American tennis star Taylor Fritz, 24, couldn't hide his happiness after reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinal as he acknowledged that a first Grand Slam quarterfinal is a "big deal." On Monday, Fritz delivered a strong performance versus Jason Kubler as he ousted the Australian qualifier 6-3 6-1 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinal.
Earlier this year, Fritz made his maiden Grand Slam last-16 at the Australian Open. Now, he has been through to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. “A first Grand Slam quarter-final, it’s a really big deal,” Fritz said, per the ATP website.
“To be a part of the final eight, and I’m glad I could get the win on the fourth of July, being an American. It’s great, being in my first quarter-final, it just shows that all the hard work I’m putting in is paying off”.
Fritz on enjoying success in 2022
In March, Fritz lifted his maiden Masters title after upsetting Rafael Nadal in the Indian Wells final. Fritz, who is now ranked at No. 14 in the world, achieved his career-high ranking of No.
13 after winning Indian Wells. “There’s not really any secrets, it’s just a lot of time and hard work that I’ve put in,” said Fritz. “I started to kind of find my game at the end of last year, and I’ve been building and working, doing the right things, and it’s good to see that it’s paying off”.
Meanwhile, Cristian Garin is also set for a Grand Slam quarterfinal debut after creating a stunning comeback to beat Alex de Minaur 2-6 5-7 7-6 (3) 6-4 7-6 (6). “Honestly, I don’t have any words right now,” Garin said.
“I just gave everything I have. It was a very tough fight. It was a battle. I think Alex is an incredible player, for me one of the best on grass." Fritz plays Nadal in the Wimbledon quarterfinal, while Garin faces next Nick Kyrgios.