Touted as a future champion after an impressive junior career, Fritz is now delivering on his enormous potential and finished the 2021 season as the No.1 American. The 23-year-old achieved a career-high No.13 ranking in March 2022 after advancing to his first Grand Slam singles 4R at the Australian Open and became the first American to win the ATP Masters 1000 singles trophy at Indian Wells since Andre Agassi in 2001. In the final, he upset world No.4 Rafael Nadal, who was at the time undefeated in 20 matches.
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 married Raquel Pedraza, who competed in all four Grand Slams as a junior, in July 2016. Their son, Jordan, was born in January 2017.
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. On debut at Laver Cup Geneva 2019, Fritz shocked Dominic Thiem on the third day of competition. Since then, his results continue to improve across all surfaces. In 2022, he won two titles: the ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells and Eastbourne on grass, ahead of his best showing at Wimbledon, where he narrowly lost a four-hour five-set thriller to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.
Winner: Indian Wells, Eastbourne
Quarterfinals: Dallas, Houston, Monte Carlo, Wimbledon
R16: Australian Open, Acapulco, Miami, ‘s-Hertogenbosch