Americans Taylor Fritz, Ryan Harrison Pull Off Upsets In Acapulco
by Staff | February 24th, 2016, 12:12 am

Taylor Fritz continued his breakout season Tuesday in Acapulco. The 18-year-old who made the Memphis final 10 days ago pulled off one of his best career wins defeating the 30th-ranked Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

“It feels amazing to have that consistency, to show I didn’t just do it that one time, to come back and do it again,” Fritz said after his second career Top 30 win. “I felt like the first set I played a really great game in the very first game to break. He has a really big first serve and I made a lot of solid returns that game and kind of caught him a little off guard. I was able to serve well enough to hold serve throughout the set.

“Second set, I definitely had my chances to break but didn’t come up on the big points.

“And the third set, I played about the best game I possibly could to get the early break. I played a lot of good shots.”

Fritz, who will next meet Victor Estrella Burgos, will now move into the Top 100 thanks to the win. He had to qualify for the event.

Fritz’s countryman and friend Ryan Harrison also pulled off his own upset stunning former US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Harrison, a qualifier, is defending semifinal points from last year. Cilic had just flown in after falling in the Marseille title on Sunday.

Dominic Thiem, Sam Querrey, David Ferrer and Bernard Tomic were also winners. Former finalist Grigor Dimitrov was battling Denis Kudla in the late night match.

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4 Comments for Americans Taylor Fritz, Ryan Harrison Pull Off Upsets In Acapulco

lylenubbins Says:

Good job boys!!

lylenubbins Says:

off topic but Baghdatis on a mini run in Dubai, beats Troicki and Pospisil both in straights.

SG1 Says:

Excellent wins for both players. Never easy to beat accomplished players at such a young age. Fritz does a look a little Sampras-like in the picture. Thin and lanky with dark hair.

Dave Says:

I have been watching Fritz live here in Acapulco, as he has won 3 matches in a row(2 in qualifying). Yesterday I had a choice between watching him on a court that seats a few hundred people or Cilic on the stadium court, and I chose Fritz. There is just something about him that is special. He is the real deal, no question about it. He has this inner calm during the matches that is amazing for someone that is barely 18.

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