Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal Loses To Gilles Muller In 15-13 Final Set

Rafael Nadal's hopes of winning a third Wimbledon title are over for another year after an epic five-set defeat by 16th seed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. The 15-time major champion fought back from two sets down before Muller took a fifth match point to win 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 in four hours and 47 minutes.

It ended the Spaniard's bid to win back-to-back French Open and Wimbledon titles for a joint-record third time. Muller, 34, will play Croatia's seventh seed Marin Cilic in the last eight. "That was tough," said Muller, who has reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final since the 2008 US Open. "In the last two match points I just said give it 100%."

Even world number two Nadal's trademark competitiveness could not see off Muller in a gripping final set which took two and a quarter hours - more than half an hour longer than Roger Federer's win over Bulgarian 13th seed Grigor Dimitrov.

Courtesy:BBC

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