Fixture: (5) Taylor Fritz vs (6) John Isner
Date: 31 July 2021
Tournament: Truist Atlanta Open 2021
Venue: Atlanta, United States
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor hard
Prize money: $555,995
Match timing: Not before 7 pm local time, 4.30 am IST, 11 pm GMT
Live telecast: USA - ESPN & Tennis Channel
Taylor Fritz vs John Isner preview
Fritz came through a marathon tussle against compatriot Reilly Opelka in his previous match. The 23-year-old needed two hours and 52 minutes to fend off Opelka 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 7-6(4) in a match that saw no breaks of serve.
Isner also had to battle hard to advance to the last four. The American was taken the distance by Australian Christopher O'Connell, but eventually prevailed 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 6-4.
Isner's serve held up well as he conceded only one break point and fired 30 aces. He will be hoping to post similar numbers on Saturday as well.
Taylor Fritz vs John Isner head-to-head
Taylor Fritz and John Isner have split their previous four meetings, so their current head-to-head stands at a 2-2 deadlock. That said, Fritz hasn't lost to Isner since 2017.
Taylor Fritz vs John Isner prediction
Both Taylor Fritz and John Isner made it to the semifinals in Los Cabos last week, but were unable to progress to the summit clash.
Fritz, in particular, has been playing well since his return to the tour following an injury hiatus. The American will fancy his chances against Isner, who he has beaten comprehensively in their last two meetings.
The match will be dominated by serve, with both men firing down aces at will. Fritz possesses a far better ground game and he is also a good mover for his height, which should give him the edge in this contest.
Prediction: Taylor Fritz to win in three sets