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US Open Tennis 2022: Rafael Nadal Loss, Iga Swiatek Win Highlight Monday’s Results

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Despite Serena Williams and men’s No. 1 Daniil Medvedev being eliminated in the initial week of the 2022 U.S. Open, there is no shortage of star power on Monday.

Women’s No. 1 Iga Swiatek, all-time great Rafael Nadal and Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jessica Pegula were on the list of notable players who took the court in the fourth round of the men’s and women’s singles draws.

Swiatek survived challenging from Jule Niemeier, but Tiafoe got the very best of Nadal and prevented him from winning a fifth U.S. Open championship.

This is a consider the full results from Monday’s slate.


Women’s Singles

No. 8 Jessica Pegula def. No. 21 Petra Kvitova; 6-3, 6-2

No. 1 Iga Swiatek def. Jule Niemeier; 2-6, 6-4, 6-0

No. 22 Karolina Pliskova def. No. 26 Victoria Azarenka; 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-2

No. 6 Aryna Sabalenka def. No. 19 Danielle Collins; 3-6, 6-3, 6-2


Men’s Singles

No. 9 Andrey Rublev def. No. 7 Cameron Norrie; 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

No. 22 Frances Tiafoe def. No. 2 Rafael Nadal; 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

No. 11 Jannik Sinner vs. Ilya Ivashka

No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz vs. No. 15 Marin ili


Among the No. 1 seeds went home Sunday when Nick Kyrgios defeated Medvedev in four sets with the initial one likely to a protracted tiebreaker.

It seemed as though another No. 1 seed would join him Monday when Niemeier won the initial set against Swiatek in a brisk eight games. However, the very best seed responded by surviving the next set and cruising in the 3rd without dropping a casino game.

Swiatek was at her best when she took it to the web, winning 18 of 24 net points and overcoming some struggles with her serve. She won just 52 percent of her first-service points, although that has been much better than Niemeier’s 49 percent on another end. Niemeier also had 13 double-faults.

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She completes the comeback!@Iga_Swiatek secures her spot in the quarterfinals. pic.twitter.com/xs2WQ0KMpT

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Ms. Consistent pic.twitter.com/szsSoX13DW

That has been way too many mistakes contrary to the No. 1 seed for the challenger to overcome, which helped Swiatek eventually assume control.

The headliner on the men’s side was the showdown between Nadal and Tiafoe, also it didn’t disappoint.

Nadal is really a 22-time Grand Slam champion with four U.S. Open titles, but Tiafoe was up for the task from the opening moments. The American used his strong serve to win the initial and third sets, which created a predicament where he previously to win 1 of 2 sets to shock among the all-time greats.

Just when it appeared like Nadal would force a decisive set by winning three of the initial four games in the fourth, Tiafoe broke back multiple times to seize the momentum and lead once and for all.

In every, the victor tallied 18 aces to Nadal’s nine and won 76 percent of his first-service points.

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Frances Tiafoe is on the brink of a quarterfinal appearance.

And Ashe is electric! pic.twitter.com/QaGrQyF9y0

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We have been looking forward to this moment. pic.twitter.com/KcNvqQzMr3

The street won’t get easier for Tiafoe with a quarterfinal matchup against No. 9 Andrey Rublev, however the American made quite the statement along with his first career make an impression on Nadal and is currently three victories from his first major championship.

*Stats are thanks to the U.S. Open’s official website.

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