Frances Tiafoe

Frances Tiafoe

Height: 6ft 2in / 1.88 m

Age: 24 (Jan 20 1998)

Career High: 17

Titles: 1

Plays: Right-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand

Achievements

  • Tiafoe reached a career-high ranking of World No.17 in October after beating Miomir Kecmanovic in straight sets on route to the final of this year’s Rakuten Japan Open
  • At last month’s US Open, Tiafoe reached the final four of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. In doing so, he became the first American male to contest a semi-final at Flushing Meadows since Andy Roddick in 2006.
  • Inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, he defeated 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the Round of 16 before beating 2021 Mubadala World Tennis Championship winner Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals
  • Tiafoe has advanced to the US Open 4R in 2020 through 2022, becoming the first American since Mardy Fish a decade earlier to do so in three consecutive years
  • Former World No.2 junior, Tiafoe earned his personal-best 33 victories in 2021
  • Tiafoe won his first ATP Tour title as a 20-year-old at Delray Beach in 2018 and remains the youngest
  • American champion since Roddick (19) in Houston in 2002
  • As a teenager, Tiafoe won the US Junior National Championship and achieved great success on the ATP
  • Challenger Tour, reaching nine finals and winning four titles

Fun Facts

  • Tiafoe’s father worked as a maintenance man at the Junior Tennis Champions Centre in Maryland, USA.
  • Tennis fever quickly rubbed off on the youngster, who was later accepted into the academy on merit
  • At the age of 15, Tiafoe won the 2013 Orange Bowl, the tournament’s youngest boys’ singles champion
  • Tiafoe has a twin brother named Franklin, who went on to play tennis at DeMatha Catholic High School and Salisbury University
  • Like fellow American Roddick, Tiafoe is also a high-speed hitter off the baseline with his serve reaching in excess of 140mph