Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal pipped by Gilles Muller in five-set epic

Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon campaign is over following a dramatic four-hour, 48-minute fourth-round loss to 34-year-old world number 26 Gilles Muller.

The newly-crowned 10-time French Open champion and world number two had not dropped a set — let alone a match — in two months before falling 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 to Luxembourg’s daring left-handed serve-volleyer.

An inspired Muller blasted 30 aces and 95 winners to stun spectators on Court 1 at Wimbledon and reach just the second grand slam quarter-final of his 13-year career.

Muller, who will play Croatian Marin Cilic next on Wednesday, could barely believe he had taken out one of the game’s all-time greats.

Source: Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal pipped by Gilles Muller in five-set epic – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)