22 year old American tennis star Taylor Fritz says Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have dominated the the sport of tennis for so long because of one simple reason – they are simply just better. In an interview to Market Watch, Fritz says, “They take care of their bodies as well as they can.
But they didn’t have them (the chefs and other support staff) before, and they were still the best. They’re just better.” Speaking about his recent investment in the company ReKTGlobal, Fritz says he is passionate about gaming and hence wanted to invest in that space.
“They were looking for investors who were passionate about gaming. I looked into it and they’re the parent company of a lot of games I play, like Rogue and Call of Duty. So I was very familiar with a lot of stuff they had.
For a long time I’ve been saying esports are going to blow up. I wish I had the money to invest like five years ago. Esports are going to keep growing. I have someone who invests my money in a safe way so it continues to grow.
For this investment, I talked to a lot of people and had them look at the contracts and the fine print. But in the end it was my decision. This is the first investment I’ve done on my own. I’ve always been pretty good under pressure.
My record as a pro in third-set tiebreakers speaks for itself. I don’t get nervous. When the pressure is on, I play better. I trust myself. And if I know my opponent is nervous, it’s easier for me to read them.”
Finally, Fritz says he enjoyed playing in the team competitions at the Laver Cup and Davis Cup last year but they were both tough to lose. “They both were tough to lose. Davis Cup especially. It’s unfortunate how they did the groups.
But I love the team events. I get more pumped up playing for a team than normal. At the Laver Cup my emotions were really high. I won a huge match that put Team World one match from winning it for first time ever. When you’re in it, you can feel how special it is.
You’re so much more nervous than normal playing for a team, and you don’t want to let your team down.”