Rafael Nadal knocked out of Barcelona Open

Updated: 25 April 2014 23:33 IST

Rafael Nadal lost 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 to Nicolas Almagro in the quarterfinal of the Barcelona Open.

Rafael Nadal knocked out of Barcelona Open
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Barcelona:

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal's clay-court struggles worsened Friday as his 41-match winning streak at the Barcelona Open ended with a three-set loss to Nicolas Almagro in the quarterfinals.

Nadal was looking for his ninth title in Barcelona but lost 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, a week after going out in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters at the same stage.

Almagro converted his second match point, smashing a forehand down the line for his first career victory over his fellow Spaniard on the 11th try.

Nadal hadn't lost at the tournament since his debut as a 15-year-old in 2003.

Almagro will play either Philipp Kohlschreiber or Santiago Giraldo in the semifinals.

Topics : Tennis
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