Rafael Nadal (Photo : Reuters)
Rafael Nadal's first round exit at the Wimbledon Open was so shocking to the point that a sports network producer went a little bit query on the site of the Spaniard's devastating three-set loss to Steve Darcis on Monday.
Steve Jones, a reporter and producer from BBC Radio 5 and BBC Sports in London, posted a Vine video that showed him doing some investigation on what he called the scene of the crime.
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Jones was apparently refereeing on Court No.1, the site of Nadal's shocking first-round loss to Steve Darcis, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4, on the opening day of competition in Wimbledon.
Many tennis followers considered Darcis' victory as the greatest upset in the history of Wimbledon, as few expected the Belgian to win against the reigning French Open champion.
Nadal came into the match with a 22-match winning streak and amassed seven tournament victories since coming back from a knee injury, which he ironically suffered in last year's second round loss to Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon.
However, Darcis came through with the best performance of his tennis career to beat Nadal in two hardly-fought tiebreakers and finished him off in the 10th game of the third set.
Despite the humbling loss, tennis legend John McEnroe still held firm in his belief that Nadal is the greatest player of all-time due to his dominant head-to-head record against Roger Federer (20-10) and Novak Djokovic (20-15). McEnroe added Nadal has something that Federer hasn't have - a Davis Cup title and an Olympic gold medal in men's singles.
"This guy is to me, I think you can make an argument right here and now, the greatest player that ever lived," McEnroe said. "If you look at his record against [Andy] Murray, [Roger] Federer, and [Novak] Djokovic, it's way better than that," McEnroe said during the ESPN coverage of the Wimbledon Open.
"He won the Olympics. He's got Davis Cups, which Roger doesn't have. I have always said Roger Federer to me was the greatest player that ever lived, certainly the most beautiful player. But I'm going to tell you right here and now there's a definite argument, I'm starting to lean toward Rafa." he added.
Here's the Vine Video of Steve Jones Investigation on Court no.1
Of course, the Peter McEnroe's announcement of Nadal as Greatest Tennis Player of All Time