10 questions about Taylor Fritz – Kathy May, Paul Annacone, facing Nadal
- 17 Oct 2020
When was Taylor Fritz born?
Taylor Fritz was born on October 28, 1997, in Rancho Santa Fe, in the county of San Diego, California, in the United States.
Who are his parents?
The American is the son of former players Kathy May, ranked 10th in the world in 1977, and Guy Fritz, 301st in the world in 1978. He is also the nephew of Harry Fritz, finalist at Lagos in 1980.
How tall is Taylor Fritz?
According to his profile on the official ATP Tour website, Fritz is 1.93m, or 6ft 4in”.
How many ATP titles has Taylor Fritz won?
One so far – he won on the grass at Eastbourne in 2019, beating American Sam Querrey in the final. His first final on tour came in Memphis in 2016, against Kei Nishikori. His others have been against Alex de Minaur in Atlanta in 2019, Diego Schwartzman at Cabo San Lucas in the same year, and against Rafael Nadal in the final of the ATP 500 in Acapulco earlier this year.
Who is Fritz’s coach?
Taylor Fritz is trained by David Nainkin, a former South African player, and Paul Annacone, formerly ranked 12th in the world himself, and previously coach of Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Tim Henman and Sloane Stephens.
What accolades did he receive as a junior?
The American was No 1 in the world as a junior back in 2015, having won the junior US Open, beating Tommy Paul in the final. He had also reached the Roland-Garros junior final in the same year, where he lost to… Tommy Paul.
What is Fritz’s best result at a Grand Slam so far?
Taylor Fritz has yet to reach the second week of a Grand Slam. He has reached the third round of all of the Slams except Wimbledon, where he has never got past the second round.
What is Fritz’s career-high ranking?
After his Acapulco final against Nadal, the American reached the heights of world No 24 on March 2, 2020.
How much career prize money has he won?
According to the ATP Tour website, Fritz has won $3,962,538 since the start of his career, in singles and doubles.