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A decent draw can help Fritz to shine; TENNIS.

Byline: ATP MEXICAN OPEN Sky Sports 3, 10pm By Adrian Humphries

TAYLOR FRITZ has served notice that he could be a sizeable force on the ATP Tour and the powerful American has a chance to shine in the Mexican Open this week.

Fritz does not start his title tilt in the Acapulco tournament, whose draws were made late on Sunday night, until today.

But at 50-1, he looks worth an each-way punt to shine in the easier bottom half of the draw.

Fritz reached the final in Memphis nine days ago, when he had no answer to top seed Kei Nishikori who was landing the Tennessee title for the fourth year running.

Unsurprisingly the 18-year-old Californian had little to offer in Delray Beach last week, but the wild-card entry he has been granted in Mexico could be well utilised.

Fritz has already been backed to upset Jeremy Chardy, who could not hold a candle to Juan Martin del Potro in Delray Beach last week, and if he were to overcome the experienced Frenchman, Quito champion Victor Estrella Burgos may not take much passing in round two of the 500 Series tournament.

Nishikori or Delray Beach hero Sam Querrey may be waiting in the last eight, but that pair may not be giving their all with Indian Wells and Miami just around the corner and Fritz could find himself in the semi-finals of a main-tour event for the second time in the space of three weeks.

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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Feb 23, 2016
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