Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after losing to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their ATP Madrid Open quarter-final tennis match at the Caja Magica in Madrid on May 11, 2018. / AFP / OSCAR DEL POZO
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Rafael Nadal suffered his first clay court defeat in almost a year when the world No. 1 was shocked 7-5, 6-3 by Austria's Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters quarterfinals Friday.Thiem, the runner-up to the great Spaniard in the 2017 Madrid final, had been the last player to defeat Nadal on clay at the Italian Open in Rome almost 12 months ago.A double fault and a long forehand allowed Nadal to retrieve the break at 5-5 .Anderson, the 31-year-old U.S. Open runner-up last year, hit 15 aces and 35 winners.
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