Frances Tiafoe continues to play big at the US Open. After his sensational victory over Rafael Nadal, the US American has now knocked Russian Andrey Rublev out of the tournament – and deservedly so.

Tennis player Frances Tiafoe continued his winning streak at the US Open in New York with impressive nerves of steel and reached the semi-finals. The 24-year-old showed his enormous qualities in his 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-0), 6-4 victory in the quarter-finals on Wednesday against the by no means disappointing Russian Andrei Rublyov, especially in the tie-breaks, and became the first US American since Andy Roddick in 2006 to reach the round of the best four at his home tournament.

“I feel at home on courts like these. You guys have my back so strong, I always find a way out,” Tiafoe told fans at Arthur Ash Stadium: “We’ve got two matches to go, two more.”

In the semi-finals, the 22nd-seeded Tiafoe, who knocked out Spain’s superstar Rafael Nadal in the last 16, will face the winner of Carlos Alcaraz’s (Spain) clash against Jannik Sinner (Italy).

Earlier, Aryna Sabalenka had reached the semi-finals as she did last year. The Belarussian won her quarter-final match after a commanding performance against the Czech Karolina Pliskova, who disappointed for a long time, 6:1, 7:6 (7:4).