Last semifinalist of the tournament on hard courts in Mexico and Los Cabos will be determined the morning of 2 August in opposition to the defending champion and first-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini and promising American Taylor Fritz, who spends a very solid season.
Tennis players are competing not the first time, having some idea about the strengths and weaknesses of each other.
- Fabio Fognini
- Taylor Fritz
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
The flamboyant Italian last season appeared for the first time in this tournament, and is remembered not only for winning the title, but with original hairstyle with braids all over the head. Although able to fly at the start, stretching out a difficult match against Frenchman Ali. But further showed a very strong tennis, not losing a single set, to understand rather easily in the final against a formidable Argentinian Del Potro 6-4, 6-2.
In the same style Fognini has started and in this season, having gained a victory over Spaniard Granollers 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, that was to be expected given the weak results of “don Fabio” this year on hard and a short time to move from the ground.
21-year-old American is playing here for the third time. Debuted in the 2017 year, losing in the quarterfinals of the Australian, the Kokkinakis. Last season flew in a circle before suddenly capitulating to the Japanese with Nishikoi (6:7, 1:6).
Now Taylor is a 28-th place in world rankings – the highest position in his career where Fritz went up last week, where was in the final of Atlanta. Won a good victory over Kecmanovic and norrie, behind Alex De Minaur.
This season in the asset of Fritz already two titles. The first American win on hard level Challenger in Newport beach, and at the same time the second debut at the ATP level on grass in Eastbourne.
The guys will play each other a second time. The first confrontation took place last season in the semifinals of the tournament on hard courts in Chinese Chengdu, ending a strong-willed victory of Fognini (6:7, 6:0, 6:3). Fabio just destroyed the American after losing in the tiebreak of the first set, although hard – core coating for Fritz, while the Italian more specializiruetsya on the ground.
The coefficients and forecast
Very ambiguous confrontation in the definition of favorite. Bookmakers give a little more chances to win a young American girl, putting on it out in the final ratio of 1.81, in Fognini – 2.1. On the one hand, Fritz is conducting a more even season, showing good results not only on your hard and other coatings. Plus arrived in Los Cabos after the finals in Atlanta, being in good shape. On the other hand, Fabio defends here title and different ability to show my best tennis in those tournaments, where he needs something to protect points.
So here is extremely difficult to calculate the final result. Although, for me personally, Italian is the better player, as is suggested in the rating, and track record of victories Fognini in his career, where a lot of Victoria over the leaders of world tennis.
As a consequence, if such quotations want to offer to stop the choice in terms of forecast on the output of the Italian in the semifinals. I think such a master at the technique as Fogna will be able to cope with a huge serve and Fritz to beat the American on the back line.