Frances Tiafoe Jr. is a professional tennis player from the United States. He turned 24 years old on January 20, 1998. Tiafoe was ranked as high as No. 24 in the world in singles as of September 7, 2022, and No. 160 in the world in doubles as of November 1, 2021, according to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
At the 2018 Delray Beach Open, Tiafoe won his first and only ATP title, making him the youngest American to do so since Andy Roddick in 2002.
Tiafoe, a USTA regional training facility in College Park, Maryland, where his father served as head of maintenance, was raised there as the son of immigrants from Sierra Leone.
He was widely regarded as having a strong chance to become one of the next American tennis stars because of his exceptional background and success as a teenager.
Tiafoe was the tournament’s youngest-ever boys’ singles champion in 2013, winning the Orange Bowl at the age of 15. Since Michael Chang in 1989, he entered the French Open main draw at the age of 17, making him the nation’s youngest player.
He won the US Junior National Championship while still a teen, and he also had success on the ATP Challenger Tour, where he made it to nine finals and took home four titles.
In the ATP rankings, Tiafoe debuted in the top 100 in 2016. He made it to the quarterfinals of the 2019 Australian Open, and at the 2022 US Open, he made it to the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time.