Rafael Nadal knocked out of Rome Masters after defeat to Dominic Thiem
Friday 19 May 2017 18:17
• Nadal knocked out at quart-final stage, losing 6-4, 6-3
• Maria Sharapova will not request Wimbledon wildcard and must qualifyRafael Nadal has been knocked out of the Rome Masters in straight sets by Dominic Thiem at the quarter-final stage.The Spanish world No4’s had won 17 matches in a row on clay, but beaten 6-4, 6-3 by the Austrian No7, who avenged his defeat to Nadal in the final in Madrid. It means the only player with any Masters titles left in the tournament is Novak Djokovic, who takes on Juan Martín Del Potro later on Friday. The other players remaining in the draw are Alexander Zverev, John Isner Related: Maria Sharapova vows to rise again after being denied wildcard for French Open Continue reading...