/Rafael Nadal ousted in thrilling fourth-round match at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal ousted in thrilling fourth-round match at Wimbledon


Sandra Harwitt, Special for USA TODAY Sports

Published 3:34 p.m. ET July 10, 2017 | Updated 6:00 p.m. ET July 10, 2017

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Nadal Lost to Gilles Muller in a five-set match that took just under five hours to complete.
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WIMBLEDON, England — After 17 years playing on the tour, 16th seed Gilles Muller won the match of his career with a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 fourth-round upset over fourth seed Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon on Monday.

“It’s definitely one of the biggest, if not the biggest,” said Muller, when asked to categorize the victory. “Yeah, definitely the biggest win, I would say.”

Muller, 34, needed five match points to move into the first Wimbledon quarterfinal of his career.

The win ended his 22-match losing streak against Top 5 opponents. The last time he toppled a Top 5 player in a match was when he upset No. 5 Nikolay Davydenko of Russia in the 2008 U.S. Open fourth round.

Muller will play seventh seed Marin Cilic, a 6-2, 6-2, 6-2…

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