Taylor Fritz withdraws Yoshihito Nishioka from Vienna

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Tennis News: Taylor Fritz boosted his chances of making the ATP Finals when he picked up a tough win at the 2022 Vienna Open.

The American was two points off a loss in the second set tiebreaker and trailed 1-3 in the third before winning the final five games of his Vienna Open opener before beating the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.

Thanks to a victory disputed for 2 hours 45 minutes, the champion in Indian Wells for the 2022 season, who is in eighth place in the ATP Race to Turin ranking, now has 2,910 points. He is 315 points behind the Canadian player Felix Auger Aliassime who occupies seventh place in the standings. This week, the champions of Rotterdam for the 2022 season also face off in Basel.

Fritz plans to make his debut in the prestigious season-ending tournament, the ATP Finals which will take place in Turin from November 13-20. Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic have qualified for the tournament.

Fritz, who has won three titles this season, is ranked fourth at the Vienna Open and will face local player Jurij Rodionov or Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the second round.

Third seed Andrey Rublev also reached the second round of the Vienna Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman.

Last week’s Gijon Open champion Rublev saved three break point chances in the first set, before slipping into the second and posting a second round against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov or Brazilian Thiago Monteiro.

Rublev has the opportunity to make the ATP Finals for the third consecutive time going further at the Vienna Open. He currently sits sixth in the standings.

Rublev’s compatriot Karen Khachanov was also lucky after beating American JJ Wolf 7-6, 7-5, while 2022 Cincinnati Open champion Borna Coric edged out Frenchman Quentin Halys 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.

In the second round of the Vienna Open, Khachanov will face Oscar Otte or Dan Evans, while Coric will meet Stefanos Tsitsipas or Dennis Novak.

Article tags: Tennis, Vienna Open, Taylor Fritz, Andrei Rublev

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