One of the great matches that occurred this week was the semifinal between Americans Fritz and Paul in Acapulco. Both players showed signs of physical fatigue in the last set of the match, and the world No. 5 even vomited on the Mexican court. Paul managed to win the match in a dramatic third-set tiebreak and advanced to the final against Alex De Minaur, which the Australian won.
Taylor Fritz's girlfriend Morgan Riddle stated that the 25-year-old tennis player was treated by tournament doctors until 4 am, and they were about to go to the hospital due to Fritz's dehydration, but the tennis player was "too stubborn" to make the decision to go to a medical center.
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"After he got sick on court last night, we were up until 4 am with the tournament doctors. He couldn't keep any food down, chills, severe dehydration, full body cramping & almost had to go to the hospital. So scary. He is too stubborn to default and pushed himself too hard & these high humidity tournaments are no joke," Riddle said.
Using her social media accounts, Riddle added that she is proud of Fritz's performance in Mexico and is excited to go to Indian Wells, where the American won the championship last year after defeating Rafael Nadal in the final.
"Sad way to end the week but so proud of the last few weeks and excited to get to IW,", she added.