Frances Tiafoe knocks out Rafael Nadal in major US Open upset. It was the first time this year that Nadal has been beaten in a major.

Frances Tiafoe : vs Rafael Nadal | US Open | Girlfriend

Frances Tiafoe Jr. ( born January 20, 1998) is an American professional tennis player.

Frances Tiafoe : vs Rafael Nadal | US Open | Girlfriend

Born January 20, 1998 (age 24)
Hyattsville, Maryland, US
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2015
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Wayne Ferreira

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has ranked Tiafoe as high as no. 24 in singles, on August 8, 2022, and no. 160 in doubles, on November 1, 2021.

Tiafoe won his first and only ATP title at the 2018 Delray Beach Open, becoming the youngest American man to win a tournament on the ATP Tour since Andy Roddick in 2002.

The son of Sierra Leonean immigrants, Tiafoe was raised at the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), a USTA regional training center in Maryland, where his father worked as the head of maintenance.

Vs Rafael Nadal 

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 first time this year that Nadal, who had been chasing a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam title, has been beaten in a major.


Tiafoe covered his face with his hands as he soaked up the cheers from a packed house at Arthur Ashe Stadium after breaking Nadal for a fifth time to claim arguably the biggest upset of the tournament.

“I don’t even know what to say right now, I’m beyond happy, I’m almost in tears,” Tiafoe, seeded 22, said in an on-court interview.

“I can’t believe it. He is definitely one of the greatest of all time. I played unbelievable tennis today but I really don’t know what happened.”

While Tiafoe did indeed play sublime tennis, he also benefited from an uncharacteristically poor serving and returning performance from Nadal. The Spaniard produced nine double faults and hit just 33 winners to Tiafoe’s 48.

Frances Tiafoe us open 

Rafael Nadal made no excuses after his exit from the US Open on Monday after losing to Frances Tiafoe, saying that his opponent was the better player on the day.

Nadal was looking to claim his 23rd career Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows this year but the American handed him his first loss in a major this year.

Frances Tiafoe : vs Rafael Nadal | US Open | Girlfriend

At Wimbledon, the Spaniard was forced to withdraw from the competition in the semi-finals due to an abdominal injury.

He had already won the Australian and French Opens this year and was looking to end the year on a high, but Tiafoe had other ideas.

The American was strong throughout the match and broke Nadal’s serve five out of eight times.

The 24-year-old was also aided by some poor serving and return performance from the Spaniard, which was very uncharacteristic. Nadal committed a total of nine double faults and hit just 33 winners compared to Tiafoe’s 48.

The American looked in control from the get-go and took home the first set with a score of 6-4.


Frances’ gorgeous girlfriend Ayan Broomfield could not miss the chance to see Frances playing the American major.

Ayan is extremely active on Instagram where she has almost 20k followers. Here are some of her best pictures also in a bikini and at the beach.

Frances Tiafoe : vs Rafael Nadal | US Open | Girlfriend

Tiafoe‘s girlfriend, Ayan Broomfield, is a young and talented tennis player who hails from Ontario, Canada. The 24-year-old is currently at the World No.680 spot in the WTA rankings and has won two ITF titles as of now.

Broomfield made her debut on the WTA Tour at the Coupe Banque Nationale in 2014 along with her partner, Maria Patrascu.

She entered the tournament as a wildcard player in the doubles category. Soon after this, she hit a world doubles rank of 467, which is the highest she has got in the WTA rankings so far in her career.

By Rishabh

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