Name: Frances Tiafoe
Sport: Tennis
Event(s): Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
DOB: 1/20/1998
Birthplace: Hyattsville, Md.
Hometown: Boynton Beach, Fla.
Coach(es): Wayne Ferreira, Zack Evenden
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Other Career Highlights
  • Recipient of the 2020 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award
  • Reached his first Grand Slam QF at the 2019 Australian Open, becoming the youngest American Grand Slam quarterfinalist since 2003 at Wimbledon.
  • Won the ATP title at the 2018 Delray Beach Open
Personal: Parents are Alphina Kamara and Frances Sr., immigrants from Sierra Leone...has a twin brother, Franklin...His father served as Head of Maintenance at the Junior Tennis Champions Centre in College Park, Maryland...Began playing tennis against a wall at age three with his brother when they visited their father at work and spent entire days at the tennis center...Nickname is Big Foe...During COVID-19 pandemic, he 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...Big fan of NBA players Kevin Durant and LeBron James...Enjoys going to the movies and watching basketball and American football.