Fritz narrates inspiring story behind tennis career – “I’m an example of someone who wasn’t good at all”

American tennis star Taylor Fritz narrated the inspiring story behind his tennis career, saying he came from absolutely nothing.

Fritz has been a revelation at the Australian Open. He beat Roberto Bautista Agut in the Australian Open third round, and reached the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career.

The 24-year-old reached the second week of a Grand Slam ranked 22nd in the world. He is having the season of his life, and has big goals for the immediate future.

Fritz narrated the inspiring story behind his tennis career, saying he never expected to get this far.

“I’m a very confident person, and I put a ton of pressure on myself to be better,” Fritz told The New York Times, as quoted by Tennis World USA.

“So it’s been tough for me to not have this fourth-round experience yet with so many opportunities and, I feel like, being the calibre of player who deserved to make at least one.

“But at the same time, I’ve got to look back and look at all of the matches — a lot of really tough draws.”

Taylor Fritz explains how 'crazy false sense of confidence' helped him when he was 15
Fritz (pictured) is having the best season of his career. Source: tennisworldusa.org

Aspirations

“I want to be top 10 this year,” he continued.

“That’s my goal, and I’ll be really disappointed if it’s anything less than that. I feel like, since Indian Wells, I’ve been playing at that level, and it’s a question of staying healthy and keeping this level up.

“And if I keep doing it, I think that’s where I’m going to be. I put a lot of pressure on myself, and I’m really confident, but you have to be if you’re going to make it. How can you ever be good or be the best if you don’t truly — like, truly — believe that you can be?

“I’m a great example of someone who wasn’t good at all when I was 15 years old. But I had this crazy false sense of confidence. Just because you believed, you put in the hard work and you make it happen,” he concluded.

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