Jack Draper celebrated breaking into the top 100 in the earth by stunning fourth seed Taylor Fritz in straight sets at the cinch Championships at Queen’s.
Draper, 20, who beat Jannik Sinner and Alexander Bublik at the exact same tournament a yr in the past, broke globe No. 15 Fritz four occasions on his way to a 6-3 6-2 victory.
He won 91 per cent of initially-provide factors and built just 6 unforced errors in contrast to 19 from the Indian Wells champion.
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“I appreciated my time out below,” mentioned Draper. “I have not performed in entrance of this several individuals that typically. The nerves ended up still here but I was glad the way I played now.”
Draper has been experiencing a breakout year with four ATP Challenger titles and two match wins at ATP Masters situations in Miami and Madrid.
On Monday he moved up to environment No. 99 and he was on the entrance foot from the begin versus Fritz, who also unsuccessful to get a match at the Libema Open up previous week.
Fritz fended off two crack points in his 1st support recreation, holding from 15-40 down, but was then damaged after a prolonged fourth game.
There was no coming back from there for the American as Draper continued to strike deep with his impressive forehand.
Draper broke all over again to start off the next established, catching the line with a fantastic functioning forehand winner.
The British No. 4 shut out an spectacular victory with a 2nd-provide ace as he booked his place in the future spherical.
Alex de Minaur also innovative with a 6-4 6-4 victory in excess of eighth seed Reilly Opelka.
Andy Murray is established to participate in his 1st match on Tuesday towards Lorenzo Sonego, although he is battling to be healthy just after suffering an abdominal personal injury in defeat to Matteo Berrettini in the Stuttgart Open up closing.
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