WATCH: Frances Tiafoe wins ‘crazy’ point on way to Stockholm semis
Frances Tiafoe continued his strong form on indoor hard courts to oust his opponent in a topsy-turvy affair in the Swedish capital.
The 23-year-old has secured his highest win tally in an ATP season in 2021, surpassing 30 wins for the first time in a single season.
Tiafoe faced “good friend” Dan Evans for a place in the last four of the ATP 250 Stockholm Open.
It looked like bad news for the American as Evans claimed a double break to win the opener 6-1.
However, Tiafoe responded immediately to gain a double break of his own and win the second 6-1.
The two battled well, with the match throwing up this brilliant piece of skill from Evans, despite Tiafoe winning the point in the end.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) November 11, 2021
Tiafoe kept the pressure on as Evans eventually looked out of sorts. The American claimed a double break in the third before a third break sealed the match 1-6, 6-1, 6-1.
“The first 30 minutes it looked like I was going home tonight,” Tiafoe admitted about the first set in his post-match interview.
“But, unbelievable job from me turning it around. I mean, Dan [Evans] and I have had very very tough battles in the past.
“He’s a very good player and good friend. So, it’s never easy, but I’m glad I got through.”
The victory puts Tiafoe up 3-2 in the head-to-head, as well as landing the American his 32nd win of 2021.
The 23-year-old recently reached the final of the ATP 500 Vienna Open. That match is to-date his highest level final appearance, previously reaching two ATP 250 finals, winning one title.
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