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10 player Marin Cilic at Indian Wells 2017. Just last month he made his third visit to Wimbledon, where he was edged out in an exciting five-set match against No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev in the round of 64. Due to weather conditions, the match was suspended overnight with Taylor in the lead after three sets, but the tide turned the next day in favor of Zverev.
“Taylor has a big game and a big serve to match,” said Welsh. “It really has been a powerful weapon and gotten him out of trouble and helped him to come back in some key matches. His height is another huge advantage and I really believe he could be a Top 10 player in the not too distant future.”
Taylor is married to Raquel Pedraza and has a young son, Jordan — born in 2017. In the rare times he is not busy with tennis, he loves to just spend time with his family and said it doesn’t really matter what they are doing as long as they are together. When asked to name an ATP player
he would like to play against, he chose Rafa
  Taylor Fritz with his wife, Raquel Pedraza and their son, Jordan
    Judy Welsh
Paul Kepler
because he said he is one of the best and he grew up watching him play.
Another young American star, Mackie, hails from the Bay Area city of Piedmont. Now 23 years old, Mackie was a college tennis standout at UCLA (2014–16), making a name for himself by winning both the 2016 NCAA singles and doubles titles before turning pro.
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