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Taylor Fritz: ‘It’s nice to be consistent – but the rankings reward boom-or-bust’
Taylor Fritz likes being more consistent, even if the rankings don’t necessarily reward him for it
Taylor Fritz has been a staple part of the ATP top 10 for the last six months, and after reaching the quarter-finals of the Miami Open he told reporters that he is pleased that he’s in a groove of consistent form.
“I’m playing at a level that I feel like I can do over and over again,” he said after beating Holger Rune 6-3, 6-4 to reach the last eight.
“It’s nice that that level can put me in the top 10. I felt like last year I was very, like, boom or bust. Either playing really good on a week and I could just go win the tournament or I would just lose in the first or second round.
“So it is nice to feel more consistent, but also, the way the tour, the points and everything works, it does kind of reward that boom-or-bust style a bit more. It’s more beneficial for rankings and stuff to be winning tournaments than being very consistent every week, making quarters, semis.
“So hopefully I can take it, you know, couple steps further than quarter-finals and have some of those really big results like I did last year. It’s nice to definitely be just more consistent in general.”
Fritz won three titles in 2022, in Tokyo, Eastbourne and Indian Wells, and reached his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at Wimbledon. So far this year he has reached the quarter-final in Indian Wells, the semi-final of Dallas and Acapulco, and won the title in Delray Beach.