Wimbledon 2017: Nadal knocked out of Wimbledon after fighting an epic battle

Wimbledon 2017: Nadal knocked out of Wimbledon after fighting an epic battle
Written by Shubham Jain

Nadal once again could not qualify to the quarter-final of the Wimbledon tournament. It’s the consecutive sixth year in which he could not qualify to the quarter-finals of the tournament. Nadal has been knocked out of the Wimbledon 2017 in a match which lasted more than 4½ hours against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.

Nadal, first erased a two-set deficit by winning the third and fourth after losing the first to sets of the game. Then, he erased four match points in the fifth set but he could not erase the fifth match point before losing the match by 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 15-13.

However, 15-times grand slam champion could not hide his disappointment after the loss and said that Muller was always better than him in the game, “I never said that I am not going to come back,” he wants to come back because he wants to play more times in the Centre Court.

He had not lost a single set in grand slam play since January, in the Austrailian Open final against Federer. Just a few weeks ago, he claimed the French Open title for the tenth time.

Nadal has won 15 Grand Slams championships in his career and an Olympic gold at the Beijing Olympics 2008. He has reached the finals of the Wimbledon for five times and won it for two times, he has won Austrailian open once, US open twice. He has a giant record of 10 French Open titles, between 2005-2014, he won 9 French Open tournament out of ten, beacause of this record he also called the king of clay.

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