Last year, College Park native Frances Tiafoe fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing for his hometown team, the Washington Kastles. In his WTT debut, Frances finished the season with a winning singles record and nearly blew the lid off Kastles Stadium with his inspired play. This season Tiafoe returns to DC the #63 ranked player in the world with wins over the best players in the game.
This winter Frances captured his first ATP World Tour singles title at the Delray Beach Open, defeating 2009 US Open champ Juan Martin del Potro, Aussie Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung, and Next-Gen star Denis Shapovalov along the way. In addition, he reached his first clay court final in Estoril, Portugal, and the fourth round of the Miami Open.
During the U.S. Clay Court Championships in Houston this spring, we sat down with Frances and asked him about his first Kastles match, as well as his favorite memory from the 2017 WTT season. Listen to what he had to say and watch highlights from Kastles Stadium. You don’t want to miss it!
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