Taylor Fritz has snapped Rafael Nadal’s 20-match successful streak because the Californian claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells.
There have been errors from each all through as Fritz took the primary set and the pair entered a tiebreaker on the finish of the second, with neither having misplaced one at Indian Wells this yr in singles.
However it was the 24-year-old, ranked twentieth, who emerged victorious to complete 6-3 7-6 (5) over the world quantity 4, with Fritz changing into the primary American to win the match since Andre Agassi in 2001.
Earlier, Poland’s Iga Swiatek gained the ladies’s title with a commanding victory over Maria Sakkari.
Swiatek rose to quantity two on this planet after a 6-4 6-1 win over her Greek opponent.
“We’ve already began a reasonably cool rivalry and I feel it’s going to final a couple of extra years so it’s fairly thrilling,” Swiatek stated in her on-court interview.
“We’re going to play many extra finals. At the moment was fairly loopy due to the circumstances. My workforce did an incredible job.”