The 15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of the 34-year-old Gilles Muller from Luxembourg at Wimbledon.
Nadal believes Muller’s tactics had made it hard for him to perform and results to his downfall as the Spaniard was dumped out of Wimbledon 2017 in an epic five-set 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13.
However, Nadal’s reaction to defeat brings stunning ovation, see below:
Class in defeat.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2017
Of course, the match attracted lots of tweets from fans around the world.
Well that was brilliant. Nadal is such a class act, so gracious in defeat but WHAT a performance from Muller 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎾 #Wimbeldon
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) July 10, 2017
Wouldn't have been me shaking nadal hand after that he's been picking his arse all day
— Kenny McLean (@kennymclean66) July 10, 2017
What a match from Gilles Muller but kinda sad we won't be seeing more of Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon again this year 😢 #Wimbledon
— Anne Keothavong (@annekeothavong) July 10, 2017
#Wimbledon The year is 2037, the earth is scorched, the rivers are dry, and Nadal and Muller are still in the fifth set….
— Stephen Watson (@SPWatson) July 10, 2017
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) July 10, 2017
Omg NADAL IS OUT 😋😈 !!!!!! So crazy 😜 #wimbledon almost 5 hour epic and 5th set 15-13 34 yr old Muller mentally outlasts Rafa
— LoveSetMatch 🎾🔥 (@SourceSyndicate) July 10, 2017