Acapulco, March 1 – Frances Tiafoe’s arrival in the semifinals of the US Open 2022 was an explosion that shook the tennis world. On his way, he defeated four-time U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal and thus became the first American to reach that stage since Andy Roddick in 2006.
The spotlight was immediately on him.
French came to professional tennis in 2015 and two years later, at the beginning of 2017 he was already among the top 100 of the ATP, then came five years of ascent, a period in which he lifted the title of the Delray Beach tournament in 2018, and then his amazing performance at the US Open.
Now, he is ranked in the top 20, 15th to be exact although his best ranking was reached at the beginning of last February when he reached 14th place, just 4 disputed and difficult places away from the Top-10 a zone to which Tiafoe aspires to reach.
This week, the player, whose parents came to the United States from Sierra Leone in 1996, was born on January 20, 1998, is enjoying his time at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC, where he has already reached the quarterfinals.
“I think I’m coming to Acapulco at my best. I’m super excited to play and to be here and try to compete,” said Tiafoe in statements to the organization that celebrates the XXX edition of the tournament.
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