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World No. 1 Alcaraz Features In The Wall Street Journal Magazine

Fritz, Norrie, Musetti, Ruud, Sinner among other ATP stars to grace recent magazine covers
August 28, 2023
Theo Wenner
By ATP Staff

Carlos Alcaraz will aim to make headlines at the US Open this fortnight when he tries to defend his title in New York. Off court, the Spaniard has also gained attention, featuring in The Wall Street Journal Magazine in August.

Alcaraz surged to No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings 12 months ago when he lifted his maiden major trophy at the hard-court event. The Spaniard has since gone onto win the crown at Wimbledon and arrives in New York as the top seed.

Earlier this month, Taylor Fritz also featured on the cover of lifestyle magazine Haute Living. Fritz, who is ninth in the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin as he chases a second consecutive appearance at the Nitto ATP Finals, is leading the charge for home success across the American summer hard-court swing. The 25-year-old will next compete at the US Open in New York, where he is hoping to become the first American since Andy Roddick in 2003 to lift the men’s singles title.

Fritz's fellow American stars Frances Tiafoe, Ben Shelton, Tommy Paul and Jessica Pegula have also enjoyed success in 2023. Off court, they were four of 13 Americans who recently took part in a photo shoot, featured in the September issue.

This exciting group of rising Americans represent just about every pathway to professional tennis, from Michael Mmoh’s journey to the Top 100 to Shelby Rogers’ homeschooling. They’re also activists, leading conversations around equality, inclusivity and mental health that push the game to be better. Both individually and as a group, this cohort is determined to write themselves into American tennis history.

American stars
American stars, including Tommy Paul, Sebastian Korda, Ben Shelton, Frances Tiafoe, Madison Keys and Jessica Pegula, feature in September's Vanity Fair Magazine. Photo: Dana Scruggs/Vanity Fair

In July, Fritz also traded in his match kit for some glitz and glamour as he appeared in another fashion publication, Style Magazine.

Featured on the cover of the July/August issue, the 25-year-old Fritz posed in stylish sweaters and overcoats to add his name of ATP Tour stars who have made their way to magazine stands this year.

<a href=''>Taylor Fritz</a> is featured in Style Magazine.
Photo Credit: Marco Cella/Style Magazine

Last month, British No. 1 Cameron Norrie stepped in front Tatler's cameras for chic photoshoot with the fashion and lifestyle magazine. A semi-finalist at Wimbledon in 2022, Norrie posed alongside fellow Britons Jack Draper and Katie Boulter for the publication.

Boulter, Norrie, Draper
From left to right: Katie Boulter, Cameron Norrie and Jack Draper. Credit: Tatler Magazine

Billed as "the new British tennis superstars", the trio was photographed in retro styles fitting the storied tradition of their home major.

The cover story, now live on Tatler's website, begins with Alex de Minaur's shoutout to girlfriend Boulter during an on-court interview at last year's Wimbledon.

Norrie and Draper are far from the only ATP stars to grace the pages of fashion magazines in recent months. In addition to Carlos Alcaraz's February Vogue feature, both the Spaniard and Norway's Casper Ruud have appeared on the cover of L'Equipe this year.

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Ruud also posed for Vogue Scandinavia, where he was the focus of a February spread.

<a href=''>Casper Ruud</a>
Photo from Vogue Scandinavia

The month of May saw Jannik Sinner appear on the cover of Sportweek in Italy, while Holger Rune featured in Icon this June in Spain. Also in June, Lorenzo Musetti was on the cover of Undici in Italy.

Going back to January, a collection of young stars were highlighted in GQ as "the new golden age of tennis". Among those featured and photographed were Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Matteo Berrettini, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Ruud and Rune.

Watch this space — and your local newsstands — to keep tabs as more ATP stars step into the fashion spotlight.

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