Those who have been worried about the state of men’s tennis when the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are retired have nothing to worry about.
The next generation of men’s tennis is here, and fans will get a chance to see what one of the next great rivalries could look like when Frances Tiafoe, the 24-year-old American ranked No. 26, faces Carlos Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spaniard ranked No. 4, in the semifinals of the U.S. Open.
The two will play in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern time in what is expected to be a thrilling and intense match. The winner will play Casper Ruud of Norway, who beat Karen Khachanov of Russia in four sets in the first men’s semifinal match.
Here’s what you need to know before the Tiafoe-Alcaraz match:
How did Frances Tiafoe and Carlos Alcaraz advance?
Through five singles matches, Tiafoe has dropped only one set,…