Frances Tiafoe is currently coached by former South African tennis player Wayne Ferreira. Tiafoe hired Ferreira in 2020. Initially, Ferreira worked alongside Zack Evenden but Evenden quit shortly after the partnership began.
Zack Evenden worked with Tiafoe from 2018 to 2020. He helped Tiafoe win his first title in 2018. From 2016 to 2018, he worked with former US Open semifinalist Robby Ginepri.
Frances Tiafoe trained under Misha Kouznetsov from age 8 to 17. After Tiafoe moved to the USTA training base, he was coached by José Higueras, who helped Michael Chang and Jim Courier win grand slam titles.
Tiafoe is known for bringing his big energy and his smile to the court. Tiafoe has an inspiring story – his parents emigrated to the United States to escape the civil war in their home country of Sierra Leone. His dad worked as a laborer and custodian at the JTCC tennis center in College Park, Maryland. Because of his dad’s work ethic, Tiafoe was allowed to train at the JTCC without the usual fees.
Tiafoe reached a peak ranking of world number 2 in junior rankings. After transitioning to the men’s tour, he continued to improve and reached a career-high world ranking of world number 25. His best grand slam result came at the 2019 Australian Open where he reached the quarterfinals.