Italian Open: Top 4 best American performers in the tournament so far

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The Italian has been one of the most dramatic tournaments this clay season which has been full of surprises. There have been a lot of players who have gone on to beat some world-class players already. With a lot of great and high-ranked players already out of the tournament, we can say it has been a season full of thrilling circumstances that have surprised everyone. We all are looking forward to what the competition has in store for us going forward.

There have been a lot of unseeded or lower-seeded players who have gone far in this tournament, but this has been the tournament where the United States of America(USA) will be proud of their athletes. It is no surprise since the American tennis players have so far been a dominant figure in this tournament. This tournament had 7 American players in the scene and we have got 4 of them who are still in the title race. Let us see who these players are.

So, here are the American players who have impressed us in the Italian Open right now:

4. Danielle Collins

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Danielle Collins going into this season was struggling in the game and had lost her ranking completely. However, this season has seen her come back with some great performances right now. The Miami Open and Charleston Open wins has put her back among the top 20 ranked players. This tournament has also been a great one for the 30-year-old as she has once again made her place in the quarter-finals and will be playing against 2-time grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka.

3. Taylor Fritz

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Taylor Fritz is one of the upcoming American players who has been impressing us as well with winning the Delray Beach Open and making it to multiple knockouts this season. there was also a period where he lost his place as the number 1 ranked USA player, but has finally got it back with some amazing performances. The Italian Open has been another tournament where he has played some great matches. Fritz had recently beaten Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round and will now go head-to-head against world number 5 ranked player Alexander Zverev in the Quarterfinals. This could be another chance for him to win his first ATP 1000 title this season.

2. Tommy Paul

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Though Fritz has played some great tennis this season, it was great to see how Tommy Paul has announced himself after his return from his injury. Paul has been one of the most threatening players in the tournament putting pressure on all his opponents and winning big matches. Paul has dominated every opponent he has faced so far including defending Italian Open champion and world number 4 player Daniil Medvedev in round 4. He will now be facing another high-seeded player in Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. Knowing what Paul is capable of this can be another great battle to witness.

1. Coco Gauff

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Coco Gauff might be a world number 3 ranked player right now, but it is no doubt that this season has been a slightly underwhelming one for her. With a lot of playoff chokes this season, there was a lot of criticism against the young and talented player. However, this tournament in Rome has been a great one for Gauff. Gauff went onto win a game against the experienced Paula Badosa and is now one of the first semi-finalists in the tournament after beating Qinwen Zheng in the quarter-finals. There is still another obstacle in her way as she will be up against world number 1 Iga Swiatek in the semi-finals. Seeing Gauff finally finding her feet we can surely expect her to give the Polish a tough fight going into this clash.