the American Fritz dominates Cressy and wins the Eastbourne tournament

American Taylor Fritz won the Eastbourne ATP 250 tournament on Saturday, played on grass, beating his compatriot Maxime Cressy in the final, 6-2, 6-7 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4) . Already winner of the tournament in 2019, Fritz, 14th player in the world, offers his second title this season after that of Indian Wells, in the United States, where he defeated Rafael Nadal in the final.

On the grass of Eastbourne, Fritz won the first set by relying on a solid second serve and benefiting from the feverishness of Cressy, who was playing his first final on the circuit, guilty of four double faults in the only first round. The 60th player in the world, born in Paris, recovered in the second set, finding his face-off and not dropping a single service game to win the 7/4 tie-break, before being treated for a long time. a knee at the very start of the third set.

The same scenario repeated itself in the last round, during which neither player gave up his service, but in the tie-break, it was Fritz who finally took over his young compatriot 7/4. Seeded N.11 at Wimbledon which starts in two days, Fritz will face the Italian Lorenzo Musetti (71st in the world) in the first round. Cressy will inherit the Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime, world No.9 and seeded No.6 in London.


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