Fourth seed and five-time Mutua Madrid Open champion Rafael Nadal suffered a 2-6, 6-1, 3-6 defeat to Carlos Alcaraz in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event quarter-final on Friday.
Rafa dropped serve three times in the first set, winning in an eventful match that had to be stopped to assist a spectator in the stands.
Alcaraz had to overcome a sprained right ankle during the match..
In the second set, Alcaraz saved three break points but suffered a fall. He struggled with his right ankle as Rafa won five straight games to take the set.
Alcaraz recovered from the start of the third set, breaking Rafa in the fourth game and then holding serve the rest of the way to win.
Next tournament for Rafa will be the Internazionali BNL d’Italia from May 9-15.