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Rafael Nadal’s irregular Wimbledon losses

  • LONDON — Incredibly, Rafael Nadal has now mislaid his past 4 Wimbledon events to players ranked No. 100 or worse. Here’s a look.

    2015: Dustin Brown
    Round: Second
    Rank: No. 102
    Score: 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

    Dustin Brown used his grass-court bravery to jolt a No. 10 Nadal. The German pounded net 85 times and won 71 of 99 points off his initial serve. Nadal is now 0-2 opposite Brown, who kick a 14-time Grand Slam champ final year on a weed of Halle. With a loss, Nadal is expected to tumble out of a tip 10. 

    2014: Nick Kyrgios
    Round: Fourth
    Rank: 144
    Score: 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3

    Last year, Nadal went out in a fourth turn to Australian teen Nick Kyrgios, who was entrance off a Challenger win in Nottingham and was ranked No. 144. It was a initial time a teen had beaten a universe No. 1 in a Grand Slam given Nadal kick Roger Federer during Roland Garros in 2005.

    2013: Steve Darcis
    Round: First
    Rank: No. 135
    Score: 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4

    This was Rafa’s initial rival compare on weed given losing to Rosol a year before. Nadal saved 4 set points in a second-set tiebreaker though unsuccessful to modify one of his own. Nadal was a initial Roland Garros champion to remove in a initial turn of Wimbledon given Gustavo Kuerten fell in 1997.

    2012: Lukas Rosol
    Round: Second
    Rank: No. 100
    Score: 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

    Rosol, a 26-year-old Czech was personification in his initial Wimbledon categorical pull after losing in a initial turn of subordinate 5 years in a row. It was Nadal’s initial exit in a Grand Slam before a third turn given descending in a third turn during a All England Club to Gilles Muller in 2005 during a All England Club

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