Agencia EFEMarch 11, 2014 11:17
Los Angeles, Mar 11 (EFE).- Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov eliminated defending champion and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.
"When you are pushed to the limit, these things happen. You can lose. I lost today. Congratulations (to Dolgopolov). He played better than me. That's it. Life continues," Nadal said in his post-match press conference on Monday night.
Nadal had not lost in the California desert since 2004, when he made his debut at Indian Wells.