Rafael Nadal “would have a panic attack” if he saw Tiafoe’s messy habit, says fan

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Rafael Nadal “would have a panic attack” if he saw Tiafoe’s messy habit, says fan

After a fan remarked how messy Frances Tiafoe’s bench looked like in the US Open final against Carlos Alcaraz, he made a comparison with Rafael Nadal’s meticulous style of arranging everything, from his bottles to his tennis rackets.

“If Nadal saw this he'd have a panic attack let's be honest,” said the fan.

The fan went even further by screenshotting how Tiafoe keeps his towels during the points.

Another fan responded with a picture of Tiafoe sitting in the middle of his chaotic bench. An additional fan said: “Love Francis Tiafoe’s locker room court side.

Everything is in sight…won’t lose anything. Maybe just need a laundry bag or hamper as well. Must throw his neat & tidy “prim & proper” opponents off. Great tactics. Or is it the smelly, sweated out shirts & shoes?”

Tiafoe’s key to beat Nadal

Tiafoe, however, bet on another key aspect to defeat Rafael Nadal.

Although Frances Tiafoe beating Rafael Nadal is one of the most surprising upsets of the US Open, it wasn’t so unexpected since the American confidently announced before the match that he was meaning business. Before the match, the home favorite even shared the card he planned to play against the Spanish legend.

“Now I believe I can beat him - I’m definitely going to come after him. I think for everybody is his intensity. Match his intensity from the first point to the last. You can't really have any dips. He takes advantage of it.

How good his forehand is, right? Once he gets ahold of his forehand, it's tough to get him out of that pattern. I'm just going to have to be really aggressive and try to make him play to me, not me play to him," Tiafoe explained.