Roger Federer dominated del Potro for years before 2009 US Open - Tiafoe


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Roger Federer dominated del Potro for years before 2009 US Open - Tiafoe

In an interview to The Undefeated, Frances Tiafoe commented on his childhood idol, Juan Martin del Potro. The American player said: “In 2009 I’m watching del Potro win the US Open, which [Roger Federer] had dominated for years, and I’m like, ‘He’s that dude'

I’ve idolized him since, and never thought I would play him or beat him. After beating him and winning that tournament, my entire mindset changed. I felt like that cemented my status as an ATP player”. Tiafoe feels privileged to compete on the biggest stages in the world of tennis: “I’m living the dream that I tell kids about when I speak to them: It’s not where you are, it’s where you’re going.

Be obsessed with being great”. Tiafoe has big goals for the future: “I want to win Slams, and I want to be the best in the world. I’m living the dream that I tell kids about when I speak to them: It’s not where you are, it’s where you’re going.

Be obsessed with being great. I overcame some incredible odds to get to where I’m at today. Hopefully, there are some young people who will look at me and understand that if you are obsessed with being great at what you do, you can escape any situation