- The Spanish champion was beaten by 24-year-old US hope Frances Tiafoe
- His wife Maria is back home in Spain and is heavily pregnant with their first child
- Nadal was non-committal when asked when – or if – he will return to the court
- The 22-time grand slam winner is likely to take the rest of 2022 off at least
Nadal was widely expected to reach the final at Flushing Meadows, but he was beaten 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an epic battle against local US hope Frances Tiafoe.