Taylor Fritz was determined to win his first title and spent a lot of time thinking about it since reaching his first ATP Tour final in 2016.
Three years later, Fritz ended the wait when he rallied past Sam Querrey to take the Eastbourne title, and knocking off three Top 50 players on the way.
First ever @atptour title in Eastbourne ✅????????????Been dreaming about this moment for a long time and will never forget it???????? Thank you for everyone who has helped me get here and supported me along the way ???????? Now onto @wimbledon ???? #nike #rolex #head #masimo
The 21-year-old American has proved he can hold his own against the top players; defeating players such as Robert Bautista Agut, Diego Schwartzman and Gael Monfils.
The American played a full grass-court schedule, competing in four grass-court tournaments. His first ATP hard-court tournament of the season will be at the Atlanta Open.
In order to make a smooth hard-court transition, Fritz competed in World Team Tennis for the San Diego Aviators, and get in high-quality match play. On Friday, Fritz lost a 5-4 battle to Sam Querrey of the Vegas Rollers. on the singles court, with the Rollers beating the Aviators 23-15.
Fritz will compete again on July 21 when they battle the Springfield Lasers. The match play will only help Fritz's hard-court transition and he has the potential to make his mark at this year's US Open.
????SOLD OUT???? Our Home Opener is Here!!!! Taylor Fritz will be on the court versus the @vegasrollerswtt Sam Querrey! Bring a used racket to donate to @onemorewin. Come early for free swag and to visit our Activation Zone. Gates open at 6 pm! Due to limited parking we encourage carpooling, ride-sharing or public transportation. We are at full capacity tonight! ???? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Didn't get tickets for tonight? Join us on Sunday at 5 pm for Art of Tennis when we take on the @sgflasers.
Fritz is ranked a career-high No. 30 going into the U.S. hard-court swing.