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Taylor Fritz Q and A #19

Taylor Fritz

So excited to have Taylor Fritz on this week's Q&A. Taylor is a former world Junior number 1, Youngest American to reach an ATP final since Michael Chang, reached a ATP high of 53, got married in 2016 to tennis player Raquel Pedrazza and had a beautiful baby for in 2017 and he is only 20. Wow and theres so much more to come. 

 

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What age did you start playing tennis at?
2

Fritz as a 12 year old

Taylor as a 12 year old Photo: Instagram

Did any of your parents play tennis?
Yes. His mam Kathy May Fritz was a world top 10 player. 
 

Taylor was the US under 12 National Champ

What was your highest ITF world ranking (under 18)?
Taylor won the 2015 boys US Open beating Tommy Paul after losing to him in the Junior French Open Final that year.

Taylor Fritz 2015 Us Open boys champion

What tennis academy did you train at as a junior?
None. He mainly trained at home during throughout his childhood.

Did you go to University?
No

What age did you decide to go pro?
17

What was your highest ATP ranking?
53

If you weren't a pro what do you think you would be doing?
Really have no idea...

Are you a Km/h or Mp/h person?
Mp/h

Whats your biggest weapon on court?
Forehand

 

Whats your fastest ever serve?
143 Mp/h

 

Do you like flying?
No

Your flying class?
First whenever I can

What clothing company are you sponsored by?
Nike

What rackets do you use?
Head Radical MP
 

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He is also sponsored by Rolex ⌚️

Is the racket personalised for you? Do you know the weight?
Yes and 295 grams unstrung

What strings do you use?
Gut / hawk

What tension are your strings?
55

How many rackets do you carry in your bag for a match?
4-5

What grips do you use?
Solinco

Are you a sweatband person?
No

Did you ever use a tournament towel as a gift!?
Yes of course!

Do you have a pre-match song you like to play to get you in the zone?
Bank account 21 savage

 

Whats the one match that you played that you remember the best?
First slam match win Beating Baghdatis at 2017 US open.

 

Which city has the best on court fans for atmosphere?
For me Indian Wells

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Who was your childhood tennis hero?
Sampras / Federer

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Do you prefer Running/Biking/Love Both or Hate Both?
Running

What is your favourite tennis fitness drill or exercise?
On court 1 guy in a corner, moving me until I can’t stand anymore haha.
When in the gym some V ups with a medicine ball for core .

What do you do to relax while at tournaments?
Sleep, be with friends and family, play video games.

Do you read books?
No.

Whats your all-time favourite movie?
Step brothers.

Huge thank to Taylor Fritz and we hope you have an amazing 2018 :)

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