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    LeBron James, Joel Embiid & Bradley Beal Pumped For Frances Tiafoe | ATP Tour

    Frances Tiafoe earned the most important victory of his profession on Monday towards Rafael Nadal on the US Open. The thrilling second turned much more surreal when he returned to the locker room.

    The American discovered that NBA legend LeBron James had tweeted about his huge win. That was large contemplating Tiafoe has used James’ ‘Silencer’ celebration previously.

    “CONGRATS Younger King!!! You earned it! @FTiafoe,” James tweeted, earlier than following up with one other tweet. “KEEP GOING!!!!! #StriveForGreatness”

    CONGRATS Younger King!!! You earned it! @FTiafoe 🙏🏾✊🏾🤎👑

    — LeBron James (@KingJames) September 5, 2022

    “Man, I used to be shedding it within the locker room. Bro, I used to be going loopy,” Tiafoe stated, cracking a smile. “That is my man. So to see him publish that, I used to be like, ‘Do I retweet it as quickly as he despatched it?’ I used to be like, ‘You recognize what, I will be cool and act like I did not see it after which retweet it three hours later.’

    “Clearly he is aware of I am an enormous fan of his. Received a textual content from Wealthy Paul as effectively. That is tremendous cool. The very fact they’re watching proper now. It is an ideal time. US Open is at all times an ideal time as a result of there isn’t any actual sports activities actually occurring. Folks can concentrate on tennis, which is nice.”

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    That was not the one basketball participant who tuned into Tiafoe’s victory. Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal was within the American’s participant field. Cameras caught Beal getting fired up for the house favorite all through the match. Tiafoe, who’s from the Washington space, is an enormous Wizards fan.

    “Clearly noticed Bradley Beal in there. His first tennis match, that was tremendous cool, speaking to him after,” Tiafoe stated. “He desires to return once more. It was cool. Special occasion for me.”

    [email protected] is loving each minute of this [email protected] | @WashWizards | #USOpen

    — US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2022

    Among the finest gamers within the NBA, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, additionally tweeted about Tiafoe’s match. “FRANCES TIAFOE!!!!!” he wrote. Earlier than the event, Tiafoe practised in an Embiid jersey.


    — Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) September 5, 2022

    As thrilling as seeing all that’s for Tiafoe, one of the best second got here on the court docket. He had by no means beforehand defeated a member of the ‘Large Three’: Nadal, Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic. His reward for doing so is a maiden journey to the US Open quarter-finals and a deafening reception from the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.

    “I used to be telling my agent, I felt just like the world stopped. I could not hear something for a minute. Even shaking his hand, I do not even know what I stated to him. It was such a blur,” Tiafoe stated. “I used to be already tearing. I might barely see him and my group. Everybody was up. It was simply wild. My coronary heart goes a thousand miles an hour. I used to be so excited. I used to be like, ‘Let me sit down’.

    “I’ve by no means felt one thing like that in my life, truthfully.”

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