Steve Darcis: No one expected me to beat Nadal

Steve Darcis beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets
Steve Darcis beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Belgian outsider who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon said he took advantage of the Spaniard's rusty display to produce a shock result.

Steve Darcis, ranked 135 in the world, said: "Nobody was expecting my win today. Rafa didn't play his best tennis, but I knew the first match on grass is always difficult.

"I tried to do what I like to do, come to the net as soon as I can, not play too far from the baseline. I don't know what to say right now, I'm really happy."

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