The year 2016 was witness to a number of upcoming talents, incredible matches and potential rivalries to be seen. With the so called transition-period of Tennis taking place, will the quality set by the Big 4 be matched by the #NextGen stars? Hopeful of a strong Tennis future, we take a look into the top emerging players the year of 2016 has seen, and what to expect from them in the years to come.
5.) Taylor Fritz (USA)
Fritz was awarded the 2016 ATP ‘Star of Tomorrow’ award, and rightly so given that he is currently the youngest player in the Top 100 in the world, having just turned 19 years old.
Having found success on the ATP Challenger Tour and an equally successful junior career, reached his first ATP Final at the Memphis Open where he lost to three time defending champion Kei Nishkori. With this run, he became the 2nd fastest American to reach and ATP Final, doing so in just his 3rd career event, the fastest being John Isner.
Having achieved a career high ranking of World No. 53, Fritz has come into prominence, and will hopefully become consistent in a good couple of years.
Rahul is a tennis enthusiast and loves to write about sports in general. His inspirations are Rafael Nadal, Michael Phelps and Roger Federer.