Frances Tiafoe isn't just good at tennis – he's intriguing. Intriguing enough that people are starting to talk about Tiafoe – the first American to play two slams in the same year before turning 18 since Pete Sampras and Michael Chang – as the future of American tennis.
His name shines through all the notables at the U.S. Open.
His parents migrated from Sierra Leone to the United States. His father worked as a janitor at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in Washington, D.C., in 1999.
Frances and his twin brother Franklin grew up on the courts. Frances loved tennis from an early age and started playing as a small kid.
At just 15 years of age, Tiafoe won the prestigious Orange Bowl, becoming the youngest boys' singles champion in the tournament's history.
There has been no looking back since then as Tiafoe goes from one milestone to the next.