French Open at Roland Garros champion, Rafael Nadal is out of the 2017 Wimbledon after losing out to Luxemborg Gilles Muller.
The 15 times Grand Slam champion lost the first two sets before crawling back to level 2-2. The deciding set went for Muller ensuring that Nadal’s Wimbledon woes continued.
The Spanish was beaten 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 in four hours and 47 minutes ending Nadal’s ambition of winning the French Open and Wimbledon for a joint third time.
This means that Rafael Nadal who is a 10 time French Open Champion has failed to make the quarter finals at Wimbledon since reaching the final in 2011.
Muller who reached his first quarter finals since US 2008 said after the heated contest; “That was tough”.
“In the last two match points I just said ‘give it 100%'”, he added.
Nadal said after the game; “It was not my best match against a very uncomfortable opponent.”
“Well done to him. He played great, especially in the fifth set, but I fought to the last ball”, Nadal continued.
Elsewhere, Serb Novak Djokovic who was scheduled to play Adrian Mannarino on Court One was postponed to Tuesday as a result.
John McEnroe who is a former Wimbledon champion was not in full agreement of the postponement questioning why the game should be postponed. He told BBC Sports;
“Why didn’t they put the Djokovic match on Centre Court? It was a golden opportunity to put a three-time champion there – the crowd would have loved that”.
“You can’t say the people on Court One didn’t get their money’s worth. It would have got everybody from Henman Hill running in, he lamented”
Djokovic will play Mannarino today on Court One.