Francis Tiafoe, Son of Country Club Maintenance Man, now Top Junior in the World
A bright new face offers hope for the sadly lagging hopes of American men's tennis.
Good profile on WaPo, includes nice video. Wicked acceleration on the forehand. He and his twin brother sometimes slept on the massage tables at the country club. http://wapo.st/1gTBabb
WaPo: "In December, the Prince George’s County-born teen became the youngest player to win the Orange Bowl, the most prestigious international title for 18-and-under boys, achieving the feat at 15 — more quickly than even Federer, John McEnroe or Bjorn Borg managed. And when the French Open juniors tournament gets under way in Paris on June 1, Tiafoe (pronounced Tee-AH-foe) will be the top-seeded boy."