Tiafoe overcomes Rublev to advance to the US Open semifinals.
On Wednesday, American Frances Tiafoe defeated Andrey Rublev in straight sets to go to the US Open semifinals.
Tiafoe beat ninth-seeded Russian Rublev 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/0), 6-4 in 2 hours and 36 minutes,
hoping to become the first African-American man to win the US Open since Arthur Ashe in 1968.
Rafael Nadal, the greatest tennis player to ever represent Spain, was defeated by American teenager Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round on Monday.
On Friday, 22nd-seeded Tiafoe will play either Jannik Sinner or third-seeded Carlos Alcaraz of Spain in his maiden Grand Slam semifinal match.
Tiafoe, a son of Sierra Leonean immigrants who started playing tennis at the age of four while his father worked as a live-in caregiver at a tennis facility in Maryland,
During a fan interaction on the court, he said, "I always find a way somehow."
A strong service game and an understanding of the crucial moments were the cornerstones of Tiafoe's triumph.