Tennis followers could not comprise their amusement at Taylor Fritz being confused with American popstar Taylor Swift throughout his 2023 US Open quarterfinal in opposition to Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer on the all-time Grand Slam semifinal checklist by advancing to his forty seventh Grand Slam semifinal. The Serb defeated Fritz 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 to increase his profitable streak in opposition to Americans to 30. He additionally bagged his eighth win over the World No. 9, having gained every of their tour-level encounters.
An entertaining twist came about throughout Fritz and Djokovic’s conflict at Flushing Meadows, when former participant turned commentator Mary Carillo mistakenly referred to Fritz as Taylor Swift.
The mix-up sparked amusement amongst followers, with many suggesting that the popstar would have posed a extra important problem to the Serb than the World No. 9 did.
“I’m actually beginning to imagine even Taylor Swift would have examined Novak Djokovic greater than Taylor Fritz has completed to date,” one fan commented.
“She’d have a better probability than Fritz,” one other fan chimed in.
“Taylor Swift would actually be doing a better job than this….,” one other fan wrote.
One consumer comically steered that Taylor Swift ought to contemplate taking authorized motion in opposition to Fritz for sharing her first identify, on account of his subpar efficiency in opposition to Djokovic.
“Not gonna lie, if I have been Taylor Swift I would be suing absolutely the sh*t out of Taylor Fritz for having a identify extraordinarily near hers after a efficiency like this,” the consumer posted.
Here are a few extra fan reactions:
“It’s humorous when it occurs, I do not actually care” – Taylor Fritz on being mistakenly addressed as Taylor Swift previous to US Open QF in opposition to Novak Djokovic
Ahead of his 2023 US Open marketing campaign, Taylor Fritz was requested about folks mistakenly calling him by Taylor Swift’s identify. While the American admitted that the mix-up was a frequent prevalence, he acknowledged that he wasn’t bothered by it.
“Yeah, I’ve heard a lot of individuals say Taylor Swift as a substitute of Taylor Fritz, I do not see the similarities actually a lot. I do not know. It’s humorous when it occurs. I do not actually care, clearly” he stated.
The World No, 9 has been by chance known as Taylor Swift on the court docket beforehand as effectively. Following his defeat to Juan Martin del Potro in an exhibition match in 2018, an announcer referred to the 25-year-old by the popstar’s identify, main the American to right her mistake.
Following his win over Fritz, Novak Djokovic will lock horns with the winner of the match between Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton. While the Serb is but to come across Shelton on the tour, he enjoys a 2-0 document in opposition to Tiafoe.