Tennis star Frances Tiafoe became a Nats fan after the 2019 World Series – NBC Chicago

Tennis star Frances Tiafoe became a Nats fan after the 2019 World Series originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

from Maryland Frances Tiafoe said he was a Washington nationals fan since the team won the 2019 World Series when they defeated the Houston Astros.

Tiafoe, who is in the round of 16 at the US Open, said he jumped on the Nats “the bandwagon” and bought a jersey after winning the championship.

Before the start of the US Open, Tiafoe was able to go to Citi Field to catch a friend of his, Francisco Lindor of the Metscompete.

“I’m a good friend of Lindor,” Tiafoe said. “Going to see him was really cool.” The 24-year-old mentioned that he also received a signed jersey from the shortstop while he was there.

The Nationals and Mets are coming off a three-game series, with Washington winning two. Although Tiafoe was unable to attend, he said he hoped to attend a Nats game when he returned home.

The world No. 26 also supports the Washington Capitals and Washington Commanders. He also made it known that he was supporting fellow Washington, DC area native Kevin Durant.

Tiafoe is set to face Rafael Nadal on Monday for a spot in the US Open quarterfinals.



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