WATCH: Frances Tiafoe channels LeBron for Australian Open celebrations

first_imgLATEST STORIES After his previous victory, a second-round upset of two-time major finalist Kevin Anderson, Tiafoe mimicked another LBJ celebration by flexing his right biceps and slapping it five times with his left hand.“Be interesting to see if (other players) want to try them. Just trying to bring something to tennis,” said Tiafoe, who turns 21 on Sunday.Frances Tiafoe tops Seppi, celebrates with the @KingJames Silencer pic.twitter.com/ODrUAJDkfb— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) January 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ He said his post-match choreography is not premeditated. It just sort of happens.“If I get a chance to do it on a big court, big situation, you’ve got to bring it up,” he said. “I don’t know what celebration I’m going to do. I got a lot of them that I know.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And why not? He reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history San Miguel calls out Alaska’s Alex Compton for ‘kawawa ang liga’ remark Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra United States’ Frances Tiafoe celebrates after defeating Italy’s Andreas Seppi during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)If Frances Tiafoe keeps on winning matches at the Australian Open, he’ll keep on channeling LeBron James.Tiafoe, who grew up in Maryland, paid homage to James by copying the four-time NBA MVP’s “Silencer” — raising his knees and pushing his palm-down hands toward the ground after beating Italy’s Andreas Seppi in five sets. Oh, and Tiafoe had yanked off his shirt before doing that move.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Frances Tiafoe’s LeBron impression gets better and better with each win! Big Foe is on to the next round at the #AUSOpen pic.twitter.com/3xF9YKiYWp— SI Tennis (@SI_Tennis) January 18, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View commentslast_img