NEW YORK -- Frances Tiafoe became the first American man to reach the US Open semifinals since 2006 by beating Andrey Rublev 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0), 6-4 behind the backing of a boisterous partisan crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday.
Tiafoe, who grew up in Maryland, put on a performance just as strong, if not stronger, than the one the 24-year-old used in the fourth round to eliminate 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.
"Man, man, this is wild. This is crazy. Had the biggest win of my life 24 hours ago.