07:40 PM GMT May 15, 2017
Open du Pays D’Aix (Aix en Provence, France): Frances Tiafoe is flourishing on the clay this campaign. The #NextGenATP American secured back-to-back ATP Challenger Tour titles on the green clay (Sarasota) and the red clay (Aix en Provence) for his fourth trophy at this level. Victories over fellow #NextGenATP prospects Quentin Halys and Reilly Opelka earned the 19 year old a spot in the final. A battling 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5) win over third seed Jeremy Chardy chalked up Tiafoe’s first Top 100 win on red clay, earning a career-high No. 65 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. The French Challenger title sends Tiafoe to third in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan for the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in November.