Taylor Fritz (born August 21, 1997) is an American professional tennis player who became the top-ranked men’s teenager in the world on January 8, 2017. He is the youngest player ranked inside the ATP top 200 and reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 25 on April 9, 2017, after winning his first ATP title at the Memphis Open.
Taylor Fritz has also had success in doubles, winning three titles with fellow American Francis Tiafoe. He finished 2016 as the No. 9 ranked doubles player in the world. His total career prize money is $4,647,726.
What are Taylor Fritz Grand Slam results?
He reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, his first Grand Slam main-draw appearance, after defeating 21st seed Bernard Tomic in straight sets in the second round and Federico Delbonis in five sets in the third round. He lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in the fourth round. He reached his first ATP semifinal as a lucky loser at the Open Sud de France after Jack Sock retired while Taylor Fritz was leading two sets to love. In April he reached another ATP semifinal, this time at the Memphis Open, where he lost to World No. 7 Dominic Thiem in straight sets. This result propelled him to a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 105, and he became the youngest player in the top 200 at 18 years and 11 months old. He had previously entered tournaments with a protected ranking because his 2016 season was cut short due to mononucleosis, but once he played Memphis that protection dropped off and Taylor Fritz was able to improve his ranking. In June, Taylor Fritz became the youngest American to qualify for a Grand Slam main draw since Michael Chang in 1989 when he qualified for the 2017 French Open.
He lost in straight sets in the first round of Wimbledon to 9th seed Milos Raonic. In August, after reaching another ATP semifinal at the Atlanta Open, he became the second-youngest player to crack the top 100 since 2008. In October he qualified for his first Masters 1000 tournament, the 2017 Shanghai Rolex Masters. However, a shoulder injury forced him to retire during his first match of the main draw against 26th seed Pablo Carreño Busta.
In November Taylor Fritz won his first ATP title, beating compatriot Frances Tiafoe in the final of the 2017 Memphis Open. This result propelled him into the top 50 for the first time.
He finished his breakthrough year by reaching another ATP semifinal at the 2017 Stockholm Open, where he lost to 6th seed and eventual champion Grigor Dimitrov after injuring his groin in the third set of a three-set match.
Taylor Fritz started his 2018 season at the Australian Open, where he defeated 29th seed Kyle Edmund in straight sets to reach the third round, but lost in five sets to 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Two weeks later, Taylor Fritz won his first ATP title on home soil by beating Jérémy Chardy in the final of the inaugural Argentina Open.
Taylor Fritz lost to Kyle Edmund again in the third round at Indian Wells, but this time it was even more heartbreaking as Taylor Fritz had a championship point in the second set tiebreak and also served for the match twice. He bounced back by reaching his second ATP tour-level final at the Miami Open, where he lost to World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in three sets despite leading by a set and a break. This result propelled him from number 75 to number 25 in the ATP rankings, his second best ever after reaching 25th on April 9, 2017.