Rafael Nadal will play against Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round of the US Open 2022 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. You will know everything about the Rafael Nadal vs Frances Tiafoe game here.
In the third set, Nadal faced Richard Gasquet. After a pair of disappointing performances, the Spaniard probably appreciated facing an opponent he has historically dominated, against whom he had a perfect 17-0 record.
Nadal dominated Gasquet in the opening two sets, dropping just one game on his way to victory. In the deciding set, the Frenchman upped his game, taking greater risks with his strokes and targeting his opponent’s weaker serves. After losing his serve to open the set, he was able to recover and win the game. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. Near the conclusion of the set, Nadal managed to break his opponent’s serve. He finished off the match with relative ease in the third game and took it 6-0, 6-1, 7-5.
After beating Marcos Giron and Jason Kubler, Frances Tiafoe advanced to the third round and met 14th seed Diego Schwartzman. The first set was a roller coaster, with the American overcoming many deficits to win. Schwartzman had three set points and served for the set three times, but was broken each time. Even in the tie-break, he had three more set points, but Tiafoe came through in the clutch. There were several changes in the second set’s momentum as well.
Tiafoe was behind 2-0 but rallied to win the next three games to take a 3-2 lead. Schwartzman evened the score by breaking his opponent’s serve, then took the lead, 4-3, after holding his own serve. After dropping the first game, the Americans won the next three and the set. Tiafoe won the match 7-6(7), 6-4, 6-4 despite the fact that he was broken twice in the middle of the third set by his opponent.
When is Rafael Nadal vs Frances Tiafoe?
The game will be held on September 5, 2022. The game will start at 1.15 pm ET.
How to Watch Rafael Nadal vs Frances Tiafoe?
The Rafael Nadal vs Frances Tiafoe will be shown on ESPN on the USA. To watch the live stream, you can subscribe to the monthly package of ESPN+
TSN will be showing the game in Canada, whereas, Amazon prime Video will show the full event in the United Kingdom.
The Rafael Nadal vs Frances Tiafoe will be played on the outdoor hard courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Rafael Nadal vs Frances Tiafoe Prediction:
When Nadal beat Gasquet in the third round, it was his greatest performance of the competition. His groundstrokes have been effective, but his service has been hit or miss. His serve has been adjusted so that he doesn’t further injure his abdomen. In spite of this, Tiafoe will try to use this weakness on his opponents to his advantage.
While the American has yet to lose a set, every match has been intensely fought. Tiafoe seemed defeated after losing the first set against Schwartzman, but he mustered up incredible resilience to win the match. If he wants to beat the Spaniard, he’ll need to show the same determination.
In the third set of their matches, both players had a greater number of victories than mistakes. However, the former world number one has shown that he would not give up no matter how much his game may have deteriorated. Nadal’s match against Tiafoe will be the most challenging of his career, but the Spaniard should still emerge victorious.