Nadal Knocked Out of Wimbledon

    Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a return to Steve Darcis of Belgium during their Men's first round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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    Wimbledon may have just started, but the two-week-long tennis tournament will have to go on without Rafael Nadal. Nadal, who came back from a nearly yearlong knee injury to win the French Open last month, was dumped by Belgium’s Steve Darcis in straight sets in the first round. It’s the first time Nadal’s ever lost in the first round of a major. Suddenly the chances of Roger Federer defending his title just got a whole lot better.

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