Taylor Fritz has proven himself to be the best junior tennis player in the world today. Donald Young did this at the age of 16 but not only did it take years to make a move on the mens tour, but he still has not established himself as a legitimate threat. Bjorn Fratangelo won the French Open junior's title in 2011 but has not blossomed in the pro ranks.
Taylor has a few things that Donald and Bjorn do not have. He is 6'7", has a huge serve, an all-around game along with a great attitude. He also has what this writer considers to be one the best camps around him of any upcoming player. His father, Guy Fritz, was a touring pro who traveled the world with brother Harry Fritz and were regarded as the toughest journeymen in tennis. His mother, Kathy May Fritz, was a top WTA player reaching quarterfinals of the French Open and Wimbledon and was ranked inside the top ten.
This perfect combination of great genetics, a good financial situation, and a champions heart make him an odds-on favorite for big things to come. With Wimbeldon coming up and on a surface that is made for his game Taylor will be an imminent threat. His "California slide" to borrow a Brad Gilbert phrase will be in his penetrating drives and attacking style. "California Dreamin'" is about to become a reality.