US Open | Life achievement! I don’t know what happened, I’m almost in tears, the American shocked himself

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In front of his home crowd, Tiafoe reached the top eight in a Grand Slam event for the first time ever.

“I don’t even know what to say now,” he said when it was finished and when it was clear that the seeded twenty-two had swept the spider’s two.

“I’m overjoyed, I’m almost in tears. I can’t believe it, I can’t believe it,” he continued, struggling to contain his emotion after defeating the legendary Spaniard. “He’s definitely one of the greatest players of all time. But I played incredible tennis today, I really don’t know what happened,” continued the 24-year-old descendant of immigrants from Sierra Leone, where they once fled civil war.

He is the youngest American in the quarterfinals of the US Open since 2004, when Andy Roddick reached the last eight.

And right next to Roddick and James Blake, he is also on the exclusive list of Americans who have ever beaten Rafa in a Grand Slam event.

In his next match, he will face ninth seed Andrei Rublev of Russia.

The article is in Czech

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