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My Wimbledon: Taylor Fritz | ATP Tour

My Wimbledon: Taylor Fritz | ATP Tour


Taylor Fritz will make his seventh look at Wimbledon when he takes to court docket on Monday in opposition to Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann.

The ninth-seeded American, who superior to the quarter-finals final yr, caught up with ATPTour.com forward of his opening match to debate his favorite Wimbledon reminiscences, moments and rather more…

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What’s your first Wimbledon reminiscence?
I did not actually watch loads of tennis rising up, however one reminiscence I do have is that loopy Rafa and Fed last. It was some match.

What’s your first reminiscence of enjoying at Wimbledon?
I performed as a junior. It was actually cool. It’s the most prestigious match in tennis, so the primary time there was a wow feeling. ‘I am right here, I made it’. You are taking a step again and type of take a look at it when you get there.

What’s your favorite second at Wimbledon?
I feel simply the primary time I used to be there as a junior. I made a extremely large breakthrough and doubtless began to suppose that perhaps I might truly be a profitable skilled tennis participant. As a result of I used to be not ranked that prime or something as a junior. I made the semi-finals of the juniors after I was 16. And I feel that is actually after I was like, ‘Wow, perhaps that is one thing I would truly be ok to do, to turn out to be knowledgeable’.

After which after all, final yr successful my spherical of 16 match to make quarter-finals for the primary time. That was a giant second for me. I would by no means been to quarter-finals of a Slam.

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Do you may have a favorite Wimbledon custom?
I feel at occasions the little particulars is perhaps just a little strict. However on the finish of the day, I feel all of the traditions are a giant half. It is good. I feel the custom ultimately is what makes Wimbledon, Wimbledon. And it would not fairly be the identical with out the all-white, with out the strawberries and cream. I feel if these items had been to vary, Wimbledon would not fairly be Wimbledon.

Do you may have a favorite court docket at Wimbledon?
Not but. However we are going to see after this yr.

What’s your favorite half about being in London?
It is undoubtedly good after touring round Europe rather a lot to be in one other English-speaking nation. That is one thing that you simply miss rather a lot. I simply take pleasure in being right here. The excitement round Wimbledon’s at all times nice. It is nice to really feel the power of individuals, who’re actually excited and care about tennis.

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