Francis Tiafo beats Rafael Nadal to reach US Open quarterfinals

Frances Tiafoe processes a group's energy the manner in which different players depend on protein bars.

Tiafoe, the child of workers from Sierra Leone who figured out how to play at College Park's Junior Tennis Champions Center, is one of the game's best youthful entertainers.

He has the ability and magnetism to mix a group into a craze, the physicality and shot-production to draw oohs and aahs.

His exhibitions before the rambunctious horde of the U.S. Open can feel more like wrestling matches than tennis matches.

Yet, Monday, with a shrewd, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 success over Rafael Nadal, he showed a strategist's discipline in expelling the 22-time Grand Slam champion.

At the point when he secured it by compelling a strike mistake from Nadal, he threw his racket toward his seat and set his hands around his head.

Men's tennis presently has what is maybe the most totally open Grand Slam draw since Roger Federer's reign started in 2003.

Tiafoe's triumph denied Nadal the opportunity to grow his lead over Novak Djokovic and Federer in Grand Slam wins.