Frances Tiafoe's vision was foggy from the tears. He was excited - - overpowered, even - - when the last point was finished and it hit him that,

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 indeed, he had finished Rafael Nadal's 22-match Grand Slam series of wins on Monday and arrived at the US Open quarterfinals interestingly.

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 "I felt like the world halted," Tiafoe said. "I was unable to hear anything briefly."

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 Then Tiafoe tracked down himself "losing it in the storage space" when he saw that NBA genius LeBron James gave him a Twitter holler.

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 "Brother," Tiafoe said, "I was going off the deep end."

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 What implied the most to Tiafoe about his 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 triumph over No. 2 seed Nadal in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows,

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 however, was looking into in his Arthur Ashe Stadium visitor box and knowing his folks

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 Constant and Alphina, were there.

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