On Monday, October 24, the 2022 Vienna Open’s fourth seed Taylor Fritz of the US faces Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan.
Taylor Fritz travelled to Vienna with the goal of taking home the trophy, which is not overconfidence on his part but rather a need. The American, who is competing for a seat in Turin, needs points, making this competition and Paris his final opportunity to rack up a significant number of them. It will be quite difficult for him because Nishioka, who is ranked among the top 50 and has had a significant upswing this year, will be his opponent in the opening round. To make matters worse, he is now playing quite well and put on two strong performances to advance to the main draw.
Yoshihito Nishioka continues to perform well and entered the main draw by winning two matches in the qualifying. Even though they were challenging games, he passed the test with relative ease thanks to some brilliantly steady play from the baseline. This year, Nishioka managed to get his act together, and he now appears to be in great shape. Given that they have played more than once and that he has never lost to Fritz, he will be reasonably confident in their matchup. Three occasions, including this year in Acapulco, where Nishioka won the match in three sets. He could definitely accomplish something similar in this situation because I believe it will be very close.
Fritz vs Nishioka Match Details
Tournament: Vienna Open
Date: October 24, 2022
Venue: Viena, Austria
Round: First round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: €2,349,180
Fritz vs Nishioka Head-to-Head Record
Nishioka leads the head-to-head 3-0.
Fritz vs Nishioka Prediction
Fritz will attack every slower ball, so Nishioka needs to play really powerful on serve and retain it. He’ll have to make Fritz overhit when he gets back because the American has far more power in his swing. It has so far worked for him, but it is unclear if he can repeat the process. Fritz will need to be extremely vigilant, because he played most recently in Tokyo and won that competition. Although it will be a difficult contest, he can do it here once more. It is really difficult to forecast this one. Fritz is under more pressure to win the game, and I believe he will, but overall, I think the over is a better bargain.
Prediction: Fritz to win in 3
Fritz Last three performances
- Japan Open: Final- b. Tiafoe 7-6(3), 7-6(2)
- Japan Open: Semifinal- b. Shapovalov 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3
- Japan Open: Quarterfinal- b. Kyrgios (Walkover)
Nishioka Last three performances
- European Open: Quarterfinal- l. Korda 0-6, 2-6
- European Open: Second round- b. Munar 6-1, 7-6(3)
- European Open: First round- b. Van Assche 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(1)
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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