62 Facts About Taylor Fritz


Taylor Harry Fritz was born on October 28,1997 and is an American professional tennis player.

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Taylor Fritz has a career-high singles ranking of world No 8 by the Association of Tennis Professionals, achieved on October 10,2022, and a doubles ranking of world No 104, achieved on July 26,2021.

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Taylor Fritz reached his maiden ATP final in only his third career event, the 2016 Memphis Open.

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Taylor Fritz won a junior major singles title at the 2015 US Open, and was the runner-up in junior singles at the 2015 French Open.

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Taylor Fritz was born the youngest of three boys to Kathy May, a former top-10 player, and Guy Henry Taylor Fritz, who played professional tennis and was named US Olympic Development Coach of the Year 2016.

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Taylor Fritz grew up with his brothers in Rancho Santa Fe in the San Diego metropolitan area.

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Taylor Fritz attended Torrey Pines High School, where he won the CIF singles title in the San Diego section as a freshman.

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Taylor Fritz did not play any ITF events until he was 15, when he competed in a low-level Grade-4 tournament in March 2013 in Claremont near where he grew up.

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Taylor Fritz then won his first Grade A tournament at the 2014 Osaka Mayor's Cup.

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In 2015, Taylor Fritz reached at least the quarterfinal of all four junior Grand Slam tournaments, including the final at the French Open where he lost to Tommy Paul, and the final at the US Open where he defeated Paul.

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Taylor Fritz was the first American to hold this title since Donald Young in 2005 and Andy Roddick in 2000.

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Taylor Fritz played his first ATP Tour tournament at Nottingham, where he received a wild card and won his first ATP match against Pablo Carreno Busta.

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Taylor Fritz quickly rose from the 600s into the top 250 of the ATP rankings by becoming the 9th player at age 17 to win multiple Challenger Tour titles – doing so in back-to-back weeks.

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Taylor Fritz was awarded a wildcard into his first ATP 250 tournament of 2016 at Memphis and knocked off the second-seeded Steve Johnson, who at No 29 was the highest ranked player Taylor Fritz had ever defeated.

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At the US Open, Taylor Fritz drew Jack Sock in the first round of a major for the second time this year, again losing in five sets.

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Taylor Fritz was able to achieve his first victory over a top ten ATP player at Indian Wells defeating sixth seed Marin Cilic in the second round.

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Taylor Fritz struggled through the first half of the year with injury problems and ended up skipping the clay court season to focus on recovering.

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Taylor Fritz returned to form in the summer with quarterfinals at Los Cabos and Winston-Salem.

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Taylor Fritz returned to the Top 100 of the ATP rankings by reaching the final in New Caledonia, though he lost there to Noah Rubin.

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Taylor Fritz continued his strong start by making it to the fourth round at Indian Wells, his first round of 16-appearance at a Masters event.

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Taylor Fritz kicked off the clay-court season with a semifinals appearance at the US Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, the best result on clay of his career thus far.

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At the US Open, Taylor Fritz reached his first Grand Slam third round, defeating Mischa Zverev and Jason Kubler, before losing to 9th-seeded Dominic Thiem in four sets.

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Taylor Fritz made the third round at the Australian Open, losing to Roger Federer in 3 sets.

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Taylor Fritz then went on to win the Challenger at Newport Beach, California; he defeated Brayden Schnur of Canada in the final, in straight sets.

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Taylor Fritz represented Team World in the third annual Laver Cup, held in Geneva.

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Taylor Fritz bounced back on the final day of play in defeating Dominic Thiem.

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At the Swiss Indoors, Taylor Fritz defeated 2nd-seeded Alexander Zverev in the first round in straight sets.

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Taylor Fritz began his season at the inaugural 2020 ATP Cup, representing Team USA.

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At the Australian Open, Taylor Fritz reached the third round, posting a five-set victory over Kevin Anderson.

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Taylor Fritz was then defeated by eventual finalist Dominic Thiem.

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Taylor Fritz reached his first ATP 500 final in Acapulco, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

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Taylor Fritz defeated Dominik Koepfer in four sets and then beat Gilles Simon in the second round before losing to Denis Shapovalov in the third round in five sets.

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Taylor Fritz defeated Tomas Machac in five sets and Radu Albot in straight sets before losing to Lorenzo Sonego in the third round in straight sets.

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Taylor Fritz started his 2021 season at the first edition of the Murray River Open.

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In Doha, Taylor Fritz reached the semifinals beating Lorenzo Sonego, sixth seed David Goffin, and fourth seed Denis Shapovalov.

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Taylor Fritz ended up losing in the semifinals to Nikoloz Basilashvili.

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Taylor Fritz was beaten in the third round by second seed Andrey Rublev.

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Taylor Fritz dropped again out of the top 30 on May 10,2021, following first-round losses at Monte-Carlo and Madrid.

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Taylor Fritz defeated Joao Sousa in the first round in straight sets.

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Taylor Fritz then beat 10th seed Jannik Sinner to advance to his first Masters 1000 quarterfinal.

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Taylor Fritz made his second Masters 1000 quarterfinal at the 2021 Rolex Paris Masters, where he beat Lorenzo Sonego, 5th seed and world No 6 Andrey Rublev for his third Top-10 win of the year, and 10th seed and Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie.

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Taylor Fritz started his 2022 season by representing the USA at the ATP Cup.

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Taylor Fritz lost his second match to Alexander Zverev of Germany.

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Taylor Fritz won his final singles match by beating Cameron Norrie of Great Britain.

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Taylor Fritz fell in the fourth round to fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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Taylor Fritz then defeated fourth seed, three-time champion, and former world No 1, Rafael Nadal, in the final in straight sets, claiming his maiden Masters 1000 title, his second career ATP title overall, and snapping Nadal's 20-match win streak.

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Taylor Fritz started his clay-court season at the US Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas.

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Taylor Fritz missed the Madrid Open and Italian Open due to a left foot injury.

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Taylor Fritz defeated compatriot, Maxime Cressy, in the final to win his third ATP Tour title, and second in Eastbourne.

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Taylor Fritz's American swing began in Washington, where he was the third seed.

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In Cincinnati, Taylor Fritz reached the quarterfinals after beating Sebastian Baez, Nick Kyrgios and 6th seed and world No 8 Andrey Rublev.

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Taylor Fritz lost to world No 1 Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals.

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Taylor Fritz withdrew from the Korea Open due to Covid, however he reached his second ATP 500 tour-level final in Tokyo where, as the third seed, he beat James Duckworth, Hiroki Moriya, receiving a walkover from 5th seed Nick Kyrgios and beating 7th seed Denis Shapovalov in the semifinals.

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Taylor Fritz defeated Frances Tiafoe in straight sets in the final where he became the first American champion since Pete Sampras in 1996.

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Taylor Fritz reached a new career-high ranking of World No 8 on 10 October 2022, becoming the first American to crack the Top 10 since Jack Sock in 2017.

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Taylor Fritz's groundstrokes are powerful and penetrating, and can force errors out of his opponents, or outright end points as winners.

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One of Taylor Fritz's defining strengths is his ability to hit sharp angle cross-court shots on both the backhand and forehand sides.

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Taylor Fritz has a son was born on 2017 and with ex-wife Raquel Pedraza, who played professional tennis.

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Since June 2020, Taylor Fritz has been in a relationship with model and influencer Morgan Riddle.

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Taylor Fritz has played three seasons with World TeamTennis, making his debut in 2015 with the San Diego Aviators.

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Taylor Fritz has since played another two seasons for the Aviators, in 2018 and 2019.

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Taylor Fritz joined the Philadelphia Freedoms during the 2020 WTT season at The Greenbrier.

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