Frances Tiafoe knocks out Rafael Nadal in major US Open upset

American Frances Tiafoe played the match of his life to beat second seed Rafa Nadal 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday.

It was the initial time this year that Nadal, who had been pursuing a record-expanding 23rd Grand Slam title, has been beaten in a significant.

Tiafoe covered his face with his hands as he absorbed the cheers from a stuffed house at Arthur Ashe Stadium subsequent

To breaking Nadal for a fifth time frame to guarantee seemingly the greatest bombshell of the competition.

"I don't actually have the foggiest idea what to say the present moment, I'm past blissful, I'm practically in tears," Tiafoe, cultivated 22, said in an on-court interview.

"I can barely handle it. He is certainly one of the best. I played unfathomable tennis today however I truly don't have the foggiest idea what occurred."

While Tiafoe did for sure play magnificent tennis, he likewise profited from a uniquely unfortunate serving and returning execution from Nadal.

The Spaniard created nine twofold blames and hit only 33 victors to Tiafoe's 48.

With the success, Tiafoe snapped Nadal's dash of 17 straight majors where he arrived at the quarter-finals or better.