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Let’s open it up: Great Surprise. Tiafoe has sealed the win and eliminated Nadal in the round of 16

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Frances Tiafoe generally she wears a bracelet that claims “Why not be me?” Here is an effective query that the American should have requested himself earlier than becoming a member of the blissful Arthur Ashe in his assembly Rafael Nadal. Why? He did it. The quantity 26 in the ATP rankings produced a shocking victory, eliminating the Spaniard and advancing to the quarter-finals of the US Open.

No one ever doubted Tiafoe’s means, however the American confirmed the resilience and psychological power of titanium to defeat the world quantity three 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in three and a half hours. With the crowd in raptures, Tiafoe made a string of wins and held off Nadal, who didn’t activate Grand Slam mode to go unbeaten in the round of 16.

With 48 winners (towards 28 unforced errors) towards Nadal 33-26, Tiafoe took benefit of the Spaniard’s 9 unforced errors to sentence Rafa to his first defeat of the 12 months in a Grand Slam match. Why? He did it.

Tiafoe’s response at the finish of the match stated it all, combined with tears and disbelief as he received the remaining level, ended the match and retired. This is just the second time in his profession that he has reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam match and now he’s trying to burn yet one more eagle than the 2019 Australian Open. Andrey Rublev and subsequent!

F. Tiafoe USA towards R. Nadal ESP

Slam Us Open

F. Tiafoe [22]

6

4

6

6

R. Nadal [2]

4

6

4

3

Winner: F. Tiafoe

F. Tiafoe – R. Nadal

18 ACE 9
4 DOUBLE TRAINING 9
58/116 (50%) FIRST SEND% IN 60/114 (53%)
44/58 (76%) WIN% ON 1 SERVE 43/60 (72%)
35/58 (60%) WIN% ON 2ND SERVS 30/54 (56%)
17/24 (71%) NET POINT WIN 10/14 (71%)
5/8 (63%) TEACHING WON 2/6 (33%)
41/114 (36%) RECEIVING POINTS WON 37/116 (32%)
49 WINNER 33
28 COMMON ERRORS 26
120 TOTAL POINTS FOR SUCCESS 110
10519.6 ft DISTANCE DRAWN 10647.8 ft
45.7 ft. TRAINED DISTANCE / PT. 46.3 ft

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