Fritz sets up American final against Cressy in Eastbourne
The clash between former Eastbourne champions Fritz and de Minaur was won by the American who proved better in three sets 6-1 6-7(5) 6-3.
Fritz started off the match rather well and it's been this way the entire week. The American was 0-2 before this week on grass but he found his form in Eastbourne once more as this event was the first one he ever won as a professional a couple of years ago. de Minaur played rather bad to start the match not being able to hit his serve and generally playing rather poor.
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Fritz attacked the 2nd serve with great success and raced to a 6-1 finish. The 2nd set started off with both players needing to save break points in their first service games. After that, both settled into a nice rhythm and we ended up in a tiebreak. Frtiz was better early with a 3-1 and 5-3 lead but he lost four points in a row to drop it 5-7.
It was an aggravating result for the American but he rallied well in the 2nd set outplaying de Minaur comfortable to take an early 3-1 lead. He held it without problems to finish off the match 6-3. Fritz will face compatriot Cressy in the final trying to win this event for the 2nd time in his career.