9 Biggest Upsets in the History of Men’s Tennis

biggest upsets in men's tennis

Yesterday at Wimbledon, two-time champion and No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal was knocked out in the first round by a guy named…hold on, let me check…Steve Darcis. If you’ve never heard of that guy before, it’s probably because he’s 29 years old and is ranked No. 135 in the world.

Now, Rafa was obviously not feeling one hundred percent. It looks as though the grueling clay court season that yielded his record eighth French Open title took a toll on the bum knee that knocked him out for seven months last year. But this was still an upset of historic proportions. Nadal may only have been seeded 5th, but everyone knows that, when he’s on, he’s as good as anybody.

So was Nadal’s first round loss yesterday one of the greatest upsets in the history of men’s tennis? Maybe, but it was not quite big enough to crack the top nine. Have a look, and as always, let us know if we missed any.

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