The next hope in U.S. Men’s Tennis is here. Today Frances Tiafoe defeated Márton Fucsovics from Hungury in straight sets; 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. It was by far the easiest match for him so far in this tournament, coming after a 5-set battle with the Australian John Millman. He has become the youngest U.S. male tennis player since Donald Young in 2011 to get this far in America’s major. He is also the last U.S. male player left in the tournament.
Anyone who follows tennis knows that the talent on the U.S. Men’s side has been atrocious since Andy Roddick retired. John Isner and the fore-mentioned Donald Young have had promising moments but never seemed to be able to break through. Jack Sock has had his moments as well, but he’s had more achievements in Doubles than Singles. Taylor Fritz is a talented young player as well, with a very strong game, but he can’t seem to put it all together either. Next round, Tiafoe faces the #3 seeded player Daniil Medvedev on Monday and it will definitely be a tough one. However, no matter the result of that match, Frances’ play during this tournament is both a great achivement for him & U.S. men’s tennis.