Mueller sends Nadal home — Wimbledon

Mueller sends Nadal home — Wimbledon

The 31-year-old Nadal, who has won 15 Grand Slam singles titles, entered the match on a quest for his third title at Wimbledon after winning his 10th French Open title on June 11.

That marathon of a match, meant that the match between Djokovic and Mannarino was postponed for today and will be played out on Center Court in front of a sold-out stadium. I am not saying anything could happen.

He feels he owes his fans a successful last hurrah at a tournament where he has been runner-up on three occasions.

Great feeling. Great atmosphere. After 4 intense sets, the players have entered a decisive one in which the Canadian dominated 4:6, 7:5, 4:6, 7:5, 6:1. I fell in love with grass pretty quickly. At this point, most watching the game - both on television and in the Court One crowd - would have backed Nadal to get the job done in the final set and book his spot in the quarter finals. The No16 seed hit 95 winners against 52 unforced errors and won 59/83 points at the net.

Djokovic was due to follow Nadal on Court Number One but the Spaniard's defeat to Muller lasted four hours 47 minutes and made it impossible for the Serb's match to be completed before dark. He beat Mario Ancic and Lee Childs before losing to #12 seed, Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand in straight sets. "Especially at this stage of a Grand Slam, playing one of the guys who is dominating tennis again this year".

"I played better than other years, true". He was a strong contender for the title after such a fantastic start.

But left-handed Muller, seeded 16th, had other ideas.

"When you play against these kind of players, you cannot have mistakes with yourself".

Rafael Nadal and ball boy
BBCThe ball boy could be seen putting the litter in the bin next to Nadal

But that is exactly what Nadal did.

First, Rafael Nadal erased a two-set deficit.

We might say that during the first set Murray had some luck.

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Sam Querrey sent hobbling defending champion Andy Murray crashing out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final at the 42nd attempt.

"It's definitely the biggest win", he continued. Neither play was able to break serve so it continued past 6-6.

Gilles Muller remained calm throughout the fifth set showdown to win 15-13. But fell 7-6 (5) 5-7 7-6 (5) 6-3 to Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios in round four.

"I was already thinking about coming back tomorrow". I just told myself keep it up and if it's not happening, he's just too good.