All About Taylor Fritz, His Marriage, and His Divorce

Published 10/29/2020, 12:53 PM EDT
Taylor Fritz of the United States reacts to winning a point against Denis Shapovalov of Canada (not pictured) on day five of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


The game of tennis demands a full-time investment for those looking to make a reasonable career in it. Only the ones who have paid the price know its true cost. At the mere age of 23, American tennis professional Taylor Fritz is already the father of a three-year-old and divorced.

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Born into a tennis family, Taylor has an inherent knowledge and comprehension of the sport. His father, Guy Henry Fritz, played professional tennis. However, he found success as a coach. He was named the US Olympic Development Coach of the Year in 2016. His mother Kathy May Fritz is a seven WTA titles winner, a Top 10 player and a three time Grand Slam quarter-finalist.

Their son became the 2015 ITF Junior World Champion. He won his first ATP Tour title defeating fellow American Sam Querrey in Eastbourne 6-3, 6-4 in a minute over an hour.

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Philadelphia Freedoms vs Springfield Lasers from the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Picture Credits: Reuters

My dream is to be the best tennis player: Taylor Fritz

In love with his compatriot and long-time tennis player girlfriend Raquel Pedraza, Fritz got married at the age of 18. Pedraza has contested in all four Grand Slams. She was also the recipient of a dream proposal at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The next year, the couple welcomed their first child, Jordan.

In tennis, if you are good at your game, you are always out on tour, and Taylor Fritz was a rising star participating in every major tournament; it was everything he wanted.

Fritz said, “Nothing’s changed since I became a father. My wife Raquel has really stepped up and she’s just doing an incredible job, because my dream is to just be the best tennis player I can possibly be… It’s really amazing. He’s here.”

Taylor Fritz, divorced at 22

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According to ATPTour.com, Fritz took the racquet on when he was two years old and since then, he has been hooked onto it. He is equally hooked onto Esports, especially FIFA.

Fritz’s marriage with Pedraza ended in December 2019. During the 2020 quarantine, he finally managed to spend some quality family time with his son.

In a conversation with Interview Magazine, the American said, “I took about a month off to just do nothing and I felt like I really needed that. I haven’t had time like that in five years. And when I say nothing, I mean that I wasn’t playing tennis or working out. Instead, I spent time being with my son, sleeping in, and playing video games.”

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Taylor Fritz was recently eliminated in the first round of the Vienna Open 2020 by the Croatian Borna Coric.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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