Nadal offers no excuses after defeat
- From the section Tennis
Rafael Nadal offers no excuses after his shock first round defeat to world number 135 Steve Darcis.
The fifth seed was beaten 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 and afterwards refused to be drawn on whether or not he was suffering with an injury, simply responding, "I tried my best out there but it was not possible for me".
It was the first time Nadal has been knocked out in the first round of a Grand Slam in his career.