‘Don’t Feel Like It’s Too Forced’ – American Star Taylor Fritz Intends to Present His Authentic Self in the Upcoming Netflix Documentary

Published 07/01/2022, 7:10 AM EDT
Mar 20, 2022; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Taylor Fritz (USA) holds the championship trophy after defeating Rafael Nadal (ESP) in the men’s final at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Netflix, after covering the thrilling life of F1 racers, has taken a project to bring tennis fans closer to their idols. After watching the success of ‘Drive to Survive’ series, the entertainment company has decided to dedicate a series to tennis. The series shot in a documentary format will showcase the lives of tennis professionals during tours. With some time in hand before its release, Taylor Fritz gave a glimpse of the series.

Fritz, while addressing the press in London, spoke about the much-anticipated documentary covering the ATP and WTA tours. Here’s what he had to say about the same.


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Taylor Fritz shares his thoughts about the upcoming Netflix production

The 2022 Indian Wells champion, after addressing the dedication of Netflix’s crew, spoke about how they have pieced the entire thing. He said, “It’s been fun. I don’t feel like it’s too forced. Even like if they are around, they are almost shadowing me. Just catching the things I say.”

Thereafter he added, “And I try to imagine they are not there because I just don’t wanna come off as someone I am not for the show. I want it to be very authentic. I think it’s going to be great for tennis.” Netflix has collaborated with all the four Grand Slams to capture the natural selves of players before and after the games. Also, the change in their attitude when shifting from one major event to another.


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Further, apart from the American, the current World no.1 Daniil Medvedev also spoke about the documentary with excitement.

Fritz’s performance in the grass-court season this year


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After having only one noteworthy run in the entire clay court season, that is the Monte Carlo Masters. The 24-year-old stepped on the grass courts of S-Hertogenbosch open and Queen’s Club Championship where he failed to make it to the latter stages. However, following that, he saw an upturn in form.

Aug 4, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Taylor Fritz of the United States stretches for a forehand against Denis Kudla of the United States (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Fritz took part in the ATP 250 event based in Eastbourne. At the Eastbourne International, he defeated players like Alexander Bublik and Alex De Minaur to reach the finals. In the finals, he outclassed fellow American tennis ace Maxime Cressy by 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-6(5) to claim the title.


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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.