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.