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Dustin Brown slams Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon

3 Jul 2015 | By Siripriya

Two-time Wimbledon Champion, Rafael Nadal's journey in Wimbledon 2015 was ended early by unseeded Dustin Brown, who defeated him 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

29-year old Nadal looked a little lost during the match and he double faulted twice in the third set.

But he accepted his defeat gracefully by saying, "I am a good loser. When I am not that good, I always accept."

In context: Nadal's line-up of shocking defeats this year!

6 Jan 2015Nadal suffers a shocker in Doha by Michael Berrer

World number three Rafael Nadal suffered from a shocking defeat in the first round of Qatar Open by Michael Berrer who crushed him 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Defending champion Nadal had been struggling with a wrist injury and appendicitis and had played only 7 matches after Wimbledon 2014.

Nadal fought hard till the end but he had to eventually succumb to Berrer's amazing serves.

27 Jan 2015Nadal crashes out of Australian Open 2015

Rafael Nadal was thrashed out of the quarter-finals of the Australian Open at the hands of Tomas Berdych, who finally defeated Nadal after 18 attempts.

Berdych slashed Nadal 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 to enter the semi-finals.

Nadal said, "It was just not my day. I didn't play with the right intensity, the right rhythm. It was a day when the opponent played better than me."

30 Mar 2015Nadal thrown out of Miami Open by Fernando Verdasco

Rafael Nadal suffered from yet another quick blow when he failed to make it to the quarter-finals of the Miami Open.

He was slashed 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 by his fellow countryman Fernando Verdasco.

Nadal was seen fighting hard after his loss in the first set but he eventually lost his momentum in the third set and Verdasco seized the opportunity to secure a win.

3 Jun 2015Djokovic crushes King of Clay at French Open

Novak Djokovic crushed Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros this year, in straight sets 7-5 6-3 6-1 in the quarter-finals.

This was Nadal's second defeat at the French Open after his shocking loss to Robin Soderling in 2009.

Nadal however, didn't lose hope and said that he'll come back again next year with more practice and a little more confidence.

Throwback Nadal's worst defeat of all in French Open 2009

King of Clay, Nadal's 31-match winning streak in French Open was broken by Robin Soderling in 2009.

He beat Nadal 6-2, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 in the biggest upset of tennis history.

Soderling, who was beaten 6-1, 6-0 by Nadal in Rome a month ago, said, "This is the best win of my career against a man who is the greatest clay-court player in history."

3 Jul 2015Dustin Brown slams Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon

Nadal asked to sack his uncle

After his loss, Rafael Nadal has been urged by John McEnroe to sack his coach - his uncle Toni, if he wants to regain his glory on the court. McEnroe, in clear words said, "I'm saying get a new damn coach!"