American tennis star Taylor Fritz was straight honest after a surprise Stefano Travaglia loss as he admitted the Italian was simply too good for him. Travaglia, ranked at No. 82 in the world, claimed one of his biggest wins ever at the ATP Cup on Tuesday when he beat world No.
31 Fritz 7-6 (3) 7-6 (1). The 28-year-old Italian wasn't backing down against Fritz as he fired 43 winners and 17 aces en route to beating the American. "That's what I've been trying to figure out for the past 20 minutes," Fritz said when asked if he could do anything differently, per the ATP Cup.
"From the ground, I think, maybe I just could have tried to be a little more aggressive, but with how worn out the balls were getting, I didn't feel really confident driving the ball... I just felt in both those tie-breaks, I was just kind of playing within the margins that I felt comfortable playing in and not missing.
And he was hurting me serving really well. So it's one of those matches where I have to say, too good." In his remaining two ATP Cup matches played, Fritz claimed a comfortable 6-2 6-2 win over Norwegian world No. 329 Viktor Durasovic and also picked up a 3-6 7-5 6-1 loss against Russia's Karen Khachanov.