Wimbledon shock as Rafa Nadal crashes out

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All seemed relatively standard in this year's Wimbledon Championships reaching its fourth day. The favourites in the men's singles had all cruised into the second round with anticipation for next weeks contests in the hope the top contenders get through to battle one another.

On Thursday the likes of Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were all in action, and it was the latter who suffered the shock of the day.

Shock of the Week

The Spaniard took on the German-born Jamaican Dustin Brown on Centre Court and lost 7-6 3-6 6-4 6-4 to the amazement of spectators, this is now the second year running where Nadal has exited Wimbledon in the early stages having lost last year in the fourth round to Australian Nick Kyrgios.

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The 30 year old who was a qualifier for Wimbledon, was able to hit frequent serve and volley winners hitting 18 out of 20 in the final set, the performance is considered even more outstanding with Brown having played the day before in a huge five set doubles match.

The dread-locked upsetter is now 2-0 against Nadal having beaten him in Halle, Germany last year on grass. The 102 ranked professional is now looking to pocket at least $76,000 from Wimbledon and meets Serbian world number 24 Viktor Troicki in the third round.

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The Favourites

The defending champion and current world number one Novak Djokovic remains on course to retain his title as he meets Bernard Tomic today in the third round.


Tennis maestro Roger Federer is looking to make history with a record 8th Wimbledon crown and this years queens winner and 2013 SW19 champion Andy Murray is also safely through into the next round. There are also the likes of French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga who keep impressing year after year on grass court. 

A lot of tennis still has to be played and with Nadal's exit there is the likelihood of more upsets further into the tournament .Dustin Brown has made himself a little bit of history just like youngster Nick Kyrgios did last year and with both men full of confidence and competing over the weekend, what's stopping them going all the way?          

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