In shock upset Rafael Nadal loses to Belgian Steve Darcis 7-6(4) 7-6(8) 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon.
As the match continued it became apparent in the third set that Rafa’s tender left knee was presenting a problem.
“It is not the day to talk about these kinds of things. I am confident that I will have a good recovery” “In grass it is difficult to adapt yourself, to adapt your game when you don’t have a chance to play before. I didn’t have that chance this year. It’s tougher and I didn’t find my rhythm,” Nadal said.
A nearly speechless Steve Darcis was almost at a loss for words after the match “I don’t know what to say right now. I’m really happy,” the Belgian said.
Steve Darcis plays Lukasz Kubot in the next round.