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Journeyman Jung jags biggest career win in upset of Tiafoe

(Reuters) – Seven months after his grand slam debut, journeyman Jason Jung recorded the biggest scalp of his career when he upset Frances Tiafoe 6-3 7-5 in the second round at the New York Open on Thursday. After squandering a match point while receiving at 5-3, Jung was broken in the next game and the match seemed to be slipping from his grasp at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. But American-born Jung, who plays for Taiwan, regrouped and broke back in the next game before serving out for the…

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Rafael Nadal beats Frances Tiafoe in Australian Open quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal fired down 11 aces in his victory over Frances Tiafoe Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online. Second seed Rafael Nadal eased past unseeded American Frances Tiafoe to reach the Australian Open semi-finals and continue his bid to win all four Grand Slams for a second time. The 32-year-old Spaniard cracked 29 winners in…

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Tennis: Birthday boy Tiafoe topples Dimitrov to reach quarters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Unseeded American Frances Tiafoe gifted himself the perfect 21st birthday present by stunning Bulgaria‚Äôs Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-6(6) 6-7(1) 7-5 in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday. Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2019. Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. reacts after winning the match against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov. REUTERS/Aly Song The last American man standing at Melbourne Park, Tiafoe was treated to an enthusiastic rendition of Happy Birthday by the Melbourne Arena crowd after sealing a…

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Australian Open: Kevin Anderson knocked out by Frances Tiafoe

Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Fifth seed Kevin Anderson is out of the Australian Open after being beaten in four sets by American Frances Tiafoe. Anderson, who reached the final at Wimbledon in 2018, took the first set 6-4 but his 20-year-old opponent fought back to take the next three 6-4…

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Hopman Cup: Britain’s Katie Boulter & Cameron Norrie beat Serena Williams & Frances Tiafoe

Britain’s Katie Boulter and Cameron Norrie beat their higher ranked opponents in one hour and seven minutes Katie Boulter and Cameron Norrie beat Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe in the mixed doubles to give Great Britain victory over the US at the Hopman Cup. The Britons fought back to win 3-4 (2-7) 4-3 (7-4) 4-1 in Perth after Norrie had stunned Tiafoe in the singles and Boulter had lost to Williams. While Great Britain are eliminated from the team event, the win is a confidence boost before the Australian Open.…

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Frances Tiafoe: The janitor’s son who became a French Open hope

Frances Tiafoe (left) aged nine at the tennis club where he grew up, and at this year’s Australian Open (right) 2018 French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 27 May-10 June Coverage: Daily live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website Frances Tiafoe is speaking from a bedroom in a five-star hotel in Geneva. It is a stark contrast to where the American spent many of his boyhood nights, sleeping on the floor of a spare office in Maryland alongside his father and…

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