Novac Djokovic again praised the young talent Taylor Fritz for his fantastic sportsmanship on his opponent in the Madrid Open. He won against Fritz by 6-4 6-2 in just 65 minutes and moved into the third round with this winning start. This was a pretty easy win for him. Djokovic was out in his last clay-court tournament, Monte Carlo Masters. He defeated this 21-year-old Fritz on 6-3 6-0 and reached the quarter-finals.
Sportsmanship Wins The Match
This young American guy showed a remarkable act of sportsmanship in the first set while he sabotaged his cause. The first serve was from Djokovic, and it was called out. Fritz told Novac to use hawk-eye since he knew that it had clipped the line. And he conceded his point. What a great attitude it is! With this kind of great act, his sportsmanship spirit reaches the next level.
The tennis enthusiasts bless him that this kind of great sportsmanship will pay him off in the future.
Fritz Did Not Lack Any Effort, But It Was Not Enough For Djokovic
Taylor was initially fighting with Djokovic on serve, but he could not put any pressure on him. The victory of Novac was inevitable in such a condition. The 21-year-old Taylor put a double effort to play against Djokovic this session. But after the defeat, he realized that this was not enough to stop Novak. And the world’s No. 1 retains his rank for the 250th week.
The Beginning Of Taylor Fritz
In his 18 years, Fritz came to the limelight as an international tennis star by bolting up to the Memphis final. His 6′ 4″ height, his well built slumped shoulders, his natural power on the serve and forehand reminds the tennis world about another great star Pete Sampras.
No Failure Could Stop Taylor
But he did not win US Open like Sampras at a young age of 19. Rather he followed most of the male prodigies of the present time. His ranking went beyond 100, and he fell out of the ATP tour main draws. Moreover, the media had lost interest in him.
But he did not miss his practice with coach David Nainkin for a single day. On tour, he logged as many matches possible. He did not take himself away from the European clay despite all the frustrations that he faced.
Along With The Sportsmanship, His Hard Work Paid Off Too
After Pete Sampras’ old coach Paul Annacone joined Fritz and Naincone, his slow and steady progress took off. He earned respect by winning his first tournament in Eastbourne. This takes his ranking to no. 31.
Taylor praised Annacone’s way of coaching. His focus and emphasis on improving both the weaknesses and strengths have helped Fritz a lot to become a better player. He also learned the simple art of keeping the errors away from this legendary coach. His focus was also on the serve consistency, and the hard work on the service is valued after he won against Sam Querrey in the straight-set in Eastbourne.