American Frances Tiafoe Defeats Rafael Nadal at U.S. Open

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Rafael Nadal, who has won 22 grand slam titles, was defeated by American Frances Tiafoe on Monda 

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This US Open match was held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York. 

The Maryland native defeated Nadal 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, that lasted for more than 3 ½ hrs. 

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

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He expressed joy for what his victory against Nadal meant to his parents, who came to the United States from Sierra Leone.  

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Frances's parents met in USA, where they would have twins, Tiafoe & Franklin. 

Their father signed on as a day laborer at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in 1999 in College Park. 

Nadal, 36, recorded his first defeat in a grand slam event this year and he is now 22-1 this season. 

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Frances Tiafoe will face Andrey Rublev of Russia in a quarterfinal on Wednesday. 

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The US Open men's singles final is scheduled for Sunday.