'Big-Foe' showcased his love for basketball, cheering on the Dallas Mavericks in an exciting showdown against the New Orleans Pelicans that ended in a resounding victory for the Mavericks, 136-124.
Frances Tiafoe shared images on Instagram, providing a behind-the-scenes look at his front-row experience. The tennis sensation rubbed shoulders with prominent figures from the Mavericks, sharing moments with players such as Luka Doncic and Tim Hardaway Jr. Notably, Tiafoe also exchanged camaraderie with Mark Cuban, the visionary businessman and owner of the Mavericks.
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Some tennis players, including Alexander Zverev and Ben Shelton, commented on Tiafoe's post in a friendly tone, creating a relaxed atmosphere around the American's courtside excursion.
"Dallas finna be my second home. Thanks for having me @dallasmavs really felt the love," Tiafoe wrote on Instagram.
"Who needs the World Tour Finals if you can just be courtside in every NBA stadium," Alexander Zverev commented under Tiafoe's post. "Damn bro let me enjoy my off-season," Tiafoe responded to world No. 7.
Tiafoe's compatriots, Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul, also joked about the photos he shared:
“Who's a better businessman big foe or Mark Cuban? ," Shelton wrote.
"Didn't expect to see anything else from off-season foe," Paul stated.
Recently, Frances Tiafoe stated that spectators should have the freedom to come and go from the stadium during a match, as well as make noise, regardless of whether a point is being played, similar to other sports. However, he expressed that the five-set format of Grand Slam matches should not be changed:
"Kinda what we talked about earlier, fanfare, fans being able to move around and be rowdy. Talking during points, music going. When the points are delayed or in between the points, to keep the energy up, and keeping that vibe. Kind of like UTS, with everything they have put into that," Tiafoe said.
"I think format is fine. I don't think we should reduce tennis matches. Grand Slams have been 3 out of 5 and so iconic for so many years. To change that now, I feel like it doesn't count for what all those guys did," he opined.