Tiafoe takes on No. 9 seed Andrey Rublev in the US Open quarterfinals Wednesday. Their career head-to-head record is 1-1. Check it out here.
Frances Tiafoe : Next match | vs Andrey Rublev | Win
Tiafoe won enough high-level junior titles to reach world No. 2 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior rankings.
|January 20, 1998
Hyattsville, Maryland, US
|1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
|Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
His success at the juniors combined with his unusual upbringing helped him rise to national prominence before he turned pro.
At the age of 14, Tiafoe won his first prestigious international tournament at Les Petits As in France.
The following year, in December 2013, Tiafoe became the youngest player to win the Orange Bowl, one of the highest-tier Grade A events on the ITF Junior Circuit.
He defeated compatriot Stefan Kozlov in the final a month before turning 16 years old.
Several months later, he also won the Easter Bowl, a second-tier Grade B1 event.
Frances Tiafoe Next match
Rublev and Tiafoe are looking to break their 1-1 head-to-head record which includes a five-set win for the American in the third round of the 2021 US Open.
Tiafoe is coming off of the biggest win of his career. I expect him to carry this momentum into this quarterfinal match.
Rublev has rounded himself into fine form through four matches in Queens. Not much separates these two, especially in their current forms.
I slightly favor Rublev who is in a great position to break his 0-5 Grand Slam quarterfinal record.
Andrey Rublev hasn’t really been at his frightening best this event so far, but he’s done enough to come through.
He’ll have to take more risks here as he’s going to face Frances Tiafoe here. The American is coming off the biggest win of his career and has the game to stick around the latter stages of a Major.
Tiafoe got his major moment with a big win over Rafael Nadal while Rublev followed up a fifth-set tiebreak victory over Denis Shapovalov with a solid and focused win over Cameron Norrie in straight sets.
Vs Andrey Rublev
Andrey Rublev and Frances Tiafoe meet in the quarterfinal of the 2022 tennis US Open.
Andrey Rublev is coming off a straight set win over Cameron Norrie that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Rublev won 80 percent of his first serve points and 55 percent of his second serve points.
Rublev won 72 percent of his total service points and converted on 4 of his 8 break points. Rublev got 67 percent of his first serves in play and hit 11 aces. All 4 of Rublev’s matches have either been won in straight sets or 5 sets.
Rublev looks to make his first career grand slam semifinal, as he’s 0-5 in previous quarterfinal matches. This is Rublev’s third US Open quarterfinal trip. Rublev has won 7 of his last 10 matches on hard court.
Frances Tiafoe is coming off a straight set win over Rafael Nadal that took 39 games to decide. In the victory, Tiafoe won 76 percent of his first serve points and 60 percent of his second serve points.
Tiafoe won 68 percent of his total service points and converted on 5 of his 8 break points and Tiafoe got 50 percent of his first serves in play and hit 18 aces. He now has 8 career wins over top-10 players, with his most recent effort being his first win of the year.
Tiafoe looks to make his first career grand slam semifinal, as he lost his only other quarterfinal appearance in the 2019 Australian Open and has won 6 of his last 8 matches on hard court.
They’ve split the previous 2 meetings. Tiafoe won a 2021 US Open match in 5 sets, and Rublev won this year in Indian Wells in straight sets.
Frances Tiafoe win
The 24-year old, who has lingered in the second tier of ATP pros for most of his career without a major breakthrough, put on the performance of his career Monday to knock 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal out of the U.S. Open 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Tiafoe advances to the quarterfinals of a major for just the second time in his career and first since the 2019 Australian Open. He will face No. 9 seed Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
“It was definitely one hell of a performance,” Tiafoe said. “I played really well today, and I guess just came out there and believed I could do it. It helps that I had played him a couple times, but I’m a different person now, different player and went out there tried to get a W and that’s what I did.”
With Nadal’s exit following the defeat of No. 1 seed and defending champion Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, this U.S. Open is officially wide open. Marin Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, is the only major winner remaining in the draw.
The favorite for the title may well now by Nick Kyrgios, who made the Wimbledon final earlier this year and knocked Medvedev out of the tournament with a stunningly good four set performance. But now that Nadal is out, this is a different kind of pressure that none of the quarterfinalists have faced before.