Nadal's Nasty Wimbledon Habit: Losing to Triple-Digit Seeds

Published on 1-Jul-2014 by J Square Humboldt

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Nadal's Nasty Wimbledon Habit: Losing to Triple-Digit Seeds

Australians don't hype.

They warn.

And they knew of what they spoke when they claimed that 19-year-old Nick Krygios had a legitimate shot at toppling Wimbledon's No 2 seed, Rafael Nadal.

Better to end that segment before the questions get any dumber.

As to the 144th-ranked player in the world, does he look like the pressure of Centre Court got to him?

Nadal didn't get to him, either.

It's not like the Spaniard hasn't crumbled to relative unknowns before. His upset by Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon in 2012 was deemed by none less than John McEnroe as one of the greatest in tennis history.

Dude's just got feet of clay on a grass-court.

The irony is he's virtually invincible on a clay court.

The balance of the men's top five seeds -- including No 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and defending champion Andy Murray of Great Britain -- are through to the quarterfinals. They're on a collision course to meet in the semis.

Meanwhile, the young upstart Krygios moves on to meet No 8 Milos Raonic of Canada.

And if Raonic didn't know it already, he knows it now: Aussies don't say it if they can't back it up.