TaylorFritz made history on Saturday by becoming the first American male tennis player since the former US Open champion Andy Roddick In 2009/10 he reached the semifinals of the Indian Wells Masters in a row. This achievement came after defeating Miomir Kecmanovic in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Indian Wells Masters, securing his place in the semifinals of the tournament.
Having accomplished such a feat, TaylorFritz recalled his childhood memories of watching his idol Andy Murray play at the Indian Wells event, as well as being lucky enough to get the Brit’s autograph. “I remember watching Andy Murray’s match when he was younger. They had him, unbelievably, on one of the side courts. I remember that when I got his autograph.”
Taylor Fritz has a long list of accomplishments at Indian Wells where he is always a fan favorite. Raised near San Diego to a former WTA Tour player Kathy Mayhe started attending the event as a child.
Familiar with the court from an early age, The 24 year old He then revealed his motivation for becoming a tennis player and how he got to where he is now. in his words, “These are the moments I play tennis, the reason I wanted to be a professional athlete as a kid. That’s why I do this, is that moment when you win, you can finally relax, let it all out. I especially take it from the crowd.”.
Taylor Fritz will go head-to-head with Andrey Rublev in the semifinals of Indian Wells 2022
After a strong performance at the ATP Cup, where he defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime and Cameron NorrieTaylor Fritz advanced to the fourth round Australian Open before falling to Stefanos Tsitsipas in a five-pointer. Since then he’s shown his potential in tournaments like this Dallas open and the Mexican Open. The American then arrived in Indian Wells and won his first match against Kamil Majchrzak. He then upset Jaume Munar, Alex de Minaur and Miomir Kecmanovic to reach the semifinals for the second consecutive year, where his opponent was Andrei Rublev waiting for him.
As it turns out, these two players go way back. According to Fritz, they attended training together and played together in the juniors. He also revealed that he was impressed to see the wonders they both create on the tennis court. “I think back to when we were 17 years old when we played juniors just like before any of us had any professional results. It’s really cool to see how we came together and the results we’re producing now.”.
In addition, Sunday’s game will be enticing in many ways, as it’s not just a clash of opponents for the crown, but also a battle between childhood pals on the pitch.
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