Photo Credit: ITF
Photo Credit: ITF

17 year old Taylor Harry Fritz, the no.1 ranked junior tennis player in the world, has decided to turn pro. The American has a stellar list of results this year, including an appearance in the junior finals at the French Open.

Agents had been scrambling for Taylor’s signature for some time, and this week a decision was made. He has signed with CAA Sports, and will be managed by Rick Montz. Fritz has a clean slate in regards to endorsements, so look for an apparel and racket deal to be announced in the near future.

Taylor has already competed at the professional level, having received a number of wild cards to pro events. His biggest victory was against Pablo Carreno Busta at Nottingham this year, who was ranked 66th at the time.

Hailing from San Diego, Taylor’s family are no strangers to the professional tennis circuit. His mother, Kathy May Fritz, was a handy player in her own right, reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon on two occasions.

CAA Sports’ tennis division is based in Los Angeles, a relatively short distance from his home town. The firm’s latest signing adds to a client list that includes Thanasi Kokkinakis and Milos Raonic, however they recently lost promising player Jack Sock to IMG.