Rafael Nadal aims to extend his unbeaten record over Frances Tiafoe when the pair collide in the fourth round of the 2022 US Open on Monday. Our champ holds a 2-0 edge over the American, though they haven’t faced each other since 2019.
Date: September 5, 2022
Match time: Around 2 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 7 PM BST – United Kingdom / 8 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 4 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on playing Frances:
“Second week against a great player like Frances, I need to be ready to play and to raise my level. I hope to be able to make that happen. I know it’s the right moment to make an improvement if I want to keep having chances to keep going on the tournament.”
Frances on Rafa:
“I’m defnitely a different player from 2019, playing much better. Match his intensity from the first point to the last. You can’t really have any dips. He takes advantage of it. How good his forehand is, right? Once he gets ahold of his forehand, it’s tough to get him out of that pattern. I’m just going to have to be really aggressive and try to make him play to me, not me play to him.”
Rafa is so far a perfect 22-0 in Grand Slam play this season with titles at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, his lone setback a semifinal pull-out at Wimbledon due to an abdominal tear, an injury that cost him a shot at the Grand Slam.
Our champ seeks his fifth US Open title, which would bring him level with Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras for the most in the Open Era.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
You can do it!
You are the GREATEST EVER!!!!
Great match ahead of us and I hope Rafa brings his ‘A’ game as Tiafoe is playing tremendous and confident tennis . This one will be very competitive but likely Rafa will win in a tight 5 setter . Vamos Rafa ,
Come on champ get it done in straights. American may have to wait a little.
Just stay healthy and focused.
Tiafoe has not lost a set yet.
Hopefully Rafa can change that. Frances is my boy… But Rafa is my main man!
Get it done champ!
Love Francis too… I would be rooting for him but unfortunately not when he’s playing! There is a whole generation of really great tennis players that have been denied because of Rafa Roger and Novak! Now that Serena is returning I have been getting into women’s tennis more. I really love Coco Gauff… she was so shy and always crying a lot in the beginning but that was just her age… I have seen her a lot on the news speaking up for women’s rights… I now love to watch her play she has matured right in front of our eyes! Vamos Rafa… Francis just broke you!! Be careful!
Mimi have you seen him live this trip? At practice?
Frances says he can beat Rafa. Many have said that.
Frances will be tough. If Rafa can win he can beat any of the others the rest of the week.
No, I am still home watching Rafa on TV and IPad. I have tickets from quarterfinals to finals this time. I like Frances, but not when his opponent is our champ. I hope Rafa beat him in straight sets.🤞
Good luck to Rafa🍀💪❤️
Wishing you the best of luck Rafa, Vamos x
Fierce and focussed, Rafa. Buena Suerte, campeon.🗽🎾🍀❤️
Good luck and Vamos Rafa❤️
Vamos Rafa💪💪💪 I should be able to watch this match before heading to the airport.😁🙏