Watch: ‘It’s going to pay off one day,’ Frances Tiafoe brings out the real reason he became one of the ‘best players in the world’ in candid conversation with Nick Kyrgios

America’s Frances Tiafoe, who is currently participating in the ATP Houston tournament, appeared in a chat show hosted by Australia’s Nick Kyrgios . In that show, the 26-year-old recounted his struggling days.

When Kyrgios asked the American how he ended up being one of the best players in the world, the latter narrated a scene from his childhood where his father used to work as a maintenance worker. Tiafoe said his father, Frances Sr., encouraged him and his twin brother to take up the sport.