2019 Paris Masters – Frances Tiafoe vs Taylor Fritz Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Frances Tiafoe vs Taylor Fritz taking place? Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France

When is Frances Tiafoe vs Taylor Fritz on and what time does it start? Tuesday 29th October, 2019 - TBC (UK)

What channel is Frances Tiafoe vs Taylor Fritz on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Frances Tiafoe vs Taylor Fritz? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Frances Tiafoe vs Taylor Fritz? https://www.rolexparismasters.com/uk#block-generic-core-catalogue

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Taylor Fritz beat Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-4

FRANCES TIAFOE

  • Frances Tiafoe lost out to Stan Wawrinka at the Swiss Indoors Open in Basel on Thursday and comes into the Paris Masters in indifferent form.
  • The world number 48 has a negative 21-24 record for 2019 as he enters his second Paris Masters campaign having lost to Alexander Zverev in the second round last year.
  • Tiafoe will face fellow American next generation starlet Taylor Fritz for the first time since they were both inexperienced professionals in 2016, with a win each on hard courts in their native USA.

TAYLOR FRITZ

  • Taylor Fritz beat recent Shanghai Masters runner-up Alexander Zverev in the first round of the Swiss Indoors Open last Tuesday before losing to Alex de Minaur in the round of 16.
  • At the time of writing, Fritz is still alive and kicking in the men’s doubles draw with compatriot Reilly Opelka and will play in the semi-final at the Swiss Indoors.
  • The world number 31 is a man in form right now and reached as high as 25th in the ATP rankings back in August following his debut title win on grass at the Eastbourne International.

THE PREDICTION

This should be an interesting match between Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe after the latter’s rise to prominence earlier this season has fallen away somewhat to be usurped by Fritz, and also Reilly Opelka. There is no doubt that both of these players have plenty of potential and should be at the top of the game for many years to come. Fritz’ recent win over Sascha Zverev speaks volumes at his current form, while Tiafoe looks to be struggling for rhythm right now, so the slightly older man Fritz should see this through.

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