Updated September 10, 2022 at 2:41 a.m. EDT|Published
September 9, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. EDT
NEW YORK — Frances Tiafoe’s dream run at the U.S. Open ended Friday, his fairy-tale spoiled not by a villain but by another of men’s tennis’s future heroes.
The 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz is eminently likeable, sprints and stomps around a tennis court like a prize stallion and shoots fire from his racket. Their semifinal match made it hard for fans to mourn Tiafoe’s exit too deeply when the pair made the future of the sport look so tantalizing.