I See Myself as Prime 10

Frances Tiafoe returns to his house event in Washington, DC able to rise.

The 53rd-ranked Tiafoe, who faces wild card Jenson Brooksby in his Citi Open opener tonight, is coming off a productive grass-season.

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Tiafoe gained Nottingham Challenger, reached the Queen’s Membership quarterfinals and upset Roland Garros finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas within the Wimbledon first spherical en path to a third-round look at The Championships.

Working with coach and former Prime 10 standout Wayne Ferreira, Tiafoe has sharpened his level building and employed his attacking expertise with extra frequency posting a 15-14 document. The 23-year-old Tiafoe believes he can surpass his career-high rating of No 29 and make a run to the Prime 10.

“I believe I have been enjoying nice tennis. Actually, I simply received to maintain staying at the place I am staying at,” Tiafoe instructed the media on the Citi Open. “I have been successful a variety of matches recently, much more convincingly as nicely. The rankings now are clearly robust, as nicely. They’re not likely exhibiting how nicely you are truly enjoying. However I believe everybody’s in the identical boat.

“I believe if I can maintain extra constant weeks again to again, I will be all proper. It is not likely about getting again to 29 on this planet. I see myself as a prime 15, prime 10 man. It is not likely getting again to 29 on this planet. I do know I can try this. Being on the prime of the sport is what I am approaching.”

The winner of the Tiafoe-Brooksby match will face both second-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime or Andreas Seppi in spherical two.

Photograph credit score: Christopher Levy

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