Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal wins stunning point

Posted July 11, 2017

It was thrilling for spectators as the sun went down on Monday; not so thrilling for the participants.

"It's definitely one of the biggest, if not the biggest".

In a statement, Wimbledon said: "The safety and security of all visitors to the Championships is of paramount importance". That's what happen. Even like this, I think I played with the right determination, right passion, right attitude to win the match.

Bully for Muller, sure. But down two sets and with his back against the wall, Nadal's typical fiery self came out, as he battled back with some unbelievable volleys.

In the end, Muller was able to secure the break and wrap things up on his fifth match point when a Nadal forehand sailed long.

The Luxembourger reached his first quarter-final at the All-England Club, with a stunning near five-hour victory over the world No. 2 to set up a last-eight meeting with Marin Cilic. Indeed, Nadal had won 28 completed and consecutive Grand Slam sets entering yesterday's tilt. Halep can clinch the No. 1 ranking for the first time by beating Konta, who is trying to give Britain its first women's champion at the All England Club since Virginia Wade in 1977.

Although this loss threatens to bring the "Nadal has lost it" narrative roaring back, that's a bit narrow-sighted.

With seemingly the whole of Wimbledon transfixed by the unfurling of Rafa Nadal's epic fourth round clash with Gilles Muller, at least one person in the grounds was impervious to the excitement.

Stretching 135 minutes and featuring 176 points alone, the fifth set will be remember as a Wimbledon classic.

Seemingly jinxed from the moment he hit his head on the ceiling in the corridors under court 1 as he jumped to loosen up, Nadal warmly congratulated Muller post-match.

Dominic Thiem was a massive favorite against the Czech Tomas Berdych, and also, in this match, we saw 5 sets.

"I'm exhausted", Muller said. "That's not the result that I was expecting", added the Mallorcan who had reached the last-16 without dropping a set.

"It was not my best match but, at the same time, I played my best against a very uncomfortable opponent". Yeah, I won matches. I play better than other years, true.

"I lost in the fourth round". I had my chance in the beginning.

The miserable Spaniard was simply blown of the court by unfancied 16th seed Gilles Muller, who was brutally honest after stepping off court. Doubtless they were celebrating last night in. what's the capital of Luxembourg? It's a great feeling. But contrary to his defeats in 2012-15 which came against significantly lower ranked players, this one was against a player ranked inside the top-30 and it wasn't a tame effort where Nadal went down without much of a fight on a surface that isn't his best. Because of darkness, he meant. "I'm just glad it's over and I'm in the quarter-finals".

"I started serving a bit better and then at the end, it's just a matter of a few points here and there".