the US Open broke out of the big cold. Nadal lost 1-3 to American native Tiafo and missed the quarterfinals, thus suspending his pursuit of the 23rd Grand Slam title. It is worth mentioning that this year's US Open is likely to produce a new men's singles Grand Slam champion and a new post-00 world number one, which is not impossible.
Nadal faced the American native Tiafo and was not taken care of by the fans. Moreover, Arthur Ashe Centre Court closed its roof, challenging Nadal again. In the end, Nadal was broken in many key sets in this game, and lost five consecutive sets in the third set with a 3-1 lead, and finally lost 1-3. Nadal's exit also left two huge suspense for this US Open men's singles.
First, a new Grand Slam champion could be born. After Nadal's exit, the Grand Slam champion who survived the men's singles draw was croatian veteran Marin Cilic. Cilic's original US Open victory was considered to be short-lived. In recent years, Cilic has not achieved impressive results. And, he will face No. 3 seed Alcaraz. As long as cilic doesn't win the title, a new Grand Slam title will be born. For now, Kyrgios may be the biggest favorite to win the title!
Second, the new post-00s world first may be born. Born in 2003, No. 3 seed Alcaraz, he has only come to prominence this season. With his outstanding performances in clay season, Alcaraz entered the top ten of the world. Currently, in the lower half of Alcaraz's zone, No. 2 seed Nadal and No. 7 seed Nori are both out. As long as he reaches the final and Ruud misses the final, he can become the world number one. And if he and Ruud reach the final at the same time, whoever wins the championship can become the world number one.
Medvedev previously broke Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray's 18-year monopoly on the world's number one. After more than half a year, a new world first may be born. Perhaps, the tennis world is not far from completely leaving the rule of giants.