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Frances Tiafoe: ‘I Went Crazy’ After LeBron James Tweeted at Me Following Nadal Win

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Frances Tiafoe had quite the Monday.

First, he defeated all-time great Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of the 2022 U.S. Open in an exciting four-set showdown.

Then, he got a tweet from the King himself, LeBron James:

LeBron James @KingJames

CONGRATS Young King!!! You earned it! @FTiafoe https://t.co/QQ0Jn7Lotp

“I was losing it in the locker room about his tweet,” Tiafoe said, per Jos Morgado of Record. “I went crazy. That’s my guy.”

As James said, Tiafoe certainly earned it.

He won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 while tallying 18 aces and winning 76 percent of his first-service points. He also impressed as a returner, posting multiple breaks as he won the ultimate five games of the fourth set after falling behind 3-1.

Next up is really a quarterfinal showdown against No. 9 Andrey Rublev as Tiafoe chases the initial major championship of his career.

Even though he doesn’t obtain it, he still gets the tweet from James to check back on.

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