10 things Frances Tiafoe can’t live without

Frances Tiafoe is the tennis star to watch right now. Not only because he is one of the best players on the planet, but because he knows how to show the fans. Tiafoe’s match with Carlos Alcaraz in the 2022 US Open semifinals lasted a grueling four hours, a marathon length that kept spectators (including former first lady Michelle Obama) glued to their seats. Tiafoe could have lost the match, but is it really a loss when you beat Rafael Nadal to get there – who will become the first American to defeat the mighty Spaniard in nearly two decades. In our opinion, not.

So it was no surprise that the 24-year-old tennis sensation was in high spirits when she sat down with us for the latest episode of GQ 10 Essentials and ran through the things she can’t live without as effortlessly as she does. sends out early round opponents.

Yonex VCORE Pro 97 tennis racket

If you want to play like Tiafoe (or at least look like you do), you need Yonex’s VCORE Pro 97 racket, which he’s been using since 2017. Tiafoe gives props to the racquet’s flexibility—its power and finesse. says, “Put the money in the bank account.” Tiafoe has a tendency to sweat (like a lot), sometimes going through a dozen shirts in one match. To combat sweat, he uses Nike’s Dri-Fit ADV Slam kit, which is cut from breathable and sweat-wicking material. poly blend – although if you’re anything like Tiafoe, you might want to buy a pair.

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NikeCourt Dri-FIT ADV Slam top

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NikeCourt Dri-Fit ADV Slam Shorts

Off the court, Tiafoe is a big fan of Jordans, especially the 1s, mostly in colorways you can only get if you’re willing to pay an extortionate premium on the aftermarket. Another cool collectible a man can’t live without? Mophie Wireless Charger by Supreme; when he’s not playing tennis, he’s constantly on the phone. (You may be more alike than you know!)

Supreme Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL

But if there’s only one takeaway from the whole charming segment, it’s this: You really need to start moisturizing. After Tiafoe towels off, he likes to lather up with Jergens’ super-healing version because he “can’t be embarrassed here.” I told you.

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Jergens super healing dry skin moisturizer