2021 Sardegna Open Quarter-Final – Aljaz Bedene vs Taylor Fritz Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Aljaz Bedene vs Taylor Fritz taking place? Cagliari Tennis Club, Cagliari, Italy

When is Aljaz Bedene vs Taylor Fritz on and what time does it start? Friday 9th March, 2021 – Not before 11:00 (UK)

What surface is Aljaz Bedene vs Taylor Fritz being played on? Clay (outdoor)

Where can I get tickets for Aljaz Bedene vs Taylor Fritz? Click here for the latest ticket information

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

Where can I stream Aljaz Bedene vs Taylor Fritz in the UK? Tennis TV subscribers can stream the match live

THE PREDICTION

World number 58 Aljaz Bedene played well to defeat an often tricky customer in Egor Gerasimov yesterday at the Sardegna Open but the 30-year-old has drawn a tough quarter-final here. Even though Bedene won his only previous meeting with 23-year-old Taylor Fritz at last season’s Cincinnati Open, Fritz was in the doldrums for much of 2020 and has looked a revamped version of himself so far this year. The second seed beat Andrej Martin in straight sets on Wednesday to reach his second quarter-final of the season and the American should be able to exact revenge on Bedene here in this form. It has taken better players than Bedene to beat world number 30 Fritz this year but take the industrious Slovenian to force a decider in a three-set win for the second seed.

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