(WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JUNE 28, 2022) – American Frances Tiafoe, 24, is committed to play in Winston-Salem at the 2022 event.
Tiafoe has a history on the hard courts at the Wake Forest University Tennis Complex, playing in four previous tournaments. He equaled his best result last year, reaching the quarterfinals, where he fell in three sets (7-6, 2-6, 3-6) to Mikael Ymer, the tournament’s 2021 runner up.
Tiafoe is currently the No. 4 American man and stands at world No. 28 in the ATP Tour rankings.
“We are thrilled to welcome Frances back to the area. He is such a favorite of our fans, a talented player and a genuine guy,” says Winston-Salem Open Tournament Director Jeff Ryan.
After his Winston-Salem run in 2021, Tiafoe went on to make it to the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the second straight year – the first American man to do so since 2012. The Maryland native has enjoyed a career high of world No. 25 in May of 2022 after recording a personal-best 33 victories over the course of last year.
“One of the best things about Frances is he’s done a lot for our sport off the court, too, and we’ve enjoyed having him around since he turned pro in 2015 as an ambassador for the USTA’s National Junior Tennis and Learning program. He’s so great with the kids,” adds Ryan.
Tiafoe also won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in 2020.