Go for it all: Rafael Nadal to face local in US Open Round of 16
Raphael Nadal He looks back on the second week of the US Open with only one goal, to reach the last match of the tournament with the hope of being able to return to the top of the ATP rankings. He has just left Richard Gasquet on the road in exceptional fashion and now he will have another tough stop, where Arthur Ashe will be heartbroken not knowing who to root for.
‘Rafa’ had no mercy with the Frenchman to advance to the round of 16 of the tournament and will face Frances Tiafoe who was strong in the previous round, where he knocked out Diego Schwartzman in straight sets. In said meeting, the American relied on his people, who never stopped motivating him, but now with Raphael Nadal on the other side of the net, the story will be different. You will have to be smart when making decisions.
The Manacorí man and the local have already faced each other twice with wins for Europe, although three years have passed since those matches so far. Inside the court there will be two different tennis players compared to 2019, ‘La Fiera’ with 36 years old and the aspiration to get another GS, and on the other a much more mature Tiafoe, with a winning mentality and without the pressure of facing an idol.
In this sense, the meeting will take place at a non-traditional time for Raphael Nadal, will be in the second day team of the Arthuir Ashe stadium, once the match between Kvitova and Pegula is over. Therefore, the Spaniard will face Tiafoe from 8 p.m. in Spain (3 p.m. in Argentina, 2 p.m. in Chile and 1 p.m. in CDMX) where fans of the Old Continent who want to follow the duel can do so on Eurosport, while in Latin America the match will be broadcast by ESPN and Star + streaming.
“I’m leaving for Nadal”
After Frances Tiafoe was classified against the Argentinian, he took to the microphones of the usual press conference of each match to analyze what a new confrontation will be like against Raphael Nadal where three years have passed since the last meeting between the two.
“I’m a completely different player than I was in 2019. Not only am I playing at a much better level, but I won’t have that feeling of extreme respect and emotion that I felt playing against him. the first time. Now I really believe I have options to beat him, I’ll go for it,” the local tennis player said confidently.
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