Taylor Fritz has invested in eSports, one of his main highlights away from the tennis court as he has shown his skill in it during the lockdown winning multiple charity events and he spoke recently about the thought process behind it.

“I always thought that the esports market was going to be big. I thought that it was a good time [to invest] and an opportunity presented itself, so I went for it,” Fritz told ATPTour.com.

“I’ve watched a lot of the London Royal Ravens in the Call of Duty League and seen some of their pro players play in other games. I’ve gotten to play with some of those guys in public matches; so that’s been a lot of fun.

”There are some similarities to being a professional gamer and a professional tennis player because if you want to be good at anything; it takes a lot of time and hard work.”

“I like anything where I can be competitive playing against somebody. I bring my gaming laptop and controllers when I’m on the road and then also put a screen in my suitcase,” Fritz continued.

“The computer runs everything but sometimes the hotel wi-fi isn’t good enough; so then I just can’t play that week.

“Nick Kyrgios is probably one of the better gamers on Tour. He’s incredibly good at Call of Duty and FIFA. Jack Sock is really good at Fortnite as well.”

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Author: Samuel Gill