Monday 24 April 2017

Shock as Rafael Nadal knocked out in first round of Wimbledon

Twice former champion Rafa Nadal was knocked out in the first round of Wimbledon by 135th-ranked Belgian Steve Darcis, the Spaniard losing 7-6(4) 7-6(8) 6-4.

The 12-times grand slam champion found Darcis in inspired form as he lost in the first round of a grand slam for the first time in his career.

 

It was the second year in succession that French Open champion Nadal has suffered a shock Wimbledon exit after his second-round loss to Lukas Rosol a year ago.

Reuters

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