After conclusion of 69th Orange Bowl yesterday (read more about boys final HERE) ITF released final junior ranking list for 2015, which means we now have junior world champions for 2015 season. Taylor Fritz played his final junior career event at the US Open, but the title in New York was good enough to secure number 1 position at the end of the season.
California native left other juniors to fight for the remaining titles, concentrating on professional tournaments. Following success at home Slam Taylor entered Challenger Tour events, with amazing efficiency. He won back to back titles in Sacramento and Fairfield, also with final in Champaign.
In less than 3 months he made huge improvement on ranking list following those 17 Challenger wins, from being outside 650 to finish 2015 in Top 200 players of the world. Taylor started junior season in Traralgon, before heading to Australian Open where he lost in quarter-final to Seong Chan Hong after great fight in first two sets.
In April he won Easter Bowl Championship and went to Europe for strong run on clay. In prestige Trofeo Bonfiglio Corentin Denolly beat him in semis, but Taylor revenge in Roland Garros, making final where compatriot Tommy Paul prevailed in 3 sets.
In Wimbledon, he made semi-finals in both single and doubles. Fritz's 8th and last junior event in 2015 was US Open, where he destroyed opponents with his huge forehand and service. In the final he beat Tommy Paul (Americans had one of the best junior season ever for that big tennis nation) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-2, to end his junior career in style.
Top 10 junior on year end ranking list for 2015 : 1. Taylor Fritz (USA, 1997) 1356.88 points
2. Casper Ruud (Norway, 1998) 985.00
3. Mate Valkusz (Hungary, 1998) 977.50
4. Seong Chan Hong (South Korea, 1997) 977.50
5. Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (Chile, 1997) 950.00
Orlando Luz (Brazil, 1998) 940.63
7. Mikael Ymer (Sweden, 1998) 910.00
8. Miomir Kecmanovic (Serbia, 1999) 881.25
9. William Blumberg (USA, 1998) 840.63
10. Alvaro Lopez San Martin (Spain, 1997) 820.00 ITF junior world champions since 2000 : 2015: Taylor Fritz (USA)
2014: Andrey Rublev (RUS)
2013: Alexander Zverev (GER)
2012: Filip Peliwo (CAN)
2011: Jiri Vesely (CZE)
2010: Juan Sebastian Gomez (COL)
2009: Daniel Berta (SWE)
2008: Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE)
2007: Ricardis Berankis (LTU)
2006: Thiemo de Bakker (NED)
2005: Donald Young (USA)
2004: Gael Monfils (FRA)
2003: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
2002: Richard Gasquet (FRA)
2001: Gilles Muller (LUX)
2000: Andy Roddick (USA) ALSO READ: TENNISWORLD EXCLUSIVE - Carlos Moya: ´We´ll take a Long Time to Have a Grand Slam Champion´