TaylorFritz is taking the tennis world by storm.
From August 2022, the tennis star is the #1 male player in America and No. 12 worldwide. He also defeated the 22-time Grand Slam singles champion Rafael Nadal at the 2022 Indian Wells Masters and earned him his first Masters title.
Soon his fame will transcend the world of competitive tennis as he is set to star in an upcoming one Netflix documentaries that will follow him and other professional tennis players as they compete in four Grand Slam tournaments.
He is supported in these important steps in his career by his friend Morgan Riddle, an influencer who regularly documents her experiences traveling around the world for Fritz’s tournaments.
While Riddle will also appear in the Netflix series alongside Fritz, she’s already become a recognizable face thanks to her large following on social media (she has more than 200,000 followers on tick tock and nearly 100,000 on Instagram).
What else is there to know about Taylor Fritz’s girlfriend? Read on to find out more about Morgan Riddle and her relationship with the tennis champion.
She’s an influencer on a mission to “make tennis cool again”
Riddle has gained tons of followers on both tick tock and Instagram for their fashion, beauty and travel content. However, it is best known for providing an insight into the world of competitive tennis and making the sport more attractive to a younger generation.
One of their most viral tiktoks explains their mission to “make tennis cool again”. She begins the video by saying, “I know that tennis is relatively uncool and unknown in America,” before giving a breakdown of the sport, including the annual tennis schedule, how rankings work, and how many tennis tournaments she attends around the world World.
The video garnered over 700,000 likes as well as some backlash, but Fritz was quick to defend his girlfriend.
“I think what she did was great for our sport. It got a lot of people to check it out. I think you have your typical older fan who can get upset about this. I don’t understand how anyone can get upset about this. I’m a professional tennis player, I’m the one who does this for a living. I agree 100 percent with everything in this video,” said Fritz during a press conference at the 2022 Indian Wells Masters tournament.
She and Fritz have been together for over two years
According to anniversary post On Fritz’ Instagram, he and Riddle have been together for over two years. The tennis star celebrated the milestone on June 3, 2022 with a sweet post, captioned, “2 years has flown by with @moorrgs ❤️ I love you and can’t wait for all the fun times to come 🎉. ”
She and Fritz will be starring in a new Netflix series
Netflix is currently in the process of filming and producing a series about the world of competitive tenniswhich will feature both Fritz and Riddle. The series is made by the same team behind the hit show Formula 1: Drive to survive. In 2022, Riddle confirmed that a Netflix crew filmed her and Fritz for the show tick tock and gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the filming process. She also spoke briefly about the experience on the Hold onto your racquet podcast.
“It’s impossible to know if the show will have the same success as it did formula 1 did, but I hope it does… that would just be unreal for the sport,” she said.
She continued, “The [Netflix] Crew is always there and it was exciting to have them around. I hope it achieves the popularity that the other show had. It would do really great things for the sport.”
She’s from Minnesota
Riddle now travels the world with Fritz for his tournaments, but before embracing her globetrotting lifestyle, she spent her childhood in Minnesota and her young adult years in New York City. Riddle spoke about her Midwestern roots Hold onto your racquet podcast.
“I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and I’m originally from the Midwest,” she told hosts Josefina Gurevich and Shravya Pant. “My dream has always been to go to New York.”
Riddle also explained that growing up in Minnesota, tennis wasn’t a big aspect of her life. “I grew up playing hockey, my whole family is a hockey family … not a soul from Minnesota plays tennis,” she joked, adding that she wasn’t really interested in sports. “Personally, I was more interested in theater and speeches and debates, not sports at all,” she explained.
She attended Wagner College
according to her LinkedIn profile, Riddle graduated from Wagner College in NYC in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature. During her time at college, Riddle was the president of the student alumni association and the public relations chair of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She also completed eight internships, as she announced Hold onto your racquet Podcast, gaining experience in various industries including marketing, public relations, event planning and media.
She has experience in the media and influencer sector
After graduating from college, Riddle was offered a position as a real estate agent for brokerage firm Compass, for which she completed an internship in 2018. she worked in real estate for nine months before moving into media and influencer marketing, where she held positions at companies such as Food Network, Love Your Melon, Hollywire and MuteSix. Eventually, she made social media and influenced her full-time job.
In addition to being an influencer, real estate agent and more, Riddle has worked as a professional model with Wehmann Models and Talent.