Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Wimbledon 2022 Quarterfinal Live Updates:Rafael Nadal breaks Taylor Fritz for the 2nd time in the 4th set and leads 2-1. Both players have so far failed to hold their respective serve. Taylor Fritz had previously seized the advantage when he won the third set 6-3.Rafael Nadal produced some vintage tennis to win the second set 7-5. He was not in top physical shape and had to take a medical time-out as well. Rafael Nadal had an early break in the second set and he led 3-0, but like the first set, Fritz fought back to make it 5-5, before Nadal broke for the second time to win the set . Earlier,Taylor Fritz shocked everyone by making a huge comeback in the opening set and making it 6-3. Rafael Nadal broke Taylor Fritz himself in the first game and then held on to his serve to cement his lead early in the first set.But Fritz broke back in the sixth game to make it 3-3 and won five games in a row to win the set. Second seeded Nadal wants to win his third Wimbledon title this year. He has already won the Australian Open and French Open titles this year and wants to add the Wimbledon title to his cat. His last win on the hallowed turf of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club was in the year 2010. The 36-year-old Spaniard played his last 16 clash in the All England Club on Monday against Botic van de Zandschulp strapping his belly. Last month, he won another 14th French Open with his troublesome left foot numb before undergoing career-saving treatment. In-form American Taylor Fritz is in the last eight of a Slam for the first time and hasn’t dropped a set yet. The 24-year-old defeated Nadal in the Indian Wells Masters final earlier this year when the Spaniard suffered a broken rib.
Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Live Blog
10:14 PM: Nadal was stretched there by Fritz, but he produced two bizarre drop shots to get himself out of trouble, eventually holding his serve to lead 3-1 in the 4th set.
22:09: Nadal produces the perfect return game and breaks Fritz for the second time in the set to lead 2-1. He must now make the most of this lead.
22:03: Fritz immediately snapped back after forcing a deuce on the Nadal service and it was all tied at 1-1.
9:57 PM: Rafael Nadal turned the tables early in the 4th set when he broke through Fritz and led 1-0.
21:50: Taylor Fritz sticks to his serve to take the third set 6-3 and now only needs one more set to advance to the semi-finals
21:42: Nadal holds again to keep it at 3-4 and continues to hold there in the third set.
21:35: Taylor Fritz holds on to his serve and Nadal also manages to hold on to his serve to keep the third set at 2-3
21:27: Rafael Nadal conceded an early break in the third set and Taylor Fritz leads 2-1.
9:20 PM: Rafael Nadal holds the serve to make it 1-0 in the third set.
9:15pm: And it’s all level in the match as Rafael Nadal produces vintage tennis to beat Taylor Fritz. He broke the American with a beautiful volley at the net to win the second set 7-5.
21:12: And an excellent rally and Nadal finally gets the point. The coverage of Fritz’s courts has been phenomenal and that has put pressure on the Spaniard. But there the veteran was in the right place.
21:10: Nadal serves well and looks like he’s feeling a little uncomfortable, but he hangs on. The Spaniard leads 6-5.
21:04: Fritz made it 5-5 and Nadal has to hold on
8:58 PM: Nadal came back from medical time-out and Fritz held onto his serve to make it 4-4. The Spaniard then produced a good service game to make it 5-4.
8:52 PM: Rafael Nadal looks a bit uneasy and has taken a medical time out it seems. He has run off the field and the Fritz camp looks unhappy there. The American is in a great rhythm.
8:50 PM: Huge relief for Nadal and his camp there. He had to save up to a few breakpoints to keep the service there. The Spaniard is currently leading 4-3.
8:44 PM: Taylor Fritz looks on top form and makes it 3-3 with an easy serve. It looks like a daunting task for Nadal to get past this American tonight.
20:39: Rafael Nadal is under pressure here as Taylor Fritz broke back to make it 2-3 in the second set. It looks like it will be a tough quarterfinal for Nadal.
8.30pm: Nadal sticks to his serve to make it 3-0. Fritz is now out of his hands.
20:26: Rafael Nadal took full advantage of Fritz’s mistakes to make it 2-0 with an early service stoppage. He must not forget that Fritz came back from the same disadvantage to take the first set.
8:21 PM: Rafael Nadal serves well and holds his serve in the opening game of the 2nd set
8:18 PM: What an authoritative service game that and Fritz won 5 games in a row to take the first set 6-3
20:15: And it’s a double fault by Nadal that gives Taylor Fritz a second break and he serves for the set at 5-3
20:10: Fritz is up 4-3 while holding Nadal at bay despite a late strike from the Spaniard in the match. He leads first.
20:04: As it is Fritz breaks Nadal to restore parity at 3-3
20:03: Rafael Nadal is pushed to the limit in this game. 0-40 down but the Spaniard comes back to equalize.
7:56 PM: Fritz did a great job there holding a tricky service game. Nadal was looking for another break, but Fritz slammed the door on the Spaniard.
19:53: Fritz has now started covering the track well, but Nadal is just too good now. He makes the most of the full tank of energy he currently has. We haven’t seen Nadal this good in ages and with a powerful smash, the Spaniard easily keeps a 3-1 lead.
7:49 PM: Fritz holds his serve. That was an order from the American. He must have his first serve if he is to challenge Nadal.
7:44 PM: Nadal now looks in cruise control mode. He serves with gusto and his baseline game is on the money. Fritz makes far too many casual mistakes early in the game. His shots have not yet pressured Nadal. And the Spaniard keeps his serve at 15. It is 2-0 Nadal
7:42 PM: Nadal has started a band and he is on a service break. Not a great game from Fritz. He couldn’t get the corners right and made too many casual mistakes.
19:39: It’s a trademark of Nadal forehand down the line and the Spaniard has the first point
19:35:A loud roar from the crowd as Nadal runs to the field as Fritz opens the serve in the first set.
7:30pm: Hello and welcome to our live updates from the Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Wimbledon quarterfinals. Both players have reached center court and the action is about to begin.
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