Frances Tiafoe Becomes First Black American Man to Reach U.S. Open Semifinals Since 1972

Frances Tiafoe cut down Andrey Rublev in straight sets Wednesday during the U.S. Open quarterfinals at Arthur Ashe Arena, transforming into the essential American man to make the opposition’s end adjusts since Andy Roddick in 2006. The 24-year-old from Maryland is similarly the important Dark American man to make the U.S. Open end adjusts since Arthur Ashe in 1972.

The No. 22 seed Tiafoe ensured a 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-0), 6-4 victory over the No. 9 seed Rublev. This was Tiafoe’s second calling Huge homer quarterfinal, and he entered it with assurance and power right after upsetting Rafael Nadal in four sets during the Round of 16. That was not a little achievement, as Nadal went into that direction with 22 successive Huge homer victories, having made fundamentally the quarterfinal of all of the last 16 majors he participated in since the 2017 U.S. Open.

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“Man, this is wild. This is crazy,” Tiafoe said during his post-match interview. “Having the best progress of my life 24 hours earlier and arising and getting another gigantic achievement.”

After the accomplishment over Rublev, Tiafoe had the gathering roaring as he celebrated by doing a little move.

Notwithstanding the way that Rublev kept it close and had the choice to take the underlying two sets to tiebreaks, he was unable to stop Tiafoe, who is as of now 6-0 in unexpected passing rounds at the ongoing year’s U.S. Open. Rublev was obviously disheartened, particularly during the ensuing unexpected passing round – – which Tiafoe overpowered 7-0 – – and answered by pulverizing the racket against his knees. He hit the racket so hard that he expected to exchange it out.


Tiafoe is at this point seeking after his most essential Huge grand slam title, and in spite of the way that he is amped up for how far he has made it in New York, he understands the occupation isn’t done as of now. He will take on either Jannik Delinquent or Carlos Alcaraz on Friday night.

Tiafoe gets a chance to end a long drought for the Americans, who have gone 74 consecutive majors without a title in a men’s resistance – – the longest series of disappointments in U.S. tennis history. No American man has won the U.S. Open since Roddick took the title in 2003. The strain is on Tiafoe, but he is apparently ready for the test.