America's Frances Tiafoe stunned 22-time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal, at the US Open on Monday. The former claimed a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win to reach his second major quarter-final. 

Key stats

Tiafoe won a total of 120 points, 10 more than Nadal's. The American struck 49 winners. While Tiafoe fired 18 aces, Nadal served nine. Nadal recorded more double faults (9) than Tiafoe (4).


Tiafoe has become the first American man to reach the quarter-final at the US Open since John Isner in 2018. The former is also the youngest to attain the feat since Andy Roddick in 2006.

Maiden win over Nadal

Tiafoe claimed his first-ever win against Nadal on the ATP Tour. Before this match, Nadal had a 2-0 lead over the American in the ATP head-to-head, with wins at Madrid Masters and Australian Open.

Fifth US Open title

Nadal was chasing his fifth US Open title. To date, he has won the US Open four times (2010, 2013, 2017, and 2019), the joint-second-most titles with John McEnroe in the Open Era.