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Players to watch in 2020/21: Taylor Fritz


If the tennis tour does return in 2020 or early 2021 then who are the players to watch out for? Which youngsters could make the biggest impact. Here tennishead picks a player who could make a real impact: Taylor Fritz

 

Taylor Fritz’s potential has been evident ever since he made the world’s top 100 nearly four years ago, but his progress since has been steady rather than spectacular. The 22-year-old American proved his prowess on grass when he claimed his first tour-level title at Eastbourne this summer. He also reached finals at Los Cabos and Atlanta in a year when he claimed the scalps of Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem and Gael Monfils.

 

Taylor Fritz forehand

 

Taylor Fritz career statistics

Taylor Fritz statistics 2019

 

Taylor Fritz personal profile

  • Began playing tennis at age 2 because both parents played.
  • Father, Guy, is a tennis coach; mother, Kathy May, was a Top 10 player on women’s tour; brothers, Chris and Kyle.
  • Likes all surfaces. Favourite shots are serve and forehand.
  • Favourite tournament is US Open.
  • Idols growing up were Juan Martin del Potro and Pete Sampras, who presented him with a cake on 18th birthday at 2015 Monterrey, MEX Challenger.
  • Dream opponents are Sampras and Andre Agassi.
  • Named 2016 ATP Newcomer of the Year.
  • Enjoys playing FIFA and hanging out with friends.
  • Fan of Manchester United and Los Angeles Chargers (NFL).
  • Wife, Raquel Pedraza, played at all 4 junior Grand Slams (married 7 July 2016); son, Jordan (born 20 January 2017).
  • Trains in Carson, CA, USA.
  • Fitness trainer is Rodney “Rocket” Marshall.

 

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