Frances Tiafoe mentioned that the staff would fly dwelling for Thanksgiving if the US does not advance to the following spherical.
Following his 6-3, 7-6 overcome Frances Tiafoe on Thursday, Lorenzo Sonego secured Italy a 1-0 lead over the US within the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
The Italian struck 17 aces and by no means ceded a service sport throughout the match. The world No. 45 prevailed over the American after he netted a forehand following an extended rally to conclude the second-set tiebreaker.
In a press convention after the match, Tiafoe acknowledged that the squad would return dwelling for Thanksgiving if Taylor Fritz isn’t profitable in defeating Lorenzo Musetti to maintain the USA’s hopes alive within the match.
“Nicely, if we win, we’re simply going to relax out and watch some American soccer and simply chill and prepare for Saturday. If we do not win at the moment, we’re flights and attempting to get my a** dwelling as fast as I can and spend it with my precise household,” Frances Tiafoe mentioned.
The 24-year-old mentioned that whereas returning dwelling to spend Thanksgiving along with his household would make him joyful, collaborating within the match and shifting ahead would certainly make him happier.
“You already know what I imply? Type of win-win, in a way, however I might a lot quite be right here. I imply, I flew all the way in which out right here,” Tiafoe mentioned.
Taylor Fritz is slated to compete towards Lorenzo Musetti. If required, the American doubles staff of Tommy Paul and Jack Sock will tackle the Italian duo of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.
“I used to be the one being aggressive, operating him round, being aggressive” – Frances Tiafoe on enjoying Lorenzo Sonego
In the identical press convention, Frances Tiafoe was requested in regards to the distinction between this match and the match on the Paris Masters a number of weeks again, the place Tiafoe prevailed 6-4, 6-4 over Lorenzo Sonego.
The American acknowledged that it was “flip-flopped.” Tiafoe claimed that he was aggressive and hitting the ball a lot tougher in Spherical 64 of the Paris Masters, whereas the alternative was the case in his latest loss towards Sonego.
“It was form of flip-flopped. I used to be the one being aggressive, operating him round, being aggressive. I used to be hitting the ball a lot tougher,” Frances Tiafoe mentioned.
Tiafoe believes the balls are “fluffy” within the match, and it is robust to hit by means of. The 24-year-old asserted that throughout the match, Sonego performed aggressively, which made the distinction.
“I believe the balls are fairly fluffy right here. It is robust to hit by means of. However he would as properly. A few weeks in the past I used to be enjoying very aggressive and stuff, and at the moment he was. That was a part of the largest distinction,” Tiafoe mentioned.