“Gonna Play Extremely Aggressive Tennis”: Taylor Fritz Sends Stern Warning to Novak Djokovic Ahead of their Clash at Australian Open 2021

Published 02/11/2021, 1:19 PM EST
Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 5, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic during his group stage match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


American tennis player Taylor Fritz recently won his match against Reilly Opelka at the Australian Open 2021. After fighting a 5-set marathon, Fritz was finally able to conquer the last set.

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The final scoreline of the match was 4-6, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2. However, the World No.31 will now face Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round.

After his match against Opelka, Taylor Fritz spoke about the challenges in his upcoming match against Novak Djokovic. Although it’ll be a tough match, Fritz believes that it’ll be an opportunity for him to prove his mettle.

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“It’s another chance to prove myself,” began Fritz. “I keep making third rounds and I keep having extremely tough opponents in the third round. But that’s what happens when you’re a 25-32 seed.

“You are guaranteed to play a top-eight player and you know I’ve got, this is my third year in a row in the third round here at Australian Open and my third round opponents have been Roger, Dominic, and now Novak.”

Even though Fritz realizes that it’ll be a tough match against Djoker, he looks well prepared for it. He has faced Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem in the 3rd rounds of the Australian Open in the past and seems ready for this big match as well.

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Taylor Fritz warns Novak Djokovic ahead of their clash at the Australian Open 2021

Taylor Fritz certainly believes that it’ll be a chance to prove himself. However, he also issued a stern warning to Djoker by saying that he would be playing some really aggressive tennis there. He also mentioned that he had nothing to lose.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic during his second-round match against Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

“It’s just another chance to prove myself. You know, I’ve got nothing to lose and I’m gonna go out and I’m gonna have a lot of fun and I’m gonna play extremely aggressive tennis and see what I can do,” added the American.

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Fans are desperately waiting for the clash and are hoping that it’ll be an exciting encounter. Even though Djokovic will begin as the favorite, Fritz is not one to be taken lightly.

Will Djokovic be able to sail to the 4th round easily, or will Fritz cause a big upset at the Australian Open 2021 tomorrow?

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