Fritz is making his third appearance for Team World and flourishes in team competition. On debut at Laver Cup Geneva 2019, Fritz shocked Dominic Thiem on the third day of competition and contributed to Team World’s breakthrough title at the O2 in London in 2022, holding back Cameron Norrie in Saturday’s singles. As America’s highest-ranked player, he broke into the top 10 for the first time in October 2022, having won his maiden ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells (d. World No. 4 Rafael Nadal) and reaching the semifinals of the 2022 ATP Finals, again knocking out Nadal.
Fritz, who grew up idolizing Juan Martin del Potro and Pete Sampras, began playing tennis when he was two. His father, Guy, is a tennis coach and his mother, Kathy May, is a former top 10 player. Fritz featured in the Netflix Series Breakpoint, which aired at Australian Open 2023.
Winning the US Open boys’ singles title in 2015, as well as making the Roland Garros boys’ final, helped Fritz rise to world No.1 in the junior rankings. He reached a first ATP final in Memphis – in only his third tour-level tournament – the following year to break into the world’s top 100 and become the youngest American finalist since Michael Chang in 1989. He received the peer-voted ATP Newcomer of the Year award in 2016 and qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals last season. Since then, his results have continued to improve across all surfaces. In 2022, he won three titles: the ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells, Eastbourne on grass, and Tokyo, following quarantine in Seoul. A Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 2022 – he narrowly lost a four-hour five-set thriller to Rafael Nadal – Fritz won 4 out of 5 singles matches at the United Cup in January, helping Team USA win the inaugural competition in Sydney. He picked up a sixth career title at Atlanta and continued to hold a spot in the top 10 with semifinal finishes at Munich, Monte Carlo, Acapulco and Dallas, and a best-ever quarterfinal finish at the US Open.
Winner: Atlanta, Delray Beach, United Cup (Team USA)
Semifinals: Washington, Munich, Geneva, Monte Carlos, Acapulco, Dallas
Quarterfinals: US Open, Cincinnati, Stuttgart, Indian Wells, Miami