Name: Taylor Fritz
Born: October 28, 1997
Turned Pro: 2015
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Born in California, U.S.A. on the 28th of October 1997, Taylor Fritz's mother is a three-time former Grand Slam quarter-finalist in her own right (French Open - 1977,1978, US Open - 1978), Kathy May.
As a junior, Fritz would first make an impact at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, reaching the semi-finals of the boys' singles before falling to compatriot and eventual winner Noah Rubin.
In 2015 Fritz would reach the final of the junior French Open, losing to Tommy Paul before gaining revenge in the final of the junior US Open, beating Paul in three sets to claim the title.
Turning professional shortly after his US Open success, Fritz would qualify for his first senior Grand Slam at the 2016 Australian Open although he would suffer a first-round defeat to Jack Sock.
In 2017 he would secure the first Top 10 win of his career thanks to a victory over Marin Čilić at Indian Wells and later that year would finally reach round two of a Grand Slam at the seventh time of asking with a straight sets win over Marcos Baghdatis at the US Open.
Thanks to a solid 2018 that included runs to the fourth round at Indian Wells and the third round of the US Open, Fritz broke into the world’s top 50 for the first time, ending the year as number 47.
After losing to Roger Federer in the third round of the 2019 Australian Open, Fritz would claim his first ATP Tour Title at Eastbourne, beating Sam Querrey in straight sets.
Seeded 27th at the 2020 French Open, Fritz would defeat Tomáš Macháč in a five-set thriller and Radu Albot in straight sets before losing 7-6, 6-3, 7-6 to Lorenzo Sonego in a third-round match that included the longest tie-break in French Open history.
At the 2021 Australian Open, Fritz would come from two sets down to Novak Djokovic before eventually losing in a deciding set in the third round. He would end the year world ranked number 23 and the number 1 ranked American.
Fritz would begin 2022 by reaching the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career at the Australian Open. After wins over Maximilian Marterer, Frances Tiafoe and Roberto Bautista Agut, Fritz would be defeated by Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets.
The biggest win of Fritz budding career would come a few months later as he defeated Rafa Nadal in the final of Indian Wells to claim the title becoming the first American to win the title since Andre Agassi in 2001.
At the 2022 Wimbledon Championship Fritz would reach the quarter-final before being defeated by Nadal in an instant classic, losing out in a fifth-set tiebreaker.
Fritz’s fifth ATP Tour title would come at 2023 Delray Beach Open. Beating Miomir Kecmanović in the final, Fritz would rise to fifth in the world rankings, a career-high.
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