American Frances Tiafoe upsets Rafael Nadal in 4th round of US Open
American tennis star Taylor Dent played his first Grand Slam event since injuring his right forearm in February last year. After losing his opening match to No. 12 seed Viktor Troicki, American Tiafoe won his first-round match against American John Isner, who was playing his first tournament after being sidelined due to injury.
Tiafoe played his second Grand Slam event since his injury in the 2015 US Open. He won his first-round match against American John Isner (28-8, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3) in five games, becoming the first American player to win in five sets in a Grand Slam event since Tommy Haas in 2011. He then went on to win his first-round match against American qualifier Marius Copil (12-14, 6-8, 11-6, 8-6, 6-2), a match which was a competitive four games against four games match.
Tiafoe advanced to the final of the tournament with a victory over American qualifier Florian Mayer (10-16, 6-10, 7-5, 6-4), a five-setter. Mayer had already defeated American John Isner, before losing to Tiafoe and then losing to David Goffin in the third round.
Tiafoe was able to win against a top ten player for the first time in his career, upsetting American No. 6 seed David Goffin in the third round. Tiafoe held serve in the opening game against the American. It went to a tie-breaker. Tiafoe then won the returner side and Goffin saved the break point. Tiafoe then won the next two points, with Goffin saving a match point. Tiafoe won the next two points before winning the tie-breaker, to win the first set. In the second set, Tiafoe