Francis Tiafoe has revealed where he went for a short post-season holiday before reporting for Davis Cup duty.
The famous holiday destination says it’s particularly difficult for tennis players at this time of year, so avoid the ‘Maldives players’ lounge’.
Tiafoe said he wanted a break from seeing tennis players everywhere.
“I’m not going to the Maldives player lounge, you know what I mean?
“Everybody goes to the Maldives after the season.
“I don’t want to see players in my spare time.
“I haven’t been to the Maldives player lounge.”
As it happens, Tiafoe spent his vacation in Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean.
He said he was glad not to see a single tennis player when he was there.
“I went to Turks and Caicos with my girlfriend. I had a great time. I didn’t see any tennis players, which was nice.
“After that, I was a little home. A few days before I came here, I was a little under the weather, so I was just at home in bed. I love being home. DC is the best.”
Tiafoe indicated that he will not wait in Glasgow after the US exit from the Davis Cup, but is instead trying to get home to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with family as much as possible.
“We’re looking at flying and trying to get my ass back home as soon as possible and spend time with my real family. You know what I mean? Kind of a win-win, but on the other hand, I’d much rather be here. I mean, he flew all the way here.”
After the 2022 season, Tiafoe has shown signs of great improvement and has a lot to be thankful for, including some notable wins.
None were bigger than his US Open quarter-final win over Rafael Nadal.
American No. 2 Tiafoe is set to feature himself in the United Cup, with the novel mixed teams event to be held in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney from Thursday 29 December to Sunday 8 January 2023.
Brisbane, Perth and Sydney will have their group stage matches from Thursday 29 December 2022 to 2022. They will host until January 4, 2023.
Each host city will field two teams of three nations competing in a round-robin format.
The United Cup matches will all consist of two men’s and two women’s singles matches and one mixed doubles match and will be played over two days.
The United Cup group winners will play in one of the three semi-finals in each city.
The tri-city champions will play in Sydney’s United Cup Final Four at Ken Rosewall Arena from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 January.
The next best performing team from the group stage will get a bigger mark in the quartet.
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