Taylor Fritz is something of a late bloomer in the game of tennis. This is despite the fact that both his father Guy Henry Fritz and mother Kathy May Fritz are former professional tennis players.
But the fact that he has tennis in his blood means that when he did take up the sport, he was fairly good at it. His first ITF tournament came when he was aged 15.
He showed plenty of promise and then three years later turned pro and was given a wildcard for an ATP event in Nottingham.
Amazingly, he won his first-ever match on tour – and that win came against an established name in Pablo Carreno Busta. He turned pro after winning the junior US Open and quickly progressed through the ranks. Fritz also became only the ninth pro tennis player in history to win multiple Challenger tournaments before turning 17. That put him in a very elite company; others to have achieved this feat include Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Bernard Tomic, Tomas Berdych, Richard Gasquet, and Juan Martin del Potro.
Norrie and Fritz have had quite an evenly-matched rivalry over the span of their careers so far. Out of the seven matches they have played against one another, Norrie has emerged victorious in four. However, Fritz does hold a Grand Slam victory over the Brit.
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The two Americans have faced another a number of times and it has been Fritz who has come out on top on most occasions. Opelka has only won in one of the eight matches and that was at Tokyo in 2019. Fritz holds one Grand Slam won over his compatriot.
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Fritz and Johnson have faced each other six times so far, with the former racking up four wins. One of those victories came at the 2021 Wimbledon.
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