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Rafael Nadal ousted in Wimbledon 1st round

LONDON — For the second straight year, Rafael Nadal is leaving Wimbledon early after a stunning loss to a little-known player ranked in the hundreds.

In one of the tournament’s greatest upsets, an ailing Nadal was knocked out in straight sets Monday by 135th-ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium — the Spaniard’s first loss in the opening round of any Grand Slam event.

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