Taylor Fritz Almost Beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. The Loss Still Hurts.


Taylor Fritz leaned across the long table, his cheeks cupped in his hands, his face flushed with exhaustion and emotion.

It was not long after Fritz had lost a four-hour, 21-minute Wimbledon quarterfinal to Rafael Nadal in July — a match that featured a fifth-set super tiebreaker in addition to a medical timeout to tend to Nadal’s torn abdominal muscle — and the magnitude of Fritz’s heartbreak engulfed the room.

“I really, really wanted this match,” Fritz said at the time. “I was…



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