10:33 Wonder what the fishing is like in Mallorca right now? It’s a sure bet that Rafa Nadal will be able to let us know soon enough, as he heads back home after a shock loss yesterday. The UK’s Daily Telegraph simply calls it ‘The Shock Of The Century’. Do you agree?!
10:45 Becker has been pretty vocal about Nadal’s future, too, following the Spaniard’s second straight early exit. “He definitely has to consider whether grass has a future for him,” Becker told the BBC. “I almost thought that he should contemplate not playing this year.”
10:49 Nadal noticeably avoided hitting his backhand yesterday and appeared to be limping slightly in the third set. Despite that, he promised to return to Wimbledon for a tilt at the title he has won twice before. “I think and I hope to have a few more years to play here and to play at the right level,” he said. “I was not able to play great this year or last year. But I gonna try.”
11:00 Email from Tina: “It is quite shocking – however, now he can back to Mallorca and get some fishing in and get ready for the hard court season. Vamos!!”
11:08 Was it Wimbledon’s biggest first-round upset of all time? Could be… Remember that Becker’s loss to Doohan and Sampras’s defeat by Bastl came in the second round. But it’s worth remembering top seed and defending champ Lleyton Hewitt’s exit to 202-ranked Ivo Karlovic. And what about qualifier Jelena Dokic’s 6-2, 6-0 win over world No.1 Martina Hingis in 1999?
Source: Wimbledon Live Blog
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