‘My Heart Was Racing’ – Taylor Fritz’s Girlfriend’s Mother Reveals ‘Stressed’ Times As the Couple Aims To Popularize Tennis in America

Published 01/18/2023, 1:09 PM EST
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Facing Rafael Nadal on the opposite side of the court is both a dream and a nightmare come true for every young tennis player. And that must have been a nerve-wracking experience for Taylor Fritz, despite prevailing in the encounter. He overcame the nervousness and focused on the game and took down the legendary tennis legend in the finals of the 2022 Indian Wells. Taylor Fritz’s girlfriend’s mother recently opened up about how emotionally taxing it was during the final in the docuseries, ‘Break Point’.

A proud tennis enthusiast, Heather Riddle boasted about her daughter Morgan Riddle and her boyfriend and American tennis sensation Taylor Fritz. She detailed the experience of watching the finals of the 2022 Indian Wells.

The mother of Taylor Fritz’s girlfriend opens up about the tense Indian Wells experience 


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Taylor Fritz took down an injured Rafael Nadal in the finals of the Indian Wells last year. After an astounding performance, the American tennis sensation made a name for himself in the tennis realm. However, it was a testing period for his loved ones.

His girlfriend’s mother recently talked about the experience through her Facebook account. The tennis docuseries, ‘Break Point’ featured his ordeal during the finals of the Indian Wells. She expressed her love for the sport and hailed them for promoting tennis in the US. She stated, “Kudos to them and everyone who appears Break Point—a docuseries on tennis that dropped the first six episodes today. Episode three spotlights Taylor’s battle at Indian Wells (and Maria Sakkari who is incredible).” 

Mar 15, 2022; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Taylor Fritz (USA) celebrates as he defeats Jaume Munar (not pictured) in a third set tie breaker in his third round match at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Furthermore, she talked about Indian Wells and stated, “If you watch it and think Morgan looks stressed, you would be right. I remember our texts before that final match and my heart was racing! Being a tennis fan is intense.”

The new generation of tennis players are here to stay. And though their performances on the court speak for themselves, Netflix’s new tennis docuseries ‘Break Point’ is reaching out to people all over the world. Featuring rising players like Taylor Fritz, Matteo Berrettini, and Nick Kyrgios, it shows the beginning of a new era in tennis.


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Does Taylor Fritz know about the Break Point curse?

Well, it is the new talk of the town in the tennis realm. The idea behind the curse is that the players who have featured in the docuseries, ‘Break Point’ have a tendency to crash out of the ongoing Australian Open, for one reason or another. Nick Kyrgios went out because of an injury and Matteo Berrettini lost the first-round match against Andy Murray.

Taylor Fritz too agreed that he has heard about the rumors. However, he also stated that he does not believe that he would lose because of being in the docuseries. Turns out, he was right. Fritz had an easy win against Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round.


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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

Edited By: Tony Thomas