US Open: Tommy Paul signs fans’ foreheads and TOILET PAPER after win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, as world No. 14 admits he feared ‘no one’ would attend his match at Arthur Ashe
- Tommy Paul advanced to the round of 16 with his victory on Friday afternoon
- And the American humorously signed a roll of toilet paper after the game
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Tommy Paul advanced to the fourth round of the US Open on Friday and received an unusual autograph request after the match.
After signing a supporter’s forehand, Paul put his signature on a roll of toilet paper held by another supporter.
He smiled as he responded to the odd request, with the fan elated at the moment.
Unsurprisingly, Paul was in good spirits following his 6-1, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, admitting after the game he was worried about attendance at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“I was actually quite nervous that no one would come and they’d never put me on Ashe again,” he laughed. “I’m glad you came to watch, thank you.”
Tommy Paul was happy to sign a roll of toilet paper for a fan after his win on Friday
Paul also recognized a young fan who had cheered him on in a previous match.
“I was down two sets to zero the other night. He was the only one to say “I’m here all night”. He really helped me through this game.
“Is he coming back?” Paul was asked.
‘Absolutely. I won’t play a game here without him’
Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton will face off in the round of 16 at the US Open on Sunday.
Paul’s compatriot Ben Shelton also advanced to the fourth round with a victory over Russian Aslan Karatsev.
And the 20-year-old celebrated the four-set victory in style by mimicking a phone call from the stands.
Paul and Shelton will face off in the round of 16 on Sunday.
Frances Tiafoe also advanced to the fourth round with a win over Adrian Mannarino.