless return game that breaks Fritz for the second time in the match. He needs to capitalise on this lead right now.
10:03 PM: Fritz has now levelled the score at 1-1 after forcing a deuce on Nadal’s serve.
9:57 PM: Rafael Nadal has flipped the script in the first moments of the fourth set, breaking Fritz to take the lead.
9:50 PM: Taylor Fritz hangs on to win the third set 6-3, and now needs only one more set to reach the semifinals.
9:42 PM: Nadal holds once more to maintain the score at 3-4 and perseveres in the third set.
9:35 PM: The third set is currently knotted at 2-3 thanks to Taylor Fritz’s ability to hold serve and Rafael Nadal’s as well.
9:27 PM Taylor Fritz is up 2-1 in the third set after Rafael Nadal gave up an early break.
Rafael Nadal holds serve at 9:20 p.m. to take a 1-0 lead in the third set.
9:15 p.m.: The match is now evenly matched as Rafael Nadal plays a match-winning set of tennis to defeat Taylor Fritz. He won the second set 7-5 after breaking the American with a beautiful volley near the net.
9:12 PM: After a strong rally, Nadal ultimately wins the point. The burden on the Spaniard has been increased by Fritz’s outstanding court coverage. But the veteran was standing in the appropriate place.
9:10 p.m.: Nadal is serving effectively and appears to be experiencing some pain, but he is persevering. Spanish player leads 6-5.
9:04 PM: Fritz has tied the score at 5-5, thus Nadal must hold
At 8:58 p.m., Fritz maintained his serve to even the score at 4-4 as Nadal returned from the medical break. After that, the Spaniard played a solid serve game to make it 5-4.
Rafael Nadal is uncomfortable and has apparently sought a medical break at 8:52 p.m. He has left the court, and the Fritz camp is disgruntled. The American is pacing himself well.
8:50 PM: This is a huge relief for Nadal and his team. To keep his serve there, he had to defeat quite a few break points. Currently, the Spaniard is up 4-3.
8:44 PM: Taylor Fritz, who appears to be in excellent form, makes it 3-3 with a simple hold of serve. It appears like Nadal will have a difficult time defeating this American tonight.
8:39 PM: Taylor Fritz has broken back to make it 2-3 in the second set, putting Rafael Nadal under strain. It appears like Nadal will have a challenging quarterfinal.
8:30 p.m.: Nadal maintains his serve to increase the lead to 3. Fritz now has a challenging challenge.
8:26 PM: Rafael Nadal took advantage of Fritz’s mistakes to quickly break serve and make it 2-0. He needs to keep in mind that Fritz won the opening set after recovering from a similar score.
Rafael Nadal keeps his serve in the opening game of the second set at 8:21 p.m.
8:18 PM: Fritz has taken 5 straight games to claim the first set 6-3, and what a commanding serve game that was.
8:15 PM: Taylor Fritz receives a second break thanks to a Nadal double fault, and he will now be serving for the set at 5-3.
8:10 PM: Fritz has increased his lead to 4-3 as he holds off Nadal despite the Spaniard’s late-game onslaught. This is his first time taking the lead.
8:04 PM: As it stands, Fritz defeats Nadal to bring the score back to 3-3.
Rafael Nadal has been challenged throughout this match at 8:03. The Spaniard rallies from an 0-40 deficit to tie the score at douze.
7:56 PM: Fritz has done really well to maintain a challenging service game. Nadal attempted to get another break, but Fritz shut the door in his face.
7:53 PM: Fritz has improved his coverage of the court, but Nadal is simply too strong right now. He is making the most of his present full tank of energy. We haven’t seen Nadal play this brilliantly in a while, and with another confident hold, the Spaniard takes the lead 3-1.
Fritz keeps his serve at 7:49 p.m. The American had a strong hold there. If he wants to pose a threat against Nadal, he must deliver his opening serve.
Nadal appears to be in cruise control right now at 7:44 PM. He is serving enthusiastically, and his baseline play is excellent. Early on in the game, Fritz is making simply too many unforced blunders. He hasn’t yet applied any pressure on Nadal with his shots. And the Spaniard maintains his serve for 15 seconds. It’s 2-0 Nadal
Nadal opened with a band at 7:42 and is now up for a service break. Not Fritz’s best performance. He frequently made unintentional mistakes and struggled to get the angles correct.
It’s a trademark, 7:39: Nadal lines up a forehand down the line, giving the Spaniard the opening point.
7:35 PM: As Fritz begins serving in the opening set, there is a resounding cheer from the fans as Nadal jogs onto the court.
7:30 PM: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Wimbledon quarterfinal between Rafael Nadal and Taylor Fritz. The two players have arrived in the centre of the court, and play is ready to start.
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