Taylor Harry Fritz (born October 28, 1997) is an American professional tennis player. He reached an ATP final in his third career event, the 2016 Memphis Open. Only one other American has reached an ATP final in fewer career events.
Fritz at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships returning against Cameron Norrie
|Full name||Taylor Harry Fritz|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Rancho Palos Verdes, California, U.S.|
|Born||October 28, 1997|
Rancho Santa Fe, California, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two handed-backhand)|
|Coach||David Nainkin &|
|Career record||91–92 (49.7% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 24 (March 2, 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 29 (October 26, 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2019, 2020)|
|French Open||3R (2020)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2018, 2019)|
|US Open||3R (2018, 2020)|
|Career record||21–29 (42.0% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 120 (18 November 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 124 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2019)|
|French Open||1R (2018)|
|US Open||2R (2016, 2017)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2014, 2015)|
|Last updated on: 22 March 2020.|
His mother Kathy May Fritz was a top-10 player, and his father Guy Henry Fritz also played professional tennis and was named US Olympic Development Coach of the Year 2016. He reached the finals in boys' singles at the 2015 French Open and lost to fellow American Tommy Paul in three sets. He avenged the loss by defeating Paul in the boys' singles final at the 2015 US Open.
Early life and backgroundEdit
Fritz was born the youngest of three boys to Guy Fritz and Kathy May. He is the great-great-grandson of David May, founder of The May Department Stores Company, which merged with Macy's, and the great-grandson of Morton D. May.
Fritz grew up with his brothers in Rancho Sante Fe in the San Diego metropolitan area. He attended Torrey Pines High School, where he won the CIF singles title in the San Diego section as a freshman. A few months into his sophomore year, he switched to an online high school to allow him to play ITF junior events full-time.
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. He would not play another event until the 2013 Junior US Open, at which point he began to compete regularly on the ITF tour shortly before turning 16. Within the next year, he made it to the semifinals at the 2014 Junior Wimbledon tournament. He then won his first Grade A tournament at the 2014 Osaka Mayor's Cup.
In 2015, 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. This grand slam success helped him finish the year as the number one ranked boy's junior tennis player, for which he was named the 2015 ITF Junior World Champion. He was the first American to hold this title since Donald Young in 2005 and Andy Roddick in 2000.
2015: Challenger Tour successEdit
In September 2015, Fritz turned pro after winning the Junior US Open. He 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. The others to accomplish that feat include Top 20 players Bernard Tomic, Tomas Berdych, Richard Gasquet, and Juan Martín del Potro as well as Number 1 overall players Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
2016: Surge into Top 100, First ATP FinalEdit
After losing in the final of his last tournament of 2015, Fritz reached a final again in his first tournament of 2016, this time winning against Top 100 player Dudi Sela at Happy Valley to catapult to a ranking in the 150s. In the following week, he made it through Australian Open Qualifying to reach his first main draw of a Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open, where he would lose in the 1st round to fellow American Jack Sock in five sets.
Fritz was awarded a wild card into his first ATP 250 tournament of 2016 at Memphis and knocked off the 2nd-seeded Steve Johnson, who at No. 29 was the highest ranked player Fritz had ever defeated. With his victory over Ricardas Berankis in the semi-final, he became the youngest American to reach an ATP final since Michael Chang in 1988, and also the 2nd-fastest American ever to reach an ATP final, doing so in just his 3rd career ATP tournament. John Isner is the only American that was able to reach an ATP final faster. Fritz would lose in the final to three-time defending champion and Top 10 player Kei Nishikori. In February, Fritz cracked the Top 100 for the first time by reaching the quarter-finals in Acapulco at his first career ATP 500 event.
Fritz's grass court season was highlighted by a close three set loss to Roger Federer at Stuttgart. He would end up peaking in the rankings at No. 53 towards the end of the summer. At the US Open, Fritz drew Jack Sock in the first round of a grand slam for the second time this year, again losing in five sets.
To cap off the year, Fritz won the ATP Star of Tomorrow for being the youngest player in the Top 100, having just turned 19 years old.
2017: First Grand Slam match winEdit
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. Fritz struggled through the first half of the year with injury problems, and ended up skipping the clay court season to focus on recovering. He returned to form in the summer with quarterfinals at Los Cabos and Winston-Salem. In his seventh grand slam appearance, Fritz won his first match at a major tournament by knocking out Marcos Baghdatis at the US Open.
2018: Continued Tour successEdit
After finishing 2017 just outside the Top 100, Fritz had a good start to the 2018 season, reaching two Challenger finals in January. He returned to the Top 100 of the ATP rankings by reaching the final in New Caledonia, though he lost there to Noah Rubin. Following a loss in qualifying at the Australian Open, he then won his first Challenger title in two years at the inaugural event in Newport Beach, not too far from his current residence in Palos Verdes. He continued his strong start by making it to the 4th round at Indian Wells, his first Round of 16 appearance at a Masters event.
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. In the tournament, he upset Ryan Harrison and Jack Sock before losing to Steve Johnson. This helped him get back to No. 66 in the world.
2019: Top 30 breakthrough, First ATP TitleEdit
Fritz made the third round at the Australian Open, losing to Roger Federer in 3 sets. Fritz then went on to win the Challenger at Newport Beach California; he defeated Brayden Schnur of Canada in the final in straight sets. In June, Fritz won his first ATP Tour title at the Eastbourne International tournament by defeating Sam Querrey in straight sets.
Fritz represented Team World in the third annual Laver Cup, held in Geneva. In his first singles match, he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas, 2-6, 6-1, 7-10. Fritz bounced back on the final day of play, defeating Dominic Thiem, 7-5, 6-7(3), 10-5.
After achieving a career-high ranking of #25 in August, Fritz ended the year ranked #32 in the world.
2020: First ATP 500 FinalEdit
At the 2020 French Open, Fritz was seeded 27th. He defeated Tomáš Macháč in five sets and Radu Albot in straight sets before losing to Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets. The match against Sonego had the longest tie-break in French Open history, with Fritz eventually losing the tie-break 17-19.
Fritz possesses a dominant serve that can reach 149 mph, and solid groundstrokes off both wings. One of Fritz's defining strengths is his ability to hit sharp angle cross-court shots on both the backhand and forehand sides. He also has a good topspin lob.
In an interview before Fritz played his first match against Roger Federer, he recalled watching the live stream of the 2009 US Open final between Federer and Juan Martín del Potro when he was in fifth grade.
Fritz has a son (born 2017) with ex-wife Raquel Pedraza.
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 5 (1 title, 4 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2016||Memphis Open, USA||250 Series||Hard (i)||Kei Nishikori||4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1–1||Jun 2019||Eastbourne International, UK||250 Series||Grass||Sam Querrey||6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||1–2||Jul 2019||Atlanta Open, USA||250 Series||Hard||Alex de Minaur||3–6, 6–7(2–7)|
|Loss||1–3||Aug 2019||Los Cabos Open, Mexico||250 Series||Hard||Diego Schwartzman||6–7(6–8), 3–6|
|Loss||1–4||Feb 2020||Mexican Open, Mexico||500 Series||Hard||Rafael Nadal||3–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Aug 2018||Los Cabos Open, Mexico||250 Series||Hard||Thanasi Kokkinakis|| Marcelo Arévalo
Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
|Loss||0–2||Oct 2019||Swiss Indoors, Switzerland||500 Series||Hard (i)||Reilly Opelka|| Jean-Julien Rojer
Challenger and Futures finalsEdit
Singles: 8 (5–3)Edit
|Win||1–0||Oct 2015||Sacramento, USA||Challenger||Hard||Jared Donaldson||6–4, 3–6, 6–4|
|Win||2–0||Oct 2015||Fairfield, USA||Challenger||Hard||Dustin Brown||6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||2–1||Nov 2015||Champaign, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Henri Laaksonen||6–4, 2–6, 2–6|
|Win||3–1||Jan 2016||Happy Valley, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Dudi Sela||7–6(9–7), 6–2|
|Loss||3–2||Feb 2017||Dallas, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Ryan Harrison||3–6, 3–6|
|Loss||3–3||Jan 2018||Nouméa, New Caledonia||Challenger||Hard||Noah Rubin||5–7, 4–6|
|Win||4–3||Jan 2018||Newport Beach, USA||Challenger||Hard||Bradley Klahn||3–6, 7–5, 6–0|
|Win||5–3||Jan 2019||Newport Beach, USA||Challenger||Hard||Brayden Schnur||7–6(9–7), 6–4|
Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2014||USA F4, Palm Coast||Futures||Clay||Martin Redlicki|| Markus Eriksson
Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Runner-up||2015||French Open||Clay||Tommy Paul||6–7(4–7), 6–2, 2–6|
|Winner||2015||US Open||Hard||Tommy Paul||6–2, 6–7(4–7), 6–2|
Singles performance timelineEdit
Current through the end of 2020 ATP Tour.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||1R||1R||Q2||3R||3R||0 / 4||4–4||50%|
|French Open||A||A||1R||A||1R||2R||3R||0 / 4||3–4||43%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||1R||2R||2R||NH||0 / 4||2–4||33%|
|US Open||Q1||Q1||1R||2R||3R||1R||3R||0 / 5||5–5||50%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–4||1–3||3–3||4–3||6–3||0 / 17||14–17||45%|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||NH||P||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Davis Cup||A||A||A||A||A||RR||P||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|ATP Cup||NH||RR||0 / 1||1–2||33%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||2–2||0 / 2||3–3||50%|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||Q2||1R||3R||4R||1R||NH||0 / 4||5–4||56%|
|Miami Open||A||A||2R||2R||1R||1R||NH||0 / 4||2–4||33%|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||3R||NH||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||Q1||A||Q2||2R||NH||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Italian Open||A||A||Q1||A||Q1||2R||1R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||1R||A||A||1R||NH||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||1R||A||A||1R||2R||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||2R||Q1||2R||2R||NH||0 / 3||3–3||50%|
|Paris Masters||A||A||Q1||A||A||2R||1R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||2–5||3–2||4–3||5–6||1–3||0 / 22||16–22||42%|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 3||0 / 1||1 / 5|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–0||1–1||15–22||13–13||23–20||31–30||14–15||1 / 96||97–101||49%|
Record against other playersEdit
Record against top-10 playersEdit
Fritz's match record against players who have been ranked in the Top 10, with those who are active in boldface.
Only ATP Tour (incl. Grand Slams) main draw, Davis Cup and Laver Cup matches are considered.
|Number 1 ranked players|
|Rafael Nadal||1||1||0||1||0%||Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2020 Acapulco F||0–1||–||–|
|Novak Djokovic||1||2||0||2||0%||Lost (4–6, 2–6) at 2019 Madrid Masters 2R||–||0–2||–|
|Roger Federer||1||2||0||2||0%||Lost (2–6, 5–7, 2–6) at 2019 Australian Open 3R||0–1||–||0–1|
|Number 3 ranked players|
|Grigor Dimitrov||3||1||1||0||100%||Won (7–6(10–8), 7–6(7–4)) at 2019 Madrid Masters 1R||–||1–0||–|
|Marin Čilić||3||1||1||0||100%||Won (7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–1)) at 2017 Indian Wells Masters 2R||1–0||–||–|
|Alexander Zverev||3||3||1||2||33%||Won (7–6(9–7), 6–4) at 2019 Basel 1R||1–1||–||0–1|
|Dominic Thiem||3||4||1||3||25%||Lost (2–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 4-6) at 2020 Australian Open 3R||1–3||–||–|
|David Ferrer||3||1||0||1||0%||Lost (6–7(6–8), 1–6) at 2016 Miami Masters 2R||0–1||–||–|
|Stan Wawrinka||3||2||0||2||0%||Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2018 Tokyo 1R||0–1||–||0–1|
|Number 4 ranked players|
|Tomáš Berdych||4||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–4, 6–4, 6–3) at 2019 Wimbledon Championships 1R||–||–||1–0|
|Kei Nishikori||4||3||0||3||0%||Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2019 Rome Masters 2R||0–1||0–2||–|
|Number 5 ranked players|
|Kevin Anderson||5||1||1||0||100%||Won (4–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–2) at 2020 Australian Open 2R||1–0||–||–|
|Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||5||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–4, 2–0RET) at 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters 1R||–||1–0||–|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||5||2||0||2||0%||Lost (6–7(3–7), 3–6) at 2019 Paris Masters 2R||0–2||–||–|
|Number 6 ranked players|
|Gaël Monfils||6||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–3, 6–7(8–10), 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5)) at 2019 Australian Open 2R||1–0||–||–|
|Gilles Simon||6||2||1||1||50%||Won (7–5, 6–3, 6–2) at 2020 US Open 2R||1–0||0–1||–|
|Number 7 ranked players|
|Fernando Verdasco||7||3||2||1||67%||Won (7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 6–4) at 2019 Shanghai Masters 1R||2–1||–||–|
|David Goffin||7||1||0||1||0%||Lost (6–3, 1–6, 6–7(3–7)) at 2019 Cincinnati Masters 1R||0–1||–||–|
|Number 8 ranked players|
|Marcos Baghdatis||8||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–4, 6–4, 6–3) at 2017 US Open 1R||1–0||–||–|
|Matteo Berrettini||8||1||1||0||100%||Won (5–7, 7–6(7–5), 6–2) at 2019 Davis Cup Finals RR||1–0||–||–|
|John Isner||8||4||2||2||50%||Win (2–6, 7−5, 6−3) at 2020 Acapulco SF||2–1||–||0–1|
|Jack Sock||8||4||2||2||50%||Won (7–6(8–6), 6–2) at 2018 Lyon 2R||0–2||2–0||–|
|Mikhail Youzhny||8||2||1||1||50%||Won (6–1, 4–6, 6–3) at 2018 Delray Beach 2R||1–1||–||–|
|Diego Schwartzman||8||3||1||2||33%||Lost (6–7(6–8), 3–6) at 2019 Los Cabos F||0–2||1–0||–|
|Karen Khachanov||8||2||0||2||0%||Lost (6–3, 5–7, 1–6) at 2020 ATP Cup RR||0–2||–||–|
|Number 9 ranked players|
|Fabio Fognini||9||2||1||1||50%||Won (6–1, 7–6(7–1)) at 2019 Los Cabos QF||1–1||–||–|
|Roberto Bautista Agut||9||5||1||4||20%||Lost (6–7(10–12), 0–6) at 2019 Halle 1R||0–2||1–1||0–1|
|Number 10 ranked players|
|Pablo Carreño Busta||10||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–1, 6–4) at 2015 Nottingham 1R||–||–||1–0|
|Juan Mónaco||10||1||0||1||0%||Lost (6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7)) at 2016 Tokyo 1R||–||0–1||–|
|Denis Shapovalov||10||3||0||3||0%||Lost (2–6, 2–6) at [[2020 US Open (tennis)}2020 US Open]] 3R||0–3||–||–|
|Total||61||22||39||36%||* Statistics correct as of 16 October 2020||14–27||6–7||2–5|
Wins over top 10 playersEdit
- Fritz has a 6–17 (26.1%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
|1.||Marin Čilić||7||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||2R||4–6, 7–5, 6–4||136|
|2.||John Isner||10||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||2R||7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)||50|
|3.||Fabio Fognini||9||Los Cabos, Mexico||Hard||QF||6–1, 7–6(7–1)||28|
|4.||Dominic Thiem||5||Laver Cup, Geneva, Switzerland||Hard (i)||RR||7−5, 6−7(3−7), [10−5]||30|
|5.||Alexander Zverev||6||Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||1R||7–6(9–7), 6–4||31|
|6.||Matteo Berrettini||8||Davis Cup Finals, Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||GS||5–7, 7–6(7–5), 6–2||32|
Fritz has played three seasons with World TeamTennis, making his debut in 2015 with the San Diego Aviators. He has since played another two seasons for the Aviators, in 2018 and 2019. Fritz joined the Philadelphia Freedoms during the 2020 WTT season at The Greenbrier. The Freedoms advanced to the WTT Playoffs as the No. 1 seed, but ultimately fell to the New York Empire in the semifinal. Fritz was named the WTT 2020 Male MVP.
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- Taylor Fritz at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Taylor Fritz at the International Tennis Federation
|Awards and achievements|
| ITF Junior World Champion
| ATP Star of Tomorrow