Taylor Fritz Bio
Taylor Fritz born Taylor Harry Fritz on 28th October 1997 is an American professional tennis player. Taylor is the 2nd-fastest American ever to reach an ATP final, accomplishing the feat in just his third career even.
Fritz Taylor Age | How Old Is Taylor Fritz
Born on 28th October 1997, Taylor is 21 years old as of 2018.
Taylor Fritz Height
He is 1.93 metres tall.
Taylor Fritz Parents
Fritz is the son of Guy Fritz and former world top-10 tennis player Kathy May. He is also the great-great-grandson of founder of The May Department Stores Company that merged with Macy’s, David May and the great-grandson of Morton D. May.
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In July 2016, he got married to tennis player Raquel Pedraza in California , after dating for over two years. In January 2017, Raquel gave birth to the couple’s child, a boy named Jordan.
Taylor Fritz Baby
He has a son by the name Jordan born in January 2017.
Taylor Fritz Tennis
Upto the age of 15, when he competed in a low-level Grade 4 tournament in March 2013 in Claremont near where he grew up, Fritz did not play any ITF events. He never played another event until the 2013 Junior US Open, at which point he began to compete regularly on the ITF tour shortly before turning 16.
Taylor Fritz Wimbledon
In a few years he made it to the semifinals at the 2014 Junior Wimbledon tournament. Later in 2014 he won his first Grade A tournament at the 2014 Osaka Mayor’s Cup.
Fritz in 2015, 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 enabled 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. Taylor was the first American to hold this title since Donald Young in 2005 and Andy Roddick in 2000.
He played his first ATP Tour tournament at Nottingham, where he received a wild card and won his first ATP match against Pablo Carreño Busta.Taylor Fritz Photo
Taylor Fritz ATP
Fritz turned pro after winning the Junior US Open, in September 2015 . By becoming the 9th player at age 17 to win multiple Challenger Tour titles, he quickly rose from the 600s into the Top 250 of the ATP Rankings, doing so in back-to-back weeks. Others that have accomplished 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.
Fritz reached a final again in his first tournament of 2016, after losing in the final of his last tournament of 2015, this time winning against Top 100 player Dudi Sela at Happy Valley to catapult to a ranking in the 150s. In the week that followed 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.
He 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 is the highest ranked player Fritz had ever defeated. Having defeated 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 lost in the final to three-time defending champion and Top 10 player Kei Nishikori. Fritz cracked the Top 100 for the first time in February, by reaching the quarter-finals in Acapulco at his first career ATP 500 event.
Roger Federer Vs Taylor Fritz
His grass court season was highlighted by a close three set loss to Roger Federer at Stuttgart. Towards the end of the summer, he ended up peaking in the rankings at No. 53 . Fritz drew Jack Sock in the first round of a grand slam for the second time this year, again losing in five sets, at the US Open.
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.
Taylor Fritz Forehand
Taylor possesses a dominant serve that can reach 140 mph, and solid groundstrokes off both wings. One of his 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.
Taylor Fritz Australian Open
Fritz had a good start to the 2018 season, after finishing 2017 just outside the Top 100, reaching two Challenger finals in January. By reaching the final in New Caledonia, he returned to the Top 100 of the ATP rankings though he lost there to Noah Rubin. After 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. Taylor continued his strong start by making it to the 4th round at Indian Wells, his first Round of 16 appearance at a Masters event.
Jack Sock Vs Taylor Fritz
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Taylor Fritz Tennis Ranking
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Fritz Taylor Under Armour
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Taylor Fritz Miami Open
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
- Round of 128·StadiumFinal
- P. H. Herbert 7 6
- T. Fritz 6 4
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