Tennis star Frances Tiafoe became a Nats fan after the 2019 World Series originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Tiafoe, who is in the Round of 16 at the U.S. Open, said he hopped on the Nats “bandwagon” and purchased a jersey after they brought home the championship.
“I'm a good friend of Lindor,” Tiafoe said. “Going to see him was real cool.” The 24-year-old mentioned he also got a signed jersey from the shortstop while he was there.
The Nationals and Mets just completed a three-game series, with Washington winning two. Although Tiafoe was unable to attend, he said he hopes to attend a Nats game when returns home.
Tiafoe is set to take on Rafael Nadal on Monday for a spot in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.