America's Frances Tiafoe defeated Rafael Nadal

Francis Tiafoe


Reached the quarterfinals of the US Open for the first time.

Playing at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 24-year-old defeated Nadal 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a full three hours, 31 minutes.

After claiming the first set and losing the second, Tiafoe made a stunning comeback to clinch the thirdIn a tight fourth set, the Spaniard scored first to lead 3-1.

He swung freely and held his nerve, cruising off five straight games to seal a historic win

Francis Tiafoe said on Monday evening, his biggest victory so far

The loss finished the Spaniard's offered for a record-expanding 23rd significant singles title.

Nadal was 31-2 in majors against the Americans entering Monday's match

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