Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Wimbledon 2022 Quarter-Final Highlights
Summary of Rafael Nadal quarter-finals against Taylor Fritz Wimbledon 2022:Rafael Nadal and Taylor Fritz contested a titanic quarter-final on center court that lasted well over four hours. But the second-seeded Spaniard eventually overcame the difficult challenge of winning 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10/4) to advance to the semi-finals. Second-seeded Nadal is looking to win his third Wimbledon title this year. He has already won the Australian Open and French Open titles this year and is looking to add the Wimbledon title to his prize pool. His last victory on the hallowed turf of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club was in 2010.
Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Wimbledon 2022 Quarter-Final Highlights
12:02 a.m.: Rafael Nadal produces a trademark crosscourt winner to seal it. A clear tiebreaker in the Spaniard’s final set to finally beat the fiery American Taylor Fritz in 5 tough sets.
00h00: Fritz serves well to make 4-9
11:59 p.m.: Another brilliant Nadal winner all the way and he’s just one point away from making the semi-finals.
11:57 p.m .: What an exceptional rally. Both players give it their all and eventually Nadal’s brilliance shines through as he goes up 7-3. He then produces another winner to make it 8-3.
11:56 p.m .: Nadal makes it 6-3
11:55 p.m.: Taylor Fritz has won another point on Nadal’s serve and it’s now 2-5. He serves an ace to make it 3-5
11:53 p.m .: Fritz manages to get a point and he now leads Nadal 5-1.
11:52 p.m .: Is it the experience or simply the superhuman abilities of Nadal. A deep shot down the line forcing another mistake from that backhand from Fritz and the Spaniard are ahead 5-0.
11:51 p.m .: Fritz missed a cushioning and Nadal now leads 4-0 in the tie-break
11:50 p.m.: Nadal is 3-0 with another deep shot forcing an error from Fritz
11:49 p.m.: Nadal goes up 2-0 as he forces Fritz into a backhand mistake with a deep volley
11:49 p.m .: Nadal goes up 1-0
11:47 p.m .: Rafael Nadal takes his serve to heart to bring him to the tiebreaker in the last set.
11:44 p.m .: Fritz serves with confidence and makes it 6-5. Nadal will have to hold serve again to stay in the game.
11:41 p.m.: A confident service game from Nadal and he makes it 5-5 in the decider. Are we heading for a super tie-break?
11:36 p.m.: And the American holds off a fiery Nadal to make it 5-4 and Nadal will now serve to stay in the game
11:28 p.m .: Taylor Fritz immediately fell back to make it 4-4. What a game.
11:20 p.m .: Finally a break of service and it is Rafael Nadal who is up 4-3. It was tennis at its best as Nadal continued to attack and Fritz was at his defensive best, but the Spaniard finally broke through.
11:14 p.m .: Nadal was pushed on his serve for the first time in the decider but he manages to hold on and it’s 3-3.
11:07 p.m.: Fritz is in the money again with his serve and he makes it 3-2. It’s up to Nadal now to maintain the intensity.
11:05 p.m .: Rafael Nadal produces the big serves and is keen to love to make it 2-2 in the deciding 5th set
11:00 p.m.: Nadal holds his first serve to make it 1-1 and Fritz also holds to make it 2-1
10:53 p.m.: It’s a confident start to Fritz’s 5th set and he easily holds serve to take a 1-0 lead.
10:49 p.m.: Nadal holds his serve to love and makes it 7-5 to pocket the 4th set and we’re back level in this see-saw quarter-final on center court. The final and decisive set follows.
10:44 p.m.: Rafael Nadal produces magic tennis to break Fritz for the third time in the set to go up 6-5. The Spaniard will serve for the set.
10:39 p.m .: Nadal manages to hold on and it’s 5-5 in the 4th set. High quality sneakers from both men.
10:36 p.m.: Nadal made a brave effort to break Fritz’s serve again as he pushed him to deuce, but the American eventually held on and is now one game away from winning the quarter-final.
10.30pm: Nadal’s weak and wobbly serve gave way again as Fritz comes back for the second time to make it 4-4. Crucial service game for the American now.
10:25 p.m .: Fritz holds again to bring the score to 3-4 and it is now up to Nadal to serve well and win the set within a game.
10:21 p.m.: Nadal remains on track to bring the game to a deciding set as he holds on to make it 4-2.
10:17 p.m.: A confident service game from Fritz and he holds on to make it 2-3 in the 4th set
10:14 p.m.: Nadal was stretched by Fritz there but he produced two extravagant drop shots to get out of trouble and eventually held his serve to go 3-1 in the 4th set.
10:09 p.m.: Nadal produces the perfect return game and breaks Fritz for the second time in the set to go up 2-1. He must now make the most of this lead.
10:03 p.m.: Fritz broke immediately after forcing a two on Nadal’s serve and it’s all tied at 1-1.
9:57 p.m.: Rafael Nadal turned things around at the start of the 4th set as he breaks Fritz to go up 1-0.
9:50 p.m.: Taylor Fritz keeps her serve to win the third set 6-3, and only needs one more set to advance to the semi-final
9:42 p.m .: Nadal holds on again to keep it at 3-4 and continues to hang on in the third set.
9:35 p.m .: Taylor Fritz holds his serve and Nadal also manages to hold his serve to keep the third set at 2-3
9:27 p.m .: Rafael Nadal conceded an early break in the third set and Taylor Fritz leads 2-1.
9:20 p.m .: Rafael Nadal holds the service to bring the score to 1-0 in the third set.
9:15 p.m .: And everything is level in the match since Rafael Nadal produces vintage tennis to get the upper hand on Taylor Fritz. He broke the American with an exquisite volley at the net to win the second set 7-5.
9:12 p.m .: And excellent rally and Nadal scores the point in the end. Fritz’s court cover was phenomenal and that’s what put the pressure on the Spaniard. But the veteran was in the right place there.
9:10 p.m .: Nadal serves well and looks like he is a little uncomfortable but he hangs on. The Spaniard leads 6-5.
9:04 p.m .: Fritz made it 5-5 and Nadal must hold on
8:58 p.m .: Nadal returned from the medical time-out and Fritz held his serve to make it 4-4. The Spaniard then produced a good service game to make it 5-4.
8:52 p.m .: Rafael Nadal looks uncomfortable and he seems to have taken medical leave. He left the field and the Fritz camp seems unhappy there. The American is on a good pace.
8:50 p.m .: Big relief for Nadal and his camp there. He had to save up a few break points to keep his serve there. The Spaniard leads 4-3, so far.
8:44 p.m .: Taylor Fritz looks in great shape as he makes it 3-3 with an easy serve catch. It looks like a daunting task for Nadal to pass this American tonight.
8:39 p.m.: Rafael Nadal is under pressure here as Taylor Fritz pulled back to make it 2-3 in the second set. It looks like it will be a tough quarter-final for Nadal.
8:30 p.m .: Nadal keeps his serve to bring the score to 3-0. Fritz has his task cut out now.
8:26 p.m.: Rafael Nadal made the most of Fritz’s mistakes and made it 2-0 with an early break of serve. It must be remembered that Fritz came back from the same score to win the first set.
8:21 p.m .: Rafael Nadal serves well and keeps his service in the opening match of the 2nd set
8:18 p.m .: What an authoritative service game and Fritz won 5 games in a row to win the first set 6-3
8:15 p.m .: And it’s a double fault from Nadal which gives Taylor Fritz a second break and he will serve for the set at 5-3
8.10pm: Fritz has taken a 4-3 lead as he holds Nadal at bay despite a late charge from the Spaniard. He leads for the first time.
8:04 p.m .: As he is there Fritz breaks Nadal to restore parity at 3-3
8:03 p.m .: Rafael Nadal was pushed to the limit in this match. 0-40 but the Spaniard comes back to equalize at two.
7:56 p.m .: Fritz did very well there to hold a difficult service game. Nadal was looking to get another break but Fritz slammed the door on the Spaniard.
7:53 p.m.: Fritz has started to cover the ground well now but Nadal is just too good right now. He’s making the most of the full reservoir of energy he currently has. We hadn’t seen Nadal so well in a while and with a powerful smash the Spaniard held on with ease again to lead 3-1.
7:49 p.m.: Fritz is on duty. It was a takeover by the American. He has to get his first serve if he wants to challenge Nadal.
7:44 p.m.: Nadal is watching in cruise control mode right now. He serves with verve and his basic game is on the money. Fritz commits far too many unforced errors early in the game. His shots have yet to put pressure on Nadal. And the Spaniard holds his serve at 15. It’s 2-0 Nadal
7:42 p.m.: Nadal has started with a group and he is out of service. Not a great Fritz game. He couldn’t get the right angles and made too many unforced errors.
7:39 p.m.: It’s a forehand from Nadal down the line and the Spaniard has the first point
7:35 p.m.:A loud roar from the crowd as Nadal runs down the court as Fritz opens the serve in the first set.
7:30 p.m.: Hello and welcome to our live updates from the Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Wimbledon quarter-final. Both players have reached center court and the action is about to begin.
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