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US Open 2022: USA’s Frances Tiafoe beats Rafael Nadal in thrilling four-setter at Ashe

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America’s Frances Tiafoe, on Monday, September 5, pulled off a significant upset after beating Rafael Nadal within the third spherical of the US Open males’s singles draw. In an exhilarating four-setter at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Tiafoe received 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Tiafoe, thereby, grew to become the third participant from America after Andy Roddick and James Blake to beat Nadal in a Grand Slam main. Tiafoe additionally grew to become the youngest American since Roddick to qualify for the US Open quarters.

The 24-year-old was dominant all through the match as he broke Nadal’s serve 5 out of eight instances. After dropping the primary set, Nadal clawed again into the second, displaying his capacity to return again together with his again pushed to the wall.

However, Tiafoe confirmed a large amount of composure to shut out the final two units. With the scoreline studying 5-3, 40-0 in favour of Tiafoe, Nadal needed to save three match factors, however after saving one among them, he ran out of fuel.

Have a second Frances Tiafoe!#USOpen

— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2022

It additionally occurred to be Nadal’s maiden defeat in a Grand Slam in 2022. Nadal began the yr with a victory within the Australian Open the place he got here again from behind to clinch a win within the remaining.

Thereafter, he received his 14th title within the French Open at Roland Garros, thereby carrying on his dominance within the clay-court event.

The veteran received his quarterfinal of Wimbledon 2022, however pulled out of his semi-final towards Nick Kyrgios, the eventual runner-up, resulting from an harm.

With Thiem, Nadal, Daniil Medvedev already being knocked out, the winner of the boys’s singles at Flushing Meadows stays to be seen.

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