Frances Tiafoe shows respect for Vasek Pospisil at Wimbledon

American tennis star Frances Tiafoe has underlined that Vasek Pospisil is a tough opponent to play but still he is looking forward to playing the Canadian at Wimbledon. 

On Monday, Tiafoe produced the upset of the day at Wimbledon as he stunned world No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. 

Meanwhile, Pospisil beat Roberto Carballes Baena to set up a second round meeting with Tiafoe. 

“Vasek, he is a problem. Vasek is good, man. He’s very capable. He can serve well. He has a good forehan, he volleys well. Yeah, I was saying yesterday, I didn’t even know we were potentially playing. I saw Stefanos. He’s not a guy where I’m like. Oh Stefanos, who do I play third round (laughter),” Tiafoe said. 

“But yeah, I mean, it’ll be exciting playing him. When I was real young, he snipped me bad in challengers. If I do play him, I’m going to definitely want to beat him. 

“It will be a good match. I have to come up with some goods. He’s going to make me come up with some good stuff if we end up playing. 

“I’d like to play him. We are good friends. That will be a good one.”

Tiafoe was determined to beat Tsitsipas

World No. 57 Tiafoe beat Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 6-3 to progress into the second round at Wimbledon. 

“These are matches I actually love,” Tiafoe said. “I play great tennis against high-caliber players. I’ve beaten high-caliber players. The minimum I want to do is at least give myself a chance to win. I did.

“I woke up this morning like, ‘Yeah, I’m beating Stefanos.’ It happened. I think believing it when nobody else does is so big.”

Tiafoe, 23, is making his fourth main draw appearance at Wimbledon.

Tiafoe’s best result at Wimbledon came in 2018, when he made the third round.