Coach blames Rafael Nadal's defeat on poor attitude

Nadal also suffered a shock defeat at Wimbledon last year to the unheralded Czech Lukas Rosol and his coach admitted the world number five was having problems adjusting to the quicker conditions on the grass.

updated: June 27, 2013 09:01 IST
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Madrid: Rafael Nadal's coach and uncle Toni Nadal has criticised the 12-time Grand Slam champion's attitude after he suffered a shock first round exit from Wimbledon on Monday.

The Spaniard was beaten 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 by world number 135 Steve Darcis to suffer his first ever defeat in the first round of a Grand Slam.

And the defeat came as an even greater surprise as Nadal had been in sensational form since returning from a knee injury in February, winning seven titles and reaching the final of the other two events he had taken part in.

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