Harry Fritz

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Harry Fritz
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Birthdate February 19, 1951
Birthplace Yuma, Arizona, United States
From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Height 6’4” (1,93m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 1972
Retired 1984
Best ATP singles ranking No. 124 (Unknown)
Best ATP doubles ranking Unknown
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Harry Fritz (born February 19, 1951 in Yuma, Arizona, United States) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 124 and an unknown career-high ATP doubles ranking.

Fritz was born in the United States, but represented Canada and resided in Toronto, Ontario. He competed in the main draw of the 1980 US Open in singles, losing in the first round. In doubles, he reached the second round of the 1991 US Open. He also lost in the first round in doubles of the 1973 Wimbledon, 1978 Australian Open and 1977, 1979, 1980 US Open. In March 1980 at the Grand Prix event in Lagos, Nigeria, he became the first Canadian to reach and ATP final in singles or doubles. At the 1982 Davis Cup Americas Zone semifinal between Canada and Venezuela, he played in the longest singles rubber by number of games. He defeated Jorge Andrew by the score of 16–14, 11–9, 9–11, 4–6, 11–9, a total of 100 games. He retired in 1984.

Fritz is currently living in Rancho Mirage, California, United States, where he is coaching for the Tour Level Player Development Program LLC along his brother Guy and other coaches. He is the uncle of American tennis player Taylor Fritz and the brother-in-law of American former tennis player Kathy May, who was ranked as high as No. 10 in the world in July 1977. Fritz has coached his nephew Taylor and top-10 player CoCo Vandeweghe.

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Masters Grand Prix (0–0)
Grand Prix (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 1980 Lagos Open, Nigeria Grand Prix Clay Peter Feigl (AUT) 2–6, 3–6, 2–6

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 1981 Ogun, Nigeria $25,000 Clay Guy Fritz (USA) Ian Harris (USA)
Craig Wittus (USA)
6–7, 6–7

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A Q3 Q2 A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0 / 1 0–1 0%

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open A A A A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0 / 6 1–6 14%

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