Fritz won 6-3, 7-6 (3) over Cameron Norrie
in the third round of Paris on Thursday.
Fritz earned yet another solid win as he pounded 10 aces and saved all three break points he faced to dash the year-end finals hopes of his opponent and reach the quarterfinals for his third-consecutive tournament. With the win, the 24-year-old American also ensured that he will finish 2021 as the top-ranked American. He'll take on top seed Novak Djokovic
(0-4 H2H) in the quarters.