Taylor Fritz wins his third Rothesay International Eastbourne title

Fritz previously won the Rothesay ATP 250 title in 2019 and 2022
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Taylor Fritz's serve was practically untouchable all week at the 2024 Rothesay International in Eastbourne. It was only fitting that he would win his third Rothesay title at Eastbourne by holding his serve even though it was the most challenging serve game of the week for him.

Fritz was the top seed in the tournament and sailed through the week. Australian Max Purcell proved to be no match for him. In addition to winning his third Rothesay title (and eighth career ATP title), Fritz also becomes the top-ranked American when the new ATP rankings come out on Monday. He takes that distinction back from Tommy Paul.

Taylor Fritz has played great through the grass court season, and many hope that he makes a serious run at Wimbledon. His early-round matchups are favorable. Should he advance to the later rounds, he could contend with Alexander Zverev, the highest-ranked player in his section of the draw.

Can an American man win Wimbledon?

With Tommy Paul and Taylor Fritz both winning grass-court Wimbledon tune-up tournaments, could an American man finally win Wimbledon? Paul is coming off a great win at Queens in addition to Fritz's Eastbourne win.

The American men have been in an incredible Grand Slam drought, and Pete Sampras was the last to win Wimbledon in 2000. Andy Roddick made the Wimbledon final in 2009 but lost to Rafael Nadal.

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Paul and Fritz are not the only American men who will be in contention. Frances Tiafoe, Sebastian Korda, and Ben Shelton round out a young American group. Each wants to end the drought.

Paul and Fritz will also be competing at the Paris Olympics at the end of July. The drought also exists for American men in Olympic competition. Andre Agassi was the last US man to win Olympic gold in men's singles tennis in 1996.

It almost feels like it is now or never for Paul, 27, and Fritz, 26, to turn their summer wins and momentum into either a Grand Slam win and/or an Olympic gold medal.

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