Frances Tiafoe and Tomas Martin Etcheverry won in straight sets Sunday afternoon in the semifinals at the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship.
Tiafoe, who is the top seed at an ATP tournament for the first time in his career, defeated Gijs Brouwer, who played his first ATP tour semifinal 6-4 6-1.
Brouwer, who was not broken in his first three matches this week, lost his serve in the seventh game allowing Tiafoe to close out the opening set 6-4 in 33 minutes.
Tiafoe finished the rest of the match quickly, winning straight sets in 59 minutes. This was the fastest match in the tournament this year. Tiafoe is projected to improve his ranking to a career high of No. 12 before the final.
Argentine Tomas Martin Etcheverry and qualifier Yannick Hanfmann battled for the second spot in the final. Etcheverry defeated Hanfmann 6-3 6-4 in 94 minutes.
This is the 23 year-olds first ATP tour final, and he’s projected to boost his ranking to a career high of No. 59 before the final.
Etcheverry and Tiafoe will fight for the title at 7 p.m. on Stadium Court, which marks their first meeting on tour.
Stadium Court matches will be available to watch live on the ESPN App.