The 2022 Wimbledon Championships is barely half over but Taylor Fritz played the point of the tournament in his 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-3 second-round win over Alastair Gray, nailing a dive volley that has already gone viral on social media.
For the young American, it’s unquestionably the shot of his career.
“That's got to be No. 1 because especially just the moment, as well,” he said after the match. “It's a huge set point. Really, really big point to do it on, just to go full dive and hit the winner.”
Fritz had rallied from a 2-5 deficit in the second set to take a commanding lead in the subsequent Sudden Death, earning five set points in a row at 6-1. Undaunted, the British wild card saved two and was celebrating a third after making a strong forehand volley.
Ostensibly out of the point, Fritz fearlessly dove for the reply as Gray was already fist-pumping, landing the shot to seal the two-set lead.