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Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Wimbledon 2022 Quarter-Final Live Updates

Live updates from Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Wimbledon 2022 Quarter-Finals:Rafael Nadal breaks Taylor Fritz for the 2nd time in the 4th set to go up 2-1. Both players have failed to hold their respective serves so far. Taylor Fritz had taken the lead earlier by winning the third set 6-3.Rafael Nadal produced vintage tennis to win the second set 7-5. He was not in the best physical shape and also had to take medical time off. Rafael Nadal had an early break in the second set and he took a 3-0 lead, but just like the first set, Fritz fought back to make it 5-5, before Nadal broke for the second time to win the set. Earlier,Taylor Fritz shocked everyone with a comeback in the first set to win 6-3. Rafael Nadal broke Taylor Fritz in the opener itself, then held serve to cement his advantage early in the first set.But Fritz came back in game six to make it 3-3 and won five in a row to win the set. Second-seeded Nadal is looking to win his third Wimbledon title this year. He has already won the Australian Open and French Open titles this year and is looking to add the Wimbledon title to his prize pool. His last victory on the hallowed turf of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club was in 2010. The 36-year-old Spaniard played his last 16 clash at the All England Club on Monday against Botic van de Zandschulp with a strapping through his midsection. Only last month he won a 14th French Open with his troublesome left foot anesthetized before undergoing life-saving treatment. In-form American Taylor Fritz is in the last eight of a Slam for the first time and is yet to drop a set. The 24-year-old beat Nadal in the Indian Wells Masters final earlier this year as the Spaniard suffered from a cracked rib.

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10:09 p.m.: Nadal produces the perfect return game and breaks Fritz for the second time in the set to go up 2-1. He must now make the most of this lead.

10:03 p.m.: Fritz broke immediately after forcing a two on Nadal’s serve and it’s all tied at 1-1.

9:57 p.m.: Rafael Nadal turned things around at the start of the 4th set as he breaks Fritz to go up 1-0.

9:50 p.m.: Taylor Fritz keeps her serve to win the third set 6-3, and only needs one more set to advance to the semi-final

9:42 p.m .: Nadal holds on again to keep it at 3-4 and continues to hang on in the third set.

9:35 p.m .: Taylor Fritz holds his serve and Nadal also manages to hold his serve to keep the third set at 2-3

9:27 p.m .: Rafael Nadal conceded an early break in the third set and Taylor Fritz leads 2-1.

9:20 p.m .: Rafael Nadal holds the service to bring the score to 1-0 in the third set.

9:15 p.m .: And everything is level in the match since Rafael Nadal produces vintage tennis to get the upper hand on Taylor Fritz. He broke the American with an exquisite volley at the net to win the second set 7-5.

9:12 p.m .: And excellent rally and Nadal scores the point in the end. Fritz’s court cover was phenomenal and that’s what put the pressure on the Spaniard. But the veteran was in the right place there.

9:10 p.m .: Nadal serves well and looks like he is a little uncomfortable but he hangs on. The Spaniard leads 6-5.

9:04 p.m .: Fritz made it 5-5 and Nadal must hold on

8:58 p.m .: Nadal returned from the medical timeout and Fritz held his serve to make it 4-4. The Spaniard then produced a good service game to make it 5-4.

8:52 p.m .: Rafael Nadal looks uncomfortable and he seems to have taken medical leave. He left the field and the Fritz camp seems unhappy there. The American is on a good pace.

8:50 p.m .: Big relief for Nadal and his camp there. He had to save up to a few break points to keep his serve there. The Spaniard leads 4-3, so far.

8:44 p.m .: Taylor Fritz looks in great shape as he makes it 3-3 with an easy serve catch. It looks like a daunting task for Nadal to pass this American tonight.

8:39 p.m.: Rafael Nadal is under pressure here as Taylor Fritz pulled back to make it 2-3 in the second set. It looks like it will be a tough quarter-final for Nadal.

8:30 p.m .: Nadal keeps his service to bring the score to 3-0. Fritz has his task cut out now.

8:26 p.m.: Rafael Nadal made the most of Fritz’s mistakes and made it 2-0 with an early break of serve. It must be remembered that Fritz came back from the same score to win the first set.

8:21 p.m .: Rafael Nadal serves well and keeps his service in the opening match of the 2nd set

8:18 p.m .: What an authoritative service game and Fritz won 5 games in a row to win the first set 6-3

8:15 p.m .: And it is a double fault from Nadal which gives Taylor Fritz a second break and he will serve for the set at 5-3

8.10pm: Fritz is up 4-3 as he keeps Nadal at bay despite a late charge from the Spaniard. He is in the lead for the first time.

8:04 p.m .: As he is there Fritz breaks Nadal to restore parity at 3-3

8:03 p.m .: Rafael Nadal was pushed to the limit in this match. 0-40 but the Spaniard comes back to equalize at two.

7:56 p.m .: Fritz did very well there to hold a difficult service game. Nadal was looking to get another break but Fritz slammed the door on the Spaniard.

7:53 p.m.: Fritz has started to cover the ground well now but Nadal is just too good right now. He’s making the most of the full reservoir of energy he currently has. We hadn’t seen Nadal so well in a while and with a powerful smash the Spaniard held on with ease again to lead 3-1.

7:49 p.m.: Fritz is on duty. It was a takeover by the American. He needs to get his first serve if he wants to challenge Nadal.

7:44 p.m.: Nadal is watching in cruise control mode right now. He serves with verve and his basic game is on the money. Fritz commits far too many unforced errors early in the game. His shots have yet to put pressure on Nadal. And the Spaniard holds his serve at 15. It’s 2-0 Nadal

7:42 p.m.: Nadal has started with a group and he is out of service. Not a great Fritz game. He couldn’t get the right angles and made too many unforced errors.

7:39 p.m.: It’s a forehand from Nadal down the line and the Spaniard has the first point

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7:35 p.m.:A loud roar from the crowd as Nadal runs down the court as Fritz opens the serve in the first set.

7:30 p.m.: Hello and welcome to our live updates from the Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz Wimbledon quarter-final. Both players have reached center court and the action is about to begin.

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