Latest Frances Tiafoe News

Tommy Paul's Australian run helps make US men relevant again

Jan. 26, 2023 07:07 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tommy Paul was too little at the time to remember watching Andy Roddick win the 2003 U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam singles title for an American man. Paul, now 25, does recall seeing posters from that triumph displayed at the club in North Carolina...

Paul tops Shelton at Australian Open, faces Djokovic next

Jan. 25, 2023 07:53 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tommy Paul received a lot less attention than his younger, less-experienced, opponent, Ben Shelton, heading into their all-American quarterfinal at the Australian Open. Perhaps that was a product of the fascination with the out-of-nowhere Shelton: Just...

At Australian Open, some players say they ignore the bracket

Jan. 16, 2023 22:47 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Awaiting a new topic during a pre-Australian Open news conference, Caroline Garcia — someone skilled and smart enough to reach the U.S. Open semifinals and win the season-ending WTA Finals in 2022 — was worried the next query could involve naming possible...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023: Shelton part of growing crop of US men

Jan. 15, 2023 04:05 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — To get an idea of just how new the whole international pro tennis thing is to Ben Shelton, the 20-year-old NCAA champion from the University of Florida about to make his Australian Open debut, consider this: He says he is using a passport for the first time. ...

Team USA beats Italy to win inaugural United Cup

Jan. 08, 2023 05:52 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — The United States claimed the inaugural United Cup on Sunday in convincing fashion with an overpowering display over Italy in the final of the mixed teams event. No. 9-ranked Taylor Fritz gave the U.S. an unassailable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five matchup when edging...

US beats Britain to advance to United Cup mixed teams semis

Jan. 04, 2023 11:37 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Frances Tiafoe beat Britain’s Daniel Evans 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to move the United States into the United Cup mixed teams tournament semifinals. Tiafoe’s victory gave the Americans an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five Sydney City Final. ...

‘Break Point,’ Netflix’s ‘Drive’ for tennis, debuts Jan. 13

Dec. 14, 2022 10:31 AM EST

A Netflix docuseries about professional tennis called “Break Point” — think of it as that sport’s answer to the popular “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” — will debut on Jan. 13, three days before the start of the 2023 Grand Slam season at the Australian Open. Netflix...

Davis Cup: Italy tops US in doubles to reach semifinals

Nov. 24, 2022 11:34 AM EST

MÁLAGA, Spain (AP) — Italy beat the United States in a doubles decider Thursday to advance to the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time in eight years. Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini defeated Tommy Paul and Jack Sock 6-4, 6-4 to secure a 2-1 win for Italy after the teams split...

Tiafoe, Fritz try to give US 1st Davis Cup title since 2007

Nov. 21, 2022 14:06 PM EST

Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz spent 2022 achieving milestones for themselves — and for U.S. men’s tennis — and now they’ll try to take another step this week by earning their country's first Davis Cup title in 15 years. “It’s been a long time since we’ve had the team...