TIAFOE PUNCTUATES MIAMI OPEN WIN WITH AN ACE

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Frances Tiafoe secured a hard fought win 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(5) eliminating #21 seed Kyle Edmund from Great Britain with a service ace down the “T” in the second round at the Miami Open ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Key Biscayne, FL on Saturday.

The 20-year-old battled back from being two points from defeat with Edmund serving for the match at 5-4 in the final set.

The JTCC alumnus was aided by a superb serving display throughout the match registering 15 aces and winning 78% of the points on his first serve.

“Frances’s continued ascent is very inspiring to watch,” said Vesa Ponkka, JTCC Senior Director of Tennis. “He is creating a real buzz at JTCC and acting as a great role model for all our current players.”

His opponent in the third round is #10 seed and world #13 Tomas Berdych. The two will face off on Monday evening with the match scheduled fifth on the Grandstand court. Tiafoe has never previously faced the Czech, but he is playing with confidence after winning the first ATP World Tour title of his career at the Delray Beach Open last month.

Frances Tiafoe serving on his way to victory over Kyle Edmund (credit: Art Seitz)