Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz are scheduled to face each other in the finals of the 2022 ATP Japan Open on Sunday, October 8.
Taylor Fritz is only two wins away from capturing the title in Tokyo. In the semi-finals, the American defeated James Duckworth 6-2 6-72-6-1, Hiroki Moriya 6-1 3-6 6-4, Nick Kyrgios w/o, and Denis Shapovalov. Taylor is currently ranked 11th (career high) and has a 39-17 win-loss record in 2022. In Tokyo, Fritz defeated James Duckworth 6-2 6-72 6-1, Hiroki Moriya 6-1 3-6 6-4, and Nick Kyrgios w/o. Taylor won two titles in 2022, one in Indian Wells and one in Eastbourne. Depending on the other results, Taylor Fritz could move up two spots to become the new world number ten if he wins the upcoming match. Fritz will only have 150 points to defend over the next four weeks.
Frances Tiafoe has a 30-20 win-loss record in 2022, including an 18-10 record on hard courts. In the last nine years, the American has a 136-98 record on hard. Tiafoe has won eight of his last ten matches. Francis’ best achievement this season was reaching the final of the Estoril. Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe would be fighting each other for the sixth time. In major tournaments, Fritz leads the series 4-1, 3-1 on hard. Francis advanced to the semifinals after defeating Soon-Woo Kwon, Yasutaka Uchiyama, Bernabe Zapata Miralles, and Miomir Kecmanovic. In 2022, the American has a 30-20 win-loss record, including an 18-10 record on hard. The best result of the year for the American was reaching the final in Estoril.
Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz are scheduled to face each other in the finals of the 2022 ATP Japan Open on Sunday, October 8. The tournament is scheduled to begin on October 3 and end on October 9.
The ATP Japan Open 2022 will feature five rounds of competition apart from the qualifying matches. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-final, semi-final and final. The tournament is scheduled to start on Monday, October 3 and conclude on Sunday, October 9.
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|October 5||Round of 16|
|Alex de Mianur||6|
The total prize money for the Japan Open’s inaugural event is USD 1,953,285. The winner will get a check for USD 365,275 as well as 500 ranking points.
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