Rafael Nadal suffered a tough fourth-round exit at the US Open on Monday against American Frances Tiafoe. Check out full match details here.
Rafael Nadal : Vs Frances Tiafoe | US open | Stats
Rafael Nadal Parera ( born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player.
|Born||3 June 1986
Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Francisco Roig (2005–)
Carlos Moyá (2016–)
Marc López (2021–)
He is currently ranked world No. 3 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
He has been ranked world No. 1 for 209 weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. Nadal has won an all-time record 22 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, including a record 14 French Open titles.
He has won 92 ATP singles titles, including 36 Masters titles, with 63 of these on clay. Nadal is one of only two men to complete the Career Golden Slam in singles.
His 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era.
Vs Frances Tiafoe
America’s Frances Tiafoe, on Monday, September 5, pulled off a major upset after beating Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of the US Open men’s singles draw. In a thrilling four-setter at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Tiafoe won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Tiafoe, thereby, became the third player from America after Andy Roddick and James Blake to beat Nadal in a Grand Slam major.
Tiafoe also became the youngest American since Roddick to qualify for the US Open quarters.
The 24-year-old was dominant throughout the match as he broke Nadal’s serve five out of eight times.
After losing the first set, Nadal clawed back into the second, showing his ability to come back with his back pushed to the wall.
However, Tiafoe showed a great amount of composure to close out the last two sets. With the scoreline reading 5-3, 40-0 in favour of Tiafoe, Nadal had to save three match points, but after saving one of them, he ran out of gas.
Rafael Nadal us open
Rafael Nadal suffered a tough fourth-round exit at the US Open on Monday against American Frances Tiafoe.
The 22-time major champion was clear that there are no excuses. Tiafoe was simply the better player on the day.
“We can make lamentations or we can complain now about a lot of things, but I don’t think that [is] going to change any situation,” Nadal said. “We can think, if I [didn’t] get injured, maybe I win Wimbledon.
Maybe I win [other] things [in] the past. Or maybe I lost [other] things because I was not able to create this interior power after all that injuries.
“That’s part of my career. A lot of times went the proper way; sometimes completely unexpected like Australia, like Roland Garros. Of course, this was not the ideal preparation for me.
But in other cases went the right way, even with not the perfect preparation. We can’t find excuses. We need to be enough critical with myself. That’s the only way to improve or that’s the only way that I understand you are able to find solutions.”
Nadal turned professional at age 15, and participated in two events on the ITF junior circuit. He finished 2001 with a Challenger series record of 1–1 in singles with no titles or finals appearances.
|Career record||1066–214 (83.3%)|
|Career titles||92 (4th in the Open Era)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (18 August 2008)|
|Current ranking||No. 3 (11 July 2022)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||W (2009, 2022)|
W (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022)
|Wimbledon||W (2008, 2010)|
|US Open||W (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019)|
|Tour Finals||F (2010, 2013)|
|Career record||138–74 (65.1% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 26 (8 August 2005)|
|Current ranking||No. 1083 (29 August 2022)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2004, 2005)|
|US Open||SF (2004)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Davis Cup||W (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2019)|
In 2003, Nadal won two Challenger titles and finished the year ranked as the world No. 49. He won the ATP Newcomer of the Year Award.
Nadal, at 18 years and six months of age, became the youngest player to register a singles victory in a Davis Cup final for a winning nation.
Nadal missed the Australian Open because of a foot injury. In February, he lost in the semifinals of the first tournament he played, the Open 13 tournament in Marseille, France.
Rafael Nadal played the Artois Championships at the Queen’s Club in London for the second consecutive year.