Taylor Harry Fritz was born on October 28, 1997. He reached the ATP finals only during his third career event. Only one other American player has done this.
Taylor Fitz was already exposed to the world of tennis. Both of his parents are professional players. Kathy May Fritz, who was his mother, reached the top 10 players of her time. Guy Henry Fritz, who was his father, also played as a professional tennis player. The older Fritz was awarded as US Olympic Development Coach in 2016. Fitz was the couple’s youngest son.
The American tennis player grew up in San Diego. During his high school year, he won the CIF singles title. He finished high school online, which allowed him to join the ITF Junior events. He played full time when he reached the age of 16. The following year, he joined the 2014 Junior Wimbledon tournament and 2014 Osaka Mayor’s Cup. He reached the quarter finals of all four junior grand slam tournaments. Taylor Fitz reached the finals of a singles match at the 2015 French Open. However, he lost the finals match to Tommy Paul, who is also an American player.
He played his first ATP tournament in Nottingham where won against Pablo Busta. He turned pro after winning the Junior US Open. He was the 9th player to win multiple Challenger Tour titles at the young age of 17.
In 2019, he made it to the third round of the Australian Open but lost to Roger Federer after 3 sets. He made it to the US open and seeded at 26th spot but lost to Feliciano Lopez. He also played several games in Switzerland. He ranked no. 32 in the world.Fritz reached the ATP 500 in Mexico but lost to Rafael Nadal. However, he managed to reach the 24 spot, which was his career high. At the recent 2021 Australian Open, he lost to the world number one, Novak Djokovic. He dropped again to top 30 after losing at the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters and the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open.
Singles – Career record 110–111
Highest ranking No. 24 (March 2,2020)
Current ranking No. 33 (May24, 2021)
Doubles – Career record 24–33
Highest ranking No. 120 (18 November2019)
Current ranking No. 115 (1March 2021)