Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/24/13
The greatest player of all time can't be losing a match like this. Not in his prime. Not at Wimbledon. And certainly not twice in a row there. Just when the conversation was turning, when people -- including me -- were starting to wonder if maybe Rafael Nadal might be the best player ever, and not Roger Federer, Nadal did something that Federer never does: He lost to a journeyman Monday in the first round of Wimbledon. Nadal lost to Steve Darcis, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. That's right, the Steve Darcis, ranked No. 135 and with a losing career tour record. "Two weeks ago, I was in a fantastic situation, wining a fantastic tournament (French Open),'' Nadal said. "Two weeks later, I lost here in the first round. That's the positive and the negative thing about this sport.'' The question is why this happened to Nadal, against a guy who had less of a shot at beating him than Buster Douglas had of knocking out Mike Tyson. And what does this mean to his legacy? And how much limping is he going to...
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