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Can Taylor Fritz finally prove he's a top contender at Wimbledon against Rinderknech?

Coming into the grass season, Taylor Fritz has proved himself yet again. The American superstar, known for his charm both on and off the tennis court, has made a bold statement on grass and looks unstoppable at the moment. Coming into Wimbledon, he thinks of nothing but winning and will do anything to claim the prestigious title.

However, his journey to the final won’t be easy at all. Standing in his way in the second round will be the French superstar Arthur Rinderknech. Looking to turn his season around, Arthur will do everything in his power to stop the American and cause an upset for him. With everything lined up for the epic encounter, who among the two will come out on top?

Taylor Fritz vs Arthur Rinderknech: Preview

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Ranked No. 12, Taylor Fritz advanced to the second round after defeating Christopher O’Connell 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Fritz scored 96 points to O’Connell’s 55, showcasing aggressive play with 36 winners. He served 18 aces and committed only 2 double faults, winning 95% of his first serves and 68% of his second serves.

Poll of the day

Who do you think will come out on top in the Taylor Fritz vs. Arthur Rinderknech match?

Taylor Fritz

Arthur Rinderknech

Too close to call

Don't care

Taylor Fritz did not concede a single break and broke O’Connell five times with a 63% conversion rate. His best results this year include winning titles in Delray Beach and Eastbourne. Fritz holds a 32-12 win-loss record in 2024, including 7-1 on grass.

On the other hand, Arthur Rinderknech reached the second round after defeating Kei Nishikori 5-7, 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-2. Rinderknech scored 169 points to Nishikori’s 146, showing aggressive play with 73 winners. He dominated the serve with 33 aces and committed only 2 double faults, winning 75% of his first serves and 65% of his second serves.

Despite conceding serve three times, Rinderknech broke Nishikori six times with a 30% conversion rate. His best result this year was winning the Lille Challenger title. Rinderknech holds a 22-19 win-loss record in 2024, including 3-3 on grass.

Fritz vs Rinderknech: Head-to-head

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When it comes to the head-to-head statistics between the two players, Taylor Fritz has the slightest of advantages over his opponent. Interestingly, these two stars have only met each other once in their career and Taylor Fritz has won that encounter, thereby securing a narrow 1-0 lead in the records.

The French Open last year was the only time when the two stars went head-to-head against each other. Taylor Fritz, who came in as the dominant force, overpowered his opponent and secured a comfortable win, despite going down in the first set. The final scoreline of the match remained 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 and in favor of Fritz.

Prediction: Taylor Fritz could secure the win in 4 sets

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Interestingly, this will be the second meeting between the two stars and for the second time only, these two will meet again in a grand slam. Taylor Fritz, who has shown an impressive run on grass in the recent few weeks with a title at Eastbourne and quarter-final at Queen’s, is pretty much accustomed to the grass surface and looks dangerous at the moment. Coming into the match, he will be a clear favorite to clinch the match and secure his place in the third round of the event.

On the other hand, Arthur, who has yet to leave an impact on the grass surface, will have to bring something extraordinary if he wants to stand a chance against the American powerhouse. With the stage set for a thrilling encounter, who are you guys backing? Do let us know in the comments below!