Rafael Nadal will aim to get closer to his third Wimbledon title when the seeded Spaniard takes on Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinal at the All England Club on Wednesday. The Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz encounter can be seen live in India. (More Tennis News)
Everything went smoothly for Rafael Nadal against Botic van de Zandschulp until it came time to close out their fourth-round match. Serving for the win at 5-3 in the third set, Nadal was broken for the second time in the match.
He then failed to convert three straight match points when leading 6-3 in the ensuing tiebreaker. That was the end of the Dutchman’s resistance, though, as Nadal converted his fourth match point for a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (6) win on Centre Court.
The Spaniard was playing his first grass-court tournament since 2019, when he lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semifinals. Nadal also has a chance at a calendar-year Grand Slam after winning the Australian Open and French Open to take his career tally to a record 22 major titles.
Meanwhile, 11th-seeded Taylor Fritz is the only American man left in the draw. After three of his countrymen lost in the fourth round, the 11th-seeded Fritz ended that streak by beating qualifier Jason Kubler 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to reach the last eight of a Grand Slam for the first time.
Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Head-To-Head
Rafael Nadal has met Taylor Fritz twice with both winning one game each. While Nadal won at 2020 Mexico Open, Fritz got better of his opposition at the 2022 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells.
Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz, Wimbledon 2022 Match Details
Match: Gentlemen's singles, quarterfinal match between Rafael Nadal and Taylor Fritz;
Date: July 6, 2022;
Time: 7:15 PM IST
Venue: Centre Court, All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London.
How To Watch Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz, Wimbledon 2022 Tennis Match?
Star Sports Network will telecast Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz, tennis match live. Live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.