Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal knocked out by Gilles Muller in five-set epic

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 July 2017, 08:12 AM
Rafael Nadal Wimbledon exit
Rafael Nadal Wimbledon exit

In a stunning setback, Tennis superstar and French Open champion Rafael Nadal crashed to a stunning 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 fourth round defeat in Wimbledon against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller.

The two time Wimbledon champion, was condemned to his fifth exit before the quarter-finals in his last five visits to Wimbledon.

The 31-year-old Spaniard, finally worn down by Muller after four hours and 48 minutes on Court One, hasn't wonWimbledon since 2010 and last made the quarter-finals in 2011.

"I lost in the fourth round," Nadal said. "That's not the result I was expecting. It's true that I played some good matches, but at the same time it's true that I didn't want to lose that match."

Muller, seeded 16th, will make his first Wimbledon quarter-final appearance against former US Open champion MarinCilic. 

First Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 08:00 AM
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