22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will lock horns with home favorite Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round of the 2022 US Open on Monday.
After defeating Rinky Hijikata and Fabio Fognini, Richard Gasquet was Nadal’s opponent in the third round. After a couple of difficult performances, the Spaniard would have been relieved to face an opponent he has dominated for such a long time (17-0 winning record versus him). The next game was easily won by him, and he went on to win the match 6-0, 6-1, and 7-5.
After defeating Marcos Giron and Jason Kubler, Frances Tiafoe advanced to the third round, where he faced 14th seed Diego Schwartzman. The first set was fairly up-and-down, with the Americans making repeated comebacks from behind. Midway through the third set, the pair exchanged breaks, but Tiafoe again took control of the final three games to win the match 7-6(7), 6-4, 6-4.
Rafael Nadal vs Frances Tiafoe Match Details
Tournament: US Open
Date: September 5 2022
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Round: Round of 16
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $60,102,000
Rafael Nadal vs Frances Tiafoe Head-to-Head Record
Nadal leads Tiafoe 2-0 in the head-to-head.
Rafael Nadal vs Frances Tiafoe Prediction
Tiafoe will be the toughest opponent Nadal has faced so far, but the Spaniard should be able to get over the finish line.
Prediction: Nadal to win in straight sets
Rafael Nadal Last three performances
- US Open: Round of 32- b. Gasquet 6-0, 6-1, 7-5
- US Open: Round of 64- b. Fognini 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
- US Open: Round of 128- b. Hijikata 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
Frances Tiafoe Last three performances
- US Open: Round of 32- b. Schwartzman 7-6(7), 6-4, 6-4
- US Open: Round of 64- b. Kubler 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-6(2)
- US Open: Round of 128- b. Giron 7-6(0), 6-4, 6-3
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV