Taylor Fritz

Taylor Fritz

Height: 6ft 3in / 1.93m

Date of Birth: 28 October 1997

World Ranking: 23

Plays: Right-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand

Birthplace: California, United States

Achievements

  • Taylor ended the 2021 season in career-high ranking of world No.23 after winning 12 of his final 16 matches of the year
  • Thanks to that run he is now the USA’s top-ranked male player on the ATP Tour
  • Taylor reached the final of the St Petersburg Open in October
  • He won his first ATP Tour title at Eastbourne, UK, aged just 21
  • He is the youngest American to enter the world’s top 25 since Andy Roddick in 2004
  • In 2016, at the age of 18, Taylor reached his first final on the ATP Tour, at the Memphis Open, becoming the youngest American finalist since the start of the ATP Tour in 1990
  • In 2015 he become the first American to win the US Open Boys’ singles title
  • He is the first American to play the Mubadala World Tennis Championship since James Blake and Andy Roddick feature in the inaugural edition in 2009

Fun Facts

  • Taylor began playing tennis at the age of two
  • He likes playing on all surfaces and his favourite shots are serve and forehand
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, he teamed with social media influencer Addison Rae to win a Nintendo Mario Tennis tournament and donate $1 million to No Kid Hungry, which works to end child hunger in USA
  • He is an avid gamer and last year became one of the biggest names in tennis to invest in a global esports business. His favourite video games include FIFA and Fortnite
  • He is a huge Manchester United fan and watches their matches wherever he is in the world. He is also a big NFL fan, and his favourite team is the Los Angeles Chargers
  • Taylor spends a lot of time in the gym and particularly enjoys ‘core’ workouts