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Montreal R1: Andy Murray vs Taylor Fritz

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24 year old Taylor Fritz, ranked No. 13, is the current top-ranked American.

At this year's Australian Open he reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time, but lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets.  He then reached the quarter-finals of the Dallas Open.   After that he lost in the second round of the Mexican Open but rebounded by winning the biggest title of his career at Indian Wells, defeating Nadal in the final and snapping his 20 match winning streak.  He then lost in the fourth round of the Miami Open.  A foot injury caused him to play a curtailed clay season, which he concluded with a second round exit from the French Open.  During the grass-court swing he won his second title of the year at the Eastbourne International and then bettered his previous Grand Slam performance by reaching the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, going down to Nadal in a five-set thriller.   Due to a recurrence of his foot injury he didn't compete again until the Citi Open last week but the punishingly hot and humid conditions forced him to retire at 1-4 down in the 3rd set in his round 3 match against Dan Evans.  He has played once in Montreal before this, losing in the first round in 2019, while his other two appearances in Toronto also brought first-round losses.

Fritz possesses a dominant serve and solid groundstrokes off both wings. One of his defining strengths is his ability to hit sharp angle cross-court shots on both the backhand and forehand sides.  He also has a good topspin lob.

The match is scheduled for today not before 7 pm BST.

After a weekend of high temperatures the weather is forecast to be warm and cloudy with the possibility of thunderstorms.





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[ Last edit by Aileen August 08, 2022, 12:24 pm ] IP Logged
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Thanks for the intro Aileen.
Good luck Andy Smile
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Very difficult first round. Fritz has been very good on hard courts this year.
Gonna be a tough one!
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I assume it's been raining in Montreal because the match before this one has only just started.
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It is raining Aileen.
The sky looks like it could be doing this off and on for the rest of the day, unfortunately.
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Sorry Folks but I think that Andy will come close but not close enough. Fritz was playing well a few weeks ago.

Any wet intervals though could help a bit.

Whilst the match has a time given on livescores it seems to have been removed on Amazon Prime although i expect that this (as usual) will be added only a short while before the match takes place!  CORRECTION:  Now listed as at 10.00 BST.
[ Last edit by marathonarthur August 08, 2022, 08:19 pm ] IP Logged
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Yes match not started yet, not any Montreal matches. Wishing Andy luck. Taylor has been playing good, but I’m not counting Andy out. A smart focused Andy can out play anyone. And rain can be an equalizer. Hopefully he has taken care of his cramping. Thanks Aileen for his play today message.
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Sorry Folks but I think that Andy will come close but not close enough. Fritz was playing well a few weeks ago.

Any wet intervals though could help a bit.

Whilst the match has a time given on livescores it seems to have been removed on Amazon Prime although i expect that this (as usual) will be added only a short while before the match takes place!  CORRECTION:  Now listed as at 10.00 BST.
Wawrinka's match must have been affected by rain as well because they're only into the 3rd game of the 1st set, so definitely not 10:00.
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Not seeing Andy on the schedule for today have they changed him to tomorrow? He was on it earlier.
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Not seeing Andy on the schedule for today have they changed him to tomorrow? He was on it earlier.

10.45pm
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It said 10pm for Andy , but as someone said earlier his name is not on the Amazon Prime now?  May be
changed onto tmw list?
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It said 10pm for Andy , but as someone said earlier his name is not on the Amazon Prime now?  May be
changed onto tmw list?

11.30, after stans last set
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Can anyone confirm? It's saying he's due on tomorrow now according to Google
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Can anyone confirm? It's saying he's due on tomorrow now according to Google

yep, officially, now 4pm tomorrow, but probably around 7pm

JAMIE/BRUNO now Playing:   http://ck.freestreams-live1.com/tennis-channel-8/
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yep, officially, now 4pm tomorrow, but probably around 7pm

JAMIE/BRUNO now Playing:   http://ck.freestreams-live1.com/tennis-channel-8/
Thanks Tonedial.  At least I should be able to watch it tomorrow because it's too late now for me.

PS - Where did you get the time from because from what I can see it's still to be declared?
[ Last edit by Aileen August 08, 2022, 11:23 pm ] IP Logged
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