Frances Tiafoe is certainly one of the nicest tennis players on the ATP Tour and among those who most entertain the public in the stands during the various tournaments. The American has chosen to begin preparations for the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the 2022 season, from the ATP 500 in Washington.
The American aims to obtain satisfactory results in his own land, or nearby, and therefore it is possible to expect him as a protagonist at the Masters 1000 in Montreal and Cincinnati, as well as already in the capital. The 24-year-old will play for access to the quarter-finals of the competition in the Italian evening against Dutch Botic van der Zandschulp, seeded number 8 on the scoreboard.
A tough race for the Marvland boy, who will have to give his all to be able to get another important victory.
Tiafoe: "US players don't win Slams because of the Big 3"
At the end of the debut match against Eubanks, Tiafoe said: "I am playing again at a very good level.
This year I have had a hard time, I got injured at the beginning of the season and then I did not play badly at all, but not I was close to the level I had shown at the end of last year. From Wimbledon I feel that I am returning to my level, with good victories, and recovering the positive feelings.
Reaching the fourth round in the London Slam helped me, in addition to the two good games last week in Atlanta, an event in which I reached the semifinals." As to why the Americans fail to win Grand Slams, Frances replied: "This question is asked a lot, it has nothing to do with flags.
It is a question that has Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as culprits. They are a big problem for everyone. Fritz won a Master 1000, Opelka made a final last year and they are both in the top 20. Taylor should have reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, he was close to beating Rafa and I had a good streak in prestigious appointments.
I don't think we're that far off, we're at a very competitive level, Tommy Paul too. I think it's a matter of time. The draws are opening up more and more and I see someone going to make semifinals or finals in the next few years. From there it is possible to go even further."