first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion 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 Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? San Miguel calls out Alaska’s Alex Compton for ‘kawawa ang liga’ remark LATEST 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 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 STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño And why not? He reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img