Jon Wertheim: Rafael Nadal's loss invites questions about his future, reignites GOAT debate - Sports Illustrated

Nadal's loss rocks Wimbledon, reignites questions about his future

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This marks the second year in a row that Rafael Nadal has lost in the early rounds of Wimbledon.

This marks the second year in a row that Rafael Nadal has lost in the early rounds of Wimbledon.

Here it was, barely tea time on the first day of play, and the entire event was concussed by this result. Nadal's controversial No. 5 seeding? His much-anticipated quarterfinal match against Roger Federer? Nadal's likelihood of building on the French Open title he won with his typically violent and relentless tennis just 15 days ago? His assault on the No.1 ranking, having reached the final of all nine events he's entered since his February return? All moot points now.

Steve Darcis had won two ATP-level matches this year before upsetting Rafael Nadal.

Steve Darcis had won two ATP-level matches this year before upsetting Rafael Nadal.

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