After Frances Tiafoe played the last point in his victory against Rafael Nadal, the American’s girlfriend, former NCAA national champion and tennis pro Ayan Broomfield, was shocked as he stood with her mouth wide open for a few seconds.
Broomfield shared her reaction on Instagram, where she is posting regularly.
How did Frances Tiafoe’s love story begin
In a 2018 press conference in Toronto, the American Frances Tiafoe revealed how his love story with his current girlfriend Ayan Broomfield who supported him during this year's Rogers Cup started.
"A friend, Vickie Duval -- I'm sure you guys heard the name -- said (in) some 2015, earlier in that year, said you all should date. And I thought, okay, that's quite bold," Tiafoe said. "But then, obviously Instagram these days and slid in her direct messages.
It was quite weird. I don't usually do it, and we started talking a little bit, and then I asked for her number. And I was like, okay, well, the US Open is coming soon. You're Canadian. Surely you came with your family or what not.
She dodged it and tried to play hard to get, whatever, whatever. And then she eventually came in the end. She watched me play. I think I played Georgia that year. It was 2017. And then mixed doubles. I spent some time with her. She had some family in Harlem, so I did a little bit of hanging out with her.
I was like, jeez, we're not even dating yet, and I'm already meeting your family. We're moving quite quick here, but that was another story. And then the last day there, I was like, I'm going home and you're going back to Canada.
You're going to Clemson soon. Actually, UCLA. But I was, like, well, I guess this is my chance. Can we date? And then I actually did it over FaceTime. I didn't even do it in person. I'm not even going to lie. I was tight.
I was tight. She said yes. She had a long pause and then said yes. And then that's -- yeah, the story goes on."