He’s in a state of decline. Rafael Nadal’s career tailspin accelerated July 2 when dreadlocked German Dustin Brown condemned him to a fourth successive Wimbledon humiliation. Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, slumped to a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 second round defeat against the world number 102, who cracked 13 aces and 58 winners on Centre Court. The loss followed his 2012 second round exit to world 100 Lukas Rosol, a first round beating by the 135-ranked Steve Darcis in 2013 and last year’s fourth round defeat to Nick Kyrgios, who was at 144.
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