After defeating No. 20 Seeds Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (1), 7-5 on Sunday, College Park, native Francis Tiafo celebrates the advancement to his first Grand Slam. quarter-final in the same way he did just one round earlier: he ripped his shirt, hit his biceps and his chest and used all the energy he had left to give a loud shout. where Thiafo needed a few moments to get together before giving a full answer. The interviewer was more than friendly, which was more than just, given that this victory came the same day as his 21st birthday.
After the tears were mostly led, he said the following:
He marks the world. I got my ass, man. You know, I told my parents 10 years ago that I would be a professional and would change my life and my life, and now I'm in the neighborhoods of a 21 year old helmet. I can not believe it, man.
He may have been lost for words right after what's just happened, but he's back to reality when asked about his potential upcoming opponent, Rafael Nadal's number two.
Yes, I can not do anything to make me crazy. Now I have to fall asleep, in fact. We hope he wins, man. I watched him play for so many years. If I can play it in the quarterfinals of a helmet, I hope at night or sometime later, that would mean the world to me.
There is very little reason to believe that Thiafo will get a lot if there is something about Nadal in their upcoming match. – which was confirmed shortly after the interview. The Spaniard defeated Thomas Berdic with 6-0, 6-1, 7-6 (4) to go into the quarterfinals. He won the first nine games of the match. Still, given that Tihoff is recent, Nadal is better off being ready.