Sunday, December 15, 2013

Francis Tiafoe - a star in the making?

Francis Tiafoe has just won the prestigious orange bowl junior championships becoming the youngest winner in its history. Past winners of the tournament have included Andy Roddick, Dominic Theim and Roger Federer. Tiafoe is only 15 year old and is currently ranked 35 in the world junior rankings. He has a 24-10 record this season in the juniors and last year the New York times covered a story about how he learnt tennis at the Tennis Center in College Park  whilst his farther was a janitor there. In the final he beat fellow American junior world number 7 Stefan Kozlov 76(3) 06 63. You can find out more about the promising player in this youtube interview he had with Grace Guggenheim for the Junior Tennis Champions Center in March this year:-

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