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LONDON (CBSNewYork/AP) — This is one for the history books.For the second straight year, Rafael Nadal is leaving Wimbledon early after a stunning loss to a little-known player ranked in the hundreds.In one of the tournament’s greatest upsets, an ailing Nadal was knocked out in straight sets Monday by 135th-ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium — the Spaniard’s first loss in the opening round of any Grand Slam event.The free-swinging Darcis defeated the two-time champion 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4 on Court 1, ending Nadal’s 22-match winning streak and eliminating one of the Big Four of men’s tennis on the very first day of the grass-court Grand Slam.After serving an ace down the middle on match point, Darcis conceded he was as surprised as everyone.“Nobody was expecting me to win,” he said. “So I had to play a good match, relax, and enjoy the game. That’s what I did.”There were no surprises for the other big names: Defending champion Roger Federer, bidding for a record eighth Wimbledon title, and second-seeded Andy Murray both won in straight sets on Centre Court.
That was a shocker. Now if only the sports guys would talk about tennis, and not the Maria-Serena spat.
Keep in mind, from a guy's perspective, Maria is much easier on the eyes...
I have no doubt.