Dream comes true for Frances Tiafoe as the American wins maiden ATP title

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Frances Tiafoe capped off a brilliant week by securing his first ATP title with victory over Peter Gojowczyk in the Delray Beach final.

The 20-year-old brushed Gojowczyk aside 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and 11 minutes in Florida to became the youngest American to win a title since Andy Roddick won in Houston in 2002 as a 19-year-old.

Tiafoe had beaten former US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro, Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung and Canadian Denis Shapovalov en route to the final and he again showed no nerves.

He secured a triple break of serve in the opening set and went 5-0 up before the German registered a match on the scoreboard. Although the second set was a bit tighter, the American was still too good for Gojowczyk.

“I was not expecting this this week, especially with how the year started and everything. It’s unbelievable,” Tiafoe told ATPWorldTour.com.

“It’s obviously a dream to win your first title. Now I got that off my back so that feels pretty good, so early in my career. It’s an amazing feeling and I just hope I can get many more as I go along.”

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