Frances Tiafoe becomes the first Black American man to reach U.S. Open semifinals since Arthur Ashe

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Frances Tiafoe; U.S. Open; Arthur Ashe; Tennis

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Frances Tiafoe became the first American man to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since 2006 by beating Andrey Rublev 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0), 6-4 behind the backing of a boisterous partisan crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Tiafoe, who grew up in Maryland, put on a performance just as strong, if not stronger, than the one he used to eliminate 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.

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By —Howard Fendrich, Associated Press

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https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/frances-tiafoe-becomes-the-first-black-american-man-to-reach-u-s-open-semi-since-arthur-ashe

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pbs.org

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