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Tennis player
Born: January 20, 1998 (age 24 years), Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
Parents: Alphina Kamara, Constant Tiafoe
Height: 1.88 m

Current team: Ram / Tiafoe
Nationality: American
Weight: 86 kg
Siblings: Franklin Tiafoe

Age 24(1998.01.20)
Turned Pro 2015
Weight 190lbs(86kg)
Height 6’2″(188cm)

Birthplace Hyattsville, MD, USA
Plays Right-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand
Coach Wayne Ferreira

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Tiafoe’s tennis idol growing up was Juan Martín del Potro, in part because the Argentine was the first pro to sign a tennis ball for him. The two first faced each other at Acapulco in 2017, with del Potro winning the match in a third-set tiebreak.

Tiafoe picked up his first win over his idol at the 2018 Delray Beach Open en route to his first career ATP title.

Tiafoe likes to watch and play basketball, and is a big fan of fellow Washington, D.C. area native Kevin Durant.

He is also a fan of Washington area sports teams, including the Washington Commanders in the National Football League, and the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League.

Tiafoe has embraced his position both as one of the few African American players on the ATP Tour and as a potential role model to youngsters in general, saying, “That’s one of my biggest motivations – to get more black people playing tennis…

But I’m just trying to inspire everyone, doesn’t matter what race… especially younger people.”

Nickname is Big Foe.

Began playing tennis against a wall at age 3 with twin brother, Franklin.

Trained as a kid at the Junior Tennis Champions Centre in College Park, MD, USA, where his father served as Head of Maintenance.

Occasionally came to work with his father and spent entire days at tennis centre. Mother helped him and his brother with school.

Father, Frances Sr., and mother, Alphina, moved from Sierra Leone to USA in 1996.

Visited Sierra Leone at age 8 alongside his mother and brother. “I came back thinking different,” said Frances. “I came back appreciating everything.”

Favourite surface is clay, shot is forehand and tournament is ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells.

Childhood idol was Juan Martin del Potro, whom he beat en route to 2018 Delray Beach title.

Dream opponent is Yannick Noah.

Recipient of 2020 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award.

Ambassador for ThanksUSA and USTA’s National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL).

During COVID-19 pandemic, auctioned off signed memorabilia to benefit Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

Also in 2020, posted “Racquets Down, Hands Up” video that united Black tennis community during Black Lives Matter movement.

Enjoys going to the movies and watching basketball and American football.

Big fan of NBA players Kevin Durant and LeBron James.

Supports Washington Commanders (NFL), Washington Wizards (NBA) and Washington Capitals (NHL).

Former World No. 2 junior achieved career-high No. 24 in August 2022 after earning personal-best 33 victories in 2021, including biggest career win over No. 3 Tsitsipas en route to Vienna final.

Won 1st ATP Tour title as 20-year-old at 2018 Delray Beach and remains youngest American champion since Roddick, 19, at 2002 Houston.