Jimmy Connors expressed his confidence in Taylor Fritz to achieve higher goals.
The former tennis player spoke about his compatriot Taylor Fritz and expressed that he hopes to see the world No. 5 setting higher goals. In the "Advantage Connors" podcast he does with his son, they talked about the opportunity to have an American tennis player back in the top-5, something that hadn't happened since Andy Roddick in 2009. Fritz has just won the Delray Beach Open, and Connors praised the 25-year-old player.
"It's a huge confidence builder for him to know that he is the first American in the top 5 since Roddick," said the 8-time Grand Slam champion.
"Now keep that roll going and keep going out and keep grinding and working on your game.”
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According to Connors, Fritz's next goals should be to continue climbing in the ATP rankings and aspire to win Grand Slam titles:
“Can't rest on your laurels," added the North American.
The former world No. 1 gave advice to Fritz based on his own experience on the tour:
"You broke into the top 5, what's it going to take to get to 3 or 2 or 1 or win a Grand Slam?"
"My whole year was geared toward what was it going to take to be mentally and physically to go into the US Open with one thing on my mind and that was winning."