Rafael Nadal knocked out in first round at Wimbledon

Fifth seeded Rafael Nadal, who just won his record eighth French Open title, lost to Steve Darcis who is ranked 135th. This marks the first time in Nadal's career that he has been knocked out in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament.




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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Rafael Nadal of Spain waves to the crowd as he leaves Court One following his defeat to Steve Darcis of Belgium after Gentlemen's Singles first round match on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Rafael Nadal of Spain waves to the crowd as he leaves Court One following his defeat to Steve Darcis of Belgium after Gentlemen's Singles first round match on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Steve Darcis of Belgium shakes hands at the net with Rafael Nadal of Spain after their Gentlemen's Singles first round match on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Steve Darcis of Belgium shakes hands at the net with Rafael Nadal of Spain after their Gentlemen's Singles first round match on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Steve Darcis of Belgium salutes the crowd as he celebrates match point during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Steve Darcis of Belgium salutes the crowd as he celebrates match point during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Steve Darcis of Belgium celebrates match point during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Steve Darcis of Belgium celebrates match point during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: A dejected Rafael Nadal of Spain looks on during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Steve Darcis of Belgium on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: A dejected Rafael Nadal of Spain looks on during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Steve Darcis of Belgium on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: A dejected Rafael Nadal of Spain looks on during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Steve Darcis of Belgium on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: A dejected Rafael Nadal of Spain looks on during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Steve Darcis of Belgium on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Rafael Nadal of Spain serves during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Steve Darcis of Belgium on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Rafael Nadal of Spain serves during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Steve Darcis of Belgium on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Steve Darcis of Belgium hits a forehand during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Steve Darcis of Belgium hits a forehand during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Steve Darcis of Belgium on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Steve Darcis of Belgium on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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