Frances Tiafoe has confessed that reaching the semifinals of the US Open in 2022 is something that holds a special place in his heart. That year he defeated four-time New York champion Rafael Nadal and became the first American to reach that stage since Andy Roddick in 2006.
Since then his career took a complete turn, he became a celebrity in his country, brands wanted to relate to him, several sponsorships were closed, but with the same fame came the pressure to increase his level and take the next
step. Also a debate resurfaced and has taken on more strength, who could return American tennis to its glory?
There is no doubt that Taylor Fritz has been the most consistent, but his compatriots Tommy Paul, Ben Shelton, Sebastian Korda and of course Big Foe, who at 25 years old has shown that he has the ability to give great stories accompanied by his unmatched charisma. In the second season of Break Point on Netflix he reveals himself, he wants to make his mark as an Arthur Ashe or the Williams sisters.
The popular series that follows several players on the tour makes it clear that Tiafoe is one of the most loved by his peers. At the same time, his compatriots know that they have to have respect for him, which is why there
is a healthy rivalry between them, who have shared the road to professionalism since they were teenagers.
Frances has been playing since the age of three, made the leap to professional in 2015 and two years later, at the beginning of 2017 he was already among the top 100 of the ATP. Years of ascent followed, where he won his first title in Delray Beach in 2018, there he beat one of his idols, Juan Martin del Potro. He also won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in 2020.
He got his second and third title in 2023 season in which he won the trophy in Stuttgart on grass and Houston on clay. He remains within the Top 20 of the ATP ranking, but the goal in 2024 is not only to add more titles, but to return to the Top 10 and be the best of his country.
For this purpose, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC is one of the venues that could best suit his performance.