It will be an all-American final at the Japan Open 2022 as Frances Tiafoe faces off against Taylor Fritz on Sunday in Tokyo. Here you can follow Frances Tiafoe vs Taylor Fritz, prediction, time, head-to-head, preview, and how to watch live.
🆚 Match: Frances Tiafoe (4) vs Taylor Fritz (3)
🇯🇵 Competition: Japan Open (ATP 500)
🎾 Round: Final
🗓 Date: Sunday, 9 Oct. 2022
🕗 Start Time: 3:30 am ET
🏟 Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo
An all-American final in Tokyo 😎
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Frances Tiafoe vs Taylor Fritz Preview:
World No. 11 Taylor Fritz will be keen to take the Japan Open on Sunday and enter the top 10. It will be his third final appearance this year.
The 24-year-old American won a couple of matches in three sets against James Duckworth and Hiroki Moriya to reach the quarter-finals. Fritz met the 2022 Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios. Unfortunately, the Aussie withdrew due to a knee injury.
Taylor Fritz took on Denis Shapovalov in the semifinals and took down the Canadian by 6-3, 6(5)-7, and 6-3 sets. Fritz bounced back from 1-3 in the decisive set to take the next five games and win by 6-3.
World No. 19 and the 2022 U.S. Open semifinalist Frances Tiafoe is the most in-form American tennis star at the moment. He is fresh off winning the Laver Cup for his country.
The 24-year-old beat Uchiyama, Zapata Miralles, and Kecmanovic in straight sets to reach the last 4 of the Japan Open. He dropped his only set in the semi-final against Kwon Soon-woo but beat him impressively by 6-2, 0-6, and 6-4.
It will be Tiafoe’s second final appearance this year, and he will aim to go one better to win his first title.
Taylor Fritz leads 4-1 against Frances Tiafoe in their five head-to-head meetings. The most recent encounter was in the 2022 Canadian Open, with Fritz winning in three sets.
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|Time||3:30 am||8:30 am||5:30 pm||1:00 pm|
Tiafoe vs Fritz Prediction
Tiafoe has been magnificent lately. He was incredible in the U.S. Open Grand Slam and reached the semi-finals beating the likes of Rafael Nadal and Andrey Rublev.
The 24-year-old is dangerous because of his big serves. He played wonderful tennis to win the Laver Cup for the Team World.
Moreover, Tiafoe has been excellent in the Japan Open, dropping only a set in the semi-finals.
On the other hand, Taylor Fritz is a better player on paper. However, he was pushed to three sets several times in the tournament.
It would be an intriguing match between the two best Americans. We are slightly leaning towards Frances Tiafoe because of his recent forms. Frances Tiafoe in three sets.
Here are the betting odds from betMGM.
[The odds are subject to change]
|Player||Moneyline||Handicap Bets||Total Games
|Taylor Fritz||-150||+1.5 (-250)||Over 22.5 (-145)|
|Frances Tiafoe||+120||-1.5 (+375)||Under 22.5 (+100)|
How to Watch Frances Tiafoe vs Taylor Fritz on TV and Online
Tennis Channel will broadcast Tiafoe vs Fritz match live in the United States. Fans in the UK can watch the live stream via Amazon Prime.
In Canada, TSN will broadcast the event live. From Australia, you can watch the tennis tournament on beIN Sports.
Live Streaming and TV Channel list
- Amazon Prime Video – United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland.
- beIN SPORTS – Australia, Middle East & Singapore.
- Iqiyi – China.
- Eurosport – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, Russia.
- Nova Sport – Czech Republic.
- TV2 – Denmark.
- Sky Deutschland – Germany, Austria, Switzerland.
- Sportcast – Italy.
- Telefonica/Movistar – Spain.
- Hellenic – Greece.
- Polsat – Poland.
- WOWOW – Japan.
- Tennis Channel – USA.
- TSN – Canada.
- ESPN – Latin America.
- Discovery – India.
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