Kathy May, Indian Wells, Annacone: Everything you always wanted to know about Taylor Fritz (but never had time to find out) – updated after 2023 Laver Cup
Taylor Fritz has won five ATP titles and broken into the world’s top 10. Find out more about the young American who will also be playing the UTS Showdown in Los Angeles this year
Who is Taylor Fritz?
Taylor Fritz is an American tennis player. As of September 26, 2023, he is the highest-ranked American man in the ATP rankings at No 8.
What did Taylor Fritz do in Atlanta in 2023?
In July 2023, Taylor Fritz won the Atlanta Open to claim his second title of the year.
Heading into the tournament, Fritz was the number one seed. He had a bye in the first round, before defeating Yibing Wu 6-4 7-6 (5), Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2, J.J. Wolf 6-3, 7-5, and Aleksander Vukic 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final.
Throughout the Atlanta Open 2023, Fritz served incredibly well, and has been vocal about how much he enjoys playing in America.
“It felt great having the American crowd behind me, and it really made that extra difference,” the world No 9 said after winning the title.
What did Fritz do at the 2023 Laver Cup?
Taylor Fritz played in his third Laver Cup recently, helping Team World defend their title in Vancouver, Canada.
The American claimed two vital points for his team at the 2023 Laver Cup, defeating world No 6 Andrey Rublev 6-2, 7-6 (3) on day two of the event. Team World went on to win 13-2, their largest margin of victory and only the second time Team World has won the Laver Cup.
What did Taylor Fritz do in Indian Wells in 2022?
Taylor Fritz enjoyed the best two weeks of his career in Indian Wells in March 2022 when he won his second career title and first Masters 1000 title. Fritz beat Rafael Nadal in the final to secure victory and climb to a career-high No 13 in the rankings.
“Winning this tournament especially, Indian Wells, this is one of those childhood dreams that you just never think can come true. I just keep saying, ‘No, no. Just no way it’s real,” Fritz said.
Did Taylor Fritz qualify for the ATP Finals in 2022?
Yes, for the first time in his career, Fritz qualified for the season-ending finals in eighth place and went on to reach the semi-finals, beating Rafael Nadal and Felix Auger-Aliassime before bowing out to Novak Djokovic in two tight sets.
“I absolutely feel like I belong,” he said. “I think that I’ve proved that I belong in the top 10 and I belong here. I just need to keep working hard.”
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.
Who is Taylor Fritz’s girlfriend?
Taylor Fritz’s girlfriend is Morgan Riddle, a social media influencer with more than 392 million subscribers on TikTok.
How tall is Taylor Fritz?
According to his profile on the official ATP Tour website, Fritz is 1.96 m, or 6ft 5in”.
Has Taylor Fritz played UTS?
Yes. And very well. The American – The Hotshot – played in UTS3, reaching the semi-final and at UTS4 in May 2021, where he reached the final, only missing out on the title to Corentin Moutet.
Fritz also played UTS 2023 when the competition returned in Los Angeles in July for the first of three regular events of 2023. Fritz joined the likes of Gael Monfils and Frances Tiafoe in the eight-man field in LA, topping Group A with three wins from three to move into the final four.
He then beat La Monf to reach the Grand Final, before losing out from 2-0 up to Wu “The Great Wall” Yibing.
How many ATP titles has Taylor Fritz won?
Six. He won his first title 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 biggest win came in Indian Wells in 2022, when he beat Rafael Nadal in the final. He also won in Eastbourne and Tokyo in 2022 and this year he’s won titles in Delray Beach in February 2023, and at the Atlanta Open in July 2023.
Who is Taylor Fritz’s coach?
Taylor Fritz is trained by Michael Russell and Paul Annacone, formerly ranked 12th in the world himself, and the former 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 reached the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time in 2022, at Wimbledon, where he lost to Rafael Nadal in a final-set tiebreak in the quarter-finals. He has reached the third round of all of the Slams at least once (three times each at the Australian Open and US Open).
What is Fritz’s career-high ranking?
Fritz reached a career-high ranking of No 5 in February 2023. You can find his ranking history on his ATP Tour profile page.
How much career prize money has he won?
According to the ATP Tour website, Fritz has won $13.3 million since the start of his career, in singles and doubles (as of September 26, 2023). You can find his updated prize money stats on his ATP Tour profile page.