“The result when playing him was irrelevant,” Tiafoe said. “Just to be across the net from him that day, that’s what mattered. Tennis won that night.
“Playing him was unbelievable. He’s such an inspiration to this game, unbelievable ambassador we’ve had for 20-plus years. “We’re all gonna miss him. He’s a stand-up guy. He’s an even better person than a tennis player.
“Hats off to him, we’re gonna miss him dearly. I’m not gonna miss him beating everyone and myself at Grand Slams. Legends never die.”