Frances Tiafoe hopes US Open run will bring tennis to young black men
At the U.S. Open, Frances Tiafoe advanced to the men's semifinals.
Although Open is a major thing, his Cinderfella narrative is arguably more significant than him alone.
Tiafoe will meet Carlos Alcaraz on Friday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Since Ashe himself 50 years ago, he will be the first African American man to advance this far in the Open.
Due to the fact that it serves as an example for future young black males to follow, the significance of the event could not be realised for another fifty years.
Tiafoe claimed, "It's not actually [pressure]." "Every time I succeed, all I want to do is encourage a group of individuals to believe in their own abilities.
Anything is possible, after all.
For me to do this and express my feelings about living in the United States Crazy open from my come-up.
At the end of the day, I appreciate how many tennis players of colour there are now as a result of Frances Tiafoe.