With impressive nerves of steel, tennis player Frances Tiafoe continued his triumphal march at the US Open in New York and reached the semi-finals.
The 24-year-old showed his enormous qualities in the 7: 6 (7: 3), 7: 6 (7: 0), 6: 4 win in the quarter-finals against the by no means disappointing Russian Andrei Rublev, especially in the tie-breaks and drew in the home tournament as the first American since Andy Roddick in 2006 in the top four.
"I feel at home in places like this. You have my back so much, I always find a way out," Tiafoe told the fans at Arthur Ash Stadium. "We have two games left, two more."
First, however, the number 22 seeded professional, who threw Spain's superstar Rafael Nadal out of the competition in the round of 16, will meet the winner of the duel Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) against Jannik Sinner (Italy) in the semifinals.
As in the previous year, Aryna Sabalenka had reached the semi-finals. The Belarusian won her quarter-final match after a confident performance against the Czech Karolina Pliskova, who had been disappointing for a long time, 6: 1, 7: 6 (7: 4).