Frances Tiafoe upset Rafael Nadal in US Open 4th round

Frances Tiafoe upset Rafael Nadal in US Open 4th round

During his Round of 16 match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the 2022 US Open Tennis Tournament, Frances Tiafoe reacts.

Rafael Nadal, who has won 22 grand slam titles, was defeated by American Frances Tiafoe on Monday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York, to lose the US Open.

The Maryland native overcame Nadal 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a showdown that lasted more than three hours and thirty minutes.

Tiafoe, 24, is the youngest American man to get this far in the US Open since then-24-year-old Andy Roddick was a finalist in 2006.

"It was definitely one hell of a performance," he said following the match. "I played really well today. 

Yeah, I guess, I mean, I just came out there and I just believed I could do it. It helps I played him a couple times."

Earlier in the tournament, Tiafoe said he was happy to be going mostly unnoticed.

After his win Monday, he expressed joy for what his victory against Nadal meant to his parents, who immigrated to the United States from Sierra Leone.