Rafael Nadal reunites with his pregnant wife after his US Open loss
"I need to achieve something significant in my life, including having my most memorable kid, and I accept that all will be great"
Rafael Nadal lost to Tiafoe.
Entering the tournament with a 2-0 straight-sets lead against the American, Nadal was a heavy favorite to reach the quarter-finals but fell in four sets after a terrible display.
Although the Spaniard leveled in the second set, Tiafoe took the next two sets and leveled his game again, defeating the 22-time Grand Slam winner 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Inclusive fashion.
Speaking at a press conference afterward, the Mallorcan stressed that the past few months have been difficult for him due to his repeated injuries & the ongoing pregnancy of his wife Maria
Now that his tennis calendar is almost over, world no. 3 is happy to go home, reunite with his wife and patiently await the birth of their first child -- which is more important to him right now.
Former world no. 1 also refused to make any excuses for his defeat, as he did not want to complain about how he might have won many other things in the past.