Taylor Fritz will enter the Top 100 for the first time next week following his defeat of Jeremy Chardy in Acapulco.

The teenager, coming off an appearance in the Memphis final less than two weeks ago, defeated the eighth seed in a three-setter at the ATP event.

"Yeah, it feels amazing to have that consistency," he was quoted as saying by the ATP’s website. “To show I didn’t just do it that one time, to come back and do it again.”

The U.S. Open junior champion has shot up the rankings since joining the tour full-time, climbing almost 700 spots in about six months. The son of two tennis professionals has been working towards such goals for a long time, and does not want to stop here.

"It’s amazing," he said. "Being in the Top 100 puts things in perspective. I’m here and I only want to keep going up. This is a huge milestone for me.”


Fritz, who qualified for the event, next plays Victor Estrella Burgos, one of the oldest players regularly competing on tour.

Fritz, 18, will become the youngest player in the Top 100.