Evans vs Fritz: prediction for the National Bank Open
Daniel Evans and Taylor Fritz met last week in Washinton at the Citi Open. The British tennis player had lost the previous three matches against Fritz, but this time, he managed to get the upper hand as Fritz withdrew from the match during the third set (3-6, 7-6, 4-1).In Montreal, Evans overcame Filip Krajinovic (6-2, 1-6, 6-) and confidently closed Andrey Rublev (6-4, 6-4) to reach the last 16.
Taylor Fritzplayed two very different matches in Montreal. In his opener, the American tennis player left no chance to Andy Murray (6-3, 6-1). But after that, he had a very close battle against Frances Tiafoe and needed three sets to defeat his compatriot (5-7, 6-1, 6-4). Historically though, Fritz doesn't do well at Canadian tournaments. For instance, in 2019, he made a first-round exit in Montreal.
In 3 out of 4 meetings, the opponents played more than 2 sets.
In 3 of the last 4 matches of Fritz, no more than 9 games were played in the second set.
Fritz has a good chance to avenge his last week's defeat. He still leads the head-to-head and knows how to play against Evans, and we believe he will be able to get a confident win in this match.
Our prediction — handicap (-2) to Fritz
3 out of 4 head-to-head matches ended in three sets, and we think that today the opponents will have a close fight, too. Take the over.
Second prediction - total over 21.5 games