It was nearly four months ago when Taylor Fritz ended Rafael Nadal's perfect start to 2022 in becoming the unlikely BNP Paribas Open champion at Indian Wells. Fritz was a +265 underdog in that match, but he now finds himself at only +215 to defeat his legendary opponent in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. The oddsmakers are clearly showing the American a little more respect after his performance in the California desert, and it’s hard to say that Fritz doesn’t deserve that.
Fritz is in the midst of both a career-best year and a remarkable run in London right now. The 24-year-old hasn’t dropped a set at the All England Club thus far, and it’s not that surprising when you factor in his style of play. Fritz has one of the best serves in the world right now, and he also possesses a solid baseline game for a player his size. Despite the fact that he stands at 6-foot-5, the world No. 14 has a decent set of wheels that allow him to win long rallies at a higher rate than most other big servers. The power he generates in all areas make him such a force on the grass and it doesn’t hurt that his draw has been kind up until this point.