Taylor Fritz: It was an honor to play against Rafael Nadal



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Taylor Fritz: It was an honor to play against Rafael Nadal

Taylor Fritz, 22, drew positives from his Acapulco campaign after falling just short of winning it all as he insisted it was an honor to play against world No. 2 Rafael Nadal. Fritz, ranked at No. 35 in the world, stood no chance against Nadal in his maiden Acapulco final as the top-seeded Spaniard won 6-3 6-2.

It was the first meeting between 22-year-old Fritz and 33-year-old Nadal. The American has now played at least once against each member of the Big Three group -- which also includes record world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and record 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.

"You always wish you could win, but I still have to take positives out of this week. It was an honour to step on the court with Rafa. I've played Roger and Novak, the other two people I watched when I was a kid. To play with Rafa, who I've watched since I was a kid, it's pretty crazy when you step back to think about it," Fritz said after losing the Acapulco final, via the ATP Tour.