Meet Taylor Fritz
Welcome to the Hawaii Open, Taylor Fritz!
Taylor Fritz has had a successful 2019 season, reaching a career-high ranking of ATP World Tour No. 25 in August. He became the youngest American to reach this ranking since Andy Roddick in 2001 and captured his first title at Eastbourne defeating fellow American Sam Querrey. Fritz turned pro in 2015 and is currently representing the U.S. in the Davis Cup.
“I’m excited to play in the Hawaii Open and gear up for the 2020 season by competing against some of the best players in the world,” Fritz said. “The islands of Hawaii are beautiful and my family and I visit almost every year. I’m looking forward to exploring everything Oahu has to offer.”
FUN FACTS: TAYLOR FRITZ
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 are Chris and Kyle.
Likes all surfaces. Favorite shots are serve and forehand.
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 with fitness trainer Rodney “Rocket” Marshall.