Taylor Fritz shares why del Potro, not Roger Federer, is his idol

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Taylor Fritz shares why del Potro, not Roger Federer, is his idol

In an interview to Milenio, Taylor Fritz explained why Juan Martin del Potro and not Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal is his idol. "Del Potro always had a very powerful game, I always wanted to be a professional player and be the best, so when I looked at the best, Roger and Rafa, who are not that tall, I wanted to look at someone who was as tall as me and that who would beat them, so I picked him and I admire him.

I never faced him, we played doubles and it was unbelievable." On what it means to be a husband, father and in the same time tennis player, Fritz added: "I have to take advantage of what I have when I go back home or bringing them with me in tournaments, i need to handle my time in the best possible way and when I am in tournaments that motivates me to be the best.

I have been working a lot, doing a lot of gym and tennis, trying new things and improving certain shots, details that make you different. Keeping myself healthy makes me avoid injuries." On why he decided to play in Los Cabos, Fritz concluded: "I love the place, it's a great tournament.

Everyone treats you well here and I always want to come back." He has defeated Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Wednesday and he will now face the Italian top seed Fabio Fognini. Fritz had ups and downs in the past years. This year he has won the Eastbourne title and he showed to have made big improvements.