Frances Tiafoe Jr. is an American professional tennis player who was born on January 20, 1998. On September 7, 2022, Tiafoe was ranked world No. 24 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
On November 1, 2021, he was ranked world No. 160 in doubles. At the 2018 Delray Beach Open, Tiafoe won his first and only ATP title. He is the youngest American man to win an ATP tournament since Andy Roddick in 2002.
Tiafoe was raised at the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), a USTA regional training center in College Park, Maryland, where his father worked as the head of maintenance. His parents were from Sierra Leone.
People thought he had a great chance to become one of the next big American tennis stars because of his unique background and success as a teenager. At 15, Tiafoe was the youngest boy to ever win the boys’ singles title at the Orange Bowl.
At 17, he was the youngest American to play in the main draw of the French Open since Michael Chang in 1989. As a teenager, he won the US Junior National Championship and did well on the ATP Challenger Tour, making nine finals and winning four titles.
In 2016, Tiafoe was ranked in the top 100 by the ATP. He made it to the quarterfinals of 2019 Australian Open and the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time at the 2022 US Open.
Who’s Frances Tiafoe’s Girlfriend?
Ayan Broomfield is Frances Tiafoe’s girlfriend. During games, she is often seen in the players’ box. Broomfield is a tennis player and is from Canada. She plays with her right hand, and her backhand is a two-handed shot.
She joined the WTA Tour for the first time in 2014 when she was given a “wild card” for the doubles tournament at the Coupe Banque Nationale. The Canadian, who had just turned 17, teamed up with another Canadian, Maria Patrascu, for the event. However, Sonja Molnar and Charlotte Patrick beat them in the first round.
Broomfield also got a wild card to play in the singles qualifiers, but she lost her first qualifying match to Nao Hibino. So far, this is the only time she has taken part in a WTA Tour tournament.
Most of the time, the Canadian has played on the ITF circuit. Her last match was in 2020 at an ITF W15 tournament in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. In 2015, Broomfield’s best singles ranking was No. 680, and he is now ranked 1,578th in the world. So far, her best ranking in doubles is No. 467. She also played tennis in college for both Clemson University and UCLA.
Ayan Broomfield and Frances Tiafoe have been dating for a while and announced it in 2018. The couple got a lot of attention in 2020 when, after the death of George Floyd, they made a video with other tennis players to raise awareness about racial abuse.
For the same thing, Frances Tiafoe got the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award. Broomfield is very active on social media, and his Instagram account has almost 21,000 followers. She was also a body double for Saniyya Sidney, who played Venus Williams in the movie King Richard.
How Did the Love Story of Frances Tiafoe Start?
Frances Tiafoe, an American, told reporters at a press conference in Toronto in 2018 how he met his current girlfriend, Ayan Broomfield, who cheered him on at this year’s Rogers Cup.
“A friend named Vickie Duval—I’m sure you’ve heard the name—said that you guys should date in early 2015, and I thought, wow, that’s pretty bold,” Tiafoe said. “But then, it was clear that she was using Instagram and slipped in her direct messages.
It was weird because I don’t usually do that. We started talking for a while, and then I asked for her number. I told her, “Okay, the US Open is coming up. You’re Canadian. You must have come with your family or something.”
She avoided it and tried to be hard to get it, but she came in the end. She watched me play. I think I played Georgia that year, 2017. And then mixed doubles. I spent some time with her. She had family in Harlem, so I spent some time with her.
I was like, “Jeez, we’re not even dating yet, and I’m already meeting your family.” We’re moving pretty fast here, but that’s another story. On the last day there, I was like, “I’m going home, and you’re going back to Canada.”
You’re going to Clemson soon. Actually, it’s UCLA. But I thought, “Well, I guess this is my chance. Can we date?” And then I did it over FaceTime. I didn’t even do it in person. I’m not even going to lie. I was tight. I was tight, and she said yes. After a long pause, she said yes, and that’s not the end of the story.”
Tiafoe’s Champion Girlfriend Left With Mouth Wide Open After Rafael Nadal Upset
After Frances Tiafoe won the last point against Rafael Nadal, his girlfriend, tennis pro and former NCAA national champion Ayan Broomfield stood there for a few seconds with her mouth wide open. Broomfield wrote about her response on Instagram, where she often posts.