Frances Tiafoe recorded the biggest win of his career Monday in a surprising fourth-round upset of Rafael Nadal on the U.S. Open, defeating the 22-time Grand Slam champion 6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3.
Along with reaching simply his second profession main quarterfinal, Tiafoe, the world’s No. 26-ranked participant, shockingly ended the 36-year-old Spaniard’s 22-match successful streak at Grand Slam tournaments. The 24-year-old Faculty Park, Maryland native can also be the primary American to beat Nadal in a serious since James Blake in 2005, and the youngest American man to achieve a U.S. Open quarterfinal since Andy Roddick in ’06.
Tiafoe’s explosive win, coupled along with his emotional celebration post-match, gave tennis followers around the globe one of the crucial memorable moments within the match’s historical past and drew quite a lot of reactions on social media. LeBron James, Bradley Beal and the NBA’s Wizards and WNBA’s Mystics, two of Tiafoe’s hometown groups, have been amongst those that weighed in on the historic second. The Wizards star is one in all Tiafoe’s favourite gamers and was in attendance Monday to cheer him on.
Verify beneath for a few of the finest reactions to Tiafoe’s milestone achievement:
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