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Rafael Nadal Loses to David Ferrer
Former eight- time champion Rafael Nadal was set to take on tireless 32 year-old David Ferrer In an all Spanish quarterfinal at the Monte Carlo Masters.
World number one ended up the Monte Carlo Masters after a straight-sets quarter-final defeat by the last generation Spaniard David Ferrer. The 14-time Grand Slam champion capitulated in a first-set tie break and dropped his serve in the second to lose 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 to the sixth-seed.
Ferrer won against Nadal for the first time on clay in a decade. He said:
“I have had to wait 10 years to defeat him on clay. After a very long time I’m happy with the win and the way it was played.”
Rafa could be considered an absolute beast on the dirt and despite all the endeavors of players like Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, no one has ever been successful to defeat the King on the clay surface. Previously Nadal had always completely dominated David Ferrer whenever the two met.
His lead of 21-5 represents how well he plays against the 32 year-old and that’s much like many of his other rivals.
After being defeated with 44 unbelievable mistakes Nadal said:
“When your opponent is doing things better than you, the normal thing is to lose. All losses feel bad, but especially on clay. I’m not happy with how I’m playing.”
Nadal has a record of losing only 21 matches out of 321. These 300 wins have seen him winning 43 titles and out of which eight have come from the clay. But Ferrer has always been making a career out of overcoming the odds. After all in all the game seemed one of the most fascinating duel between the two Spaniard greats.