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Francis Tiafoe

Twitter reacts to Francis Tiafoe’s ATP debut

In a year of firsts for 16-year-old Junior Tennis Champions Center player Francis Tiafoe, Monday provided arguably the biggest so far: an ATP main draw debut in prime time on center court at his hometown Citi Open, to be broadcast live on national television. With...

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Tiafoe and Arconada to compete in Citi Open

Francis Tiafoe, the No. 6 ranked junior in the International Tennis Federation, has received a wild card entry to the main draw of the Citi Open® Tournament. It will be the College Park, Md., native's first foray into an ATP World Tour tournament's main draw. Tiafoe,...

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JTCC delivers at inaugural Citi Open Wildcard Challenge

In spite of the sweltering DC heat and arduous competition, Usue Arconada and Francis Tiafoe, two Junior Tennis Champions Center players, prevailed in the inaugural Citi Open Wildcard Challenge on Tuesday afternoon. Usue, the No. 2 seed, defeated the No. 3 (Malika...

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King of Clay practices with Tiafoe on birthday

. Déjà vu. On his 28th birthday, The King of Clay again enlisted the assistance of a JTCC junior player to participate in his practice routine. Five years ago, Denis Kudla's (JTCC alum) junior French Open first round match...

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Citi Open Wild Card Challenge comes to JTCC

The US' top amateur tennis players will have a chance to compete in one of the most competitive professional tennis tournaments in the world. The Citi Open®, the Nation's Capital Tennis Tradition, and the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), one of the leading...

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JTCC players crowned Easter Bowl Champions

. Up 5-2 in the first set, Francis Tiafoe started to feel the match slipping away. “I definitely could have made that a little easier,” he told The Desert Sun. “I was up in the first set and we were both playing ugly tennis.” His opponent, Nathan Ponwith, started to...

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Tiafoe, Hiltzik advance to semis; Fenty pulls off upsets

. With two gritty three set displays, JTCC players Francis Tiafoe and Aron Hiltzik have advanced to the semifinals of the ASISC Easter Bowl. With the heat rule still in effect at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, No. 1 Tiafoe took the court against No. 7 Taylor Fritz in...

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Tiafoe, Hiltzik into quarterfinals, 12s, 14s, 16s underway

. Day 4 of the ASICS Easter Bowl featured a flurry of matches with over 50 matches in four different age divisions involving JTCC players, in both singles and doubles. In boys’ 18s singles, No. 1 Francis Tiafoe secured his third straight sets victory in a row, winning...

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