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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Frances Tiafoe says celebration was nod to LeBron James

Frances Tiafoe biceps LeBron

Emerging American tennis player Frances Tiafoe pulled off the biggest win of his pro career and celebrated accordingly.

Tiafoe, 20, defeated 5-seed Kevin Anderson in the second round of the Australian Open, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. After his win, Tiafoe celebrated by flexing his biceps like LeBron James.

In an on-set interview with ESPN after his win, Tiafoe said he’s a huge LeBron fan and was waiting for a moment where he could do the celebration.

“I’m a massive LeBron fan and I always see him do it. I was like if I ever have a moment where I can do it, I’m going to do it too. So I had to bring it out,” Tiafoe said.

Here’s LeBron doing it for comparison:

Tiafoe is one of the best young Americans on tour. He’s already ranked No. 38, has won a title on tour, and he’s now into the third round of a major for the third time in his career.



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