Rafael Nadal is Out?!?!?!

I will have more on this later, but what an upset.  If Fed or Nole lost, the the other would still impose some order on the top half of the draw.  Andy Murray becomes the favorite to reach the final in the bottom half, but things open up for a lot of other players.  Milos Raonic and Andy Roddick could benefit a great deal.  Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga strike me as the two biggest winners today.

Nadal’s string of 5 consecutive Grand Slam finals reached is over.  This was the third best streak of slam finals in the Open Era.  Nole could tie Rafa’s mark by reaching the final here at SW19.  Roger Federer is likely to enter the US Open as the #2 seed now as well.  This is a seismic upset with aftershocks to impact the tour for the rest of the 2012 Grand Slam season.

 

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