Taylor Fritz lacks confidence approaching Wimbledon. Two weeks after the third Grand Chelem of the year, the American (14th in the world) missed his return on grass. After an elimination in the first round of the Hertogenbosch tournament by sensation Tim Van Rijthoven, the future winner of the tournament, the winner of the last Indian Wells was beaten to enter the Queen’s this Monday. In London, Fritz (head of Series No. 3) passed the regional law of stage Jack Draper (99th), quarter finalist last year and winner in two innings (6-3, 6-2).
A little earlier, on Halle’s side, Andrey Rublev (also head of series No. 3), was also eliminated by two innings in the first round. In Germany, the Russians obeyed Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (7-6, 6-4), who will face German Oscar Otte (51st) or Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (30th) in the eighth final.