Frances Tiafoe rolled up his white shirt's right sleeve, flexed his biceps and slapped the muscle five times. Then he pounded his chest and yelled, “Yeah! Let's go! Let's go! Come on!”
Forgive the young American's exuberance. This was, after all, the biggest victory of his nascent career.
Down a set and 3-0 in the second, the 20-year-old from Riverdale in Prince George’s County came back to stun two-time Grand Slam finalist and No. 5 seed Kevin Anderson, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5, on Tuesday in the Australian Open's second round.
“I went to a different place. I dug insanely deep,” the 39th-ranked Tiafoe said during an on-court interview. “It's all about competing. Guys are so...