Casper Ruud, a product of Nadal's tennis academy in Mallorca, has beaten top-20 players John Isner and Fabio Fognini to make his mark at the international teams tournament in Australia.
Failing to win his 850th match, the top seed Serb lost to 22nd-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.
South Africa's Kevin Anderson became the first South African to reach the Wimbledon final in 97 years after triumphing over John Isner in the tournament's second longest match.
Tennis fans are dreaming of another final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as the two have stormed into the Wimbledon quarterfinals on 'manic Monday', when all 16 fourth-round singles matches are played.
The Spanish tennis star believes that he'll be '100% fit' at the ATP Finals event in London.
The 29-year-old British tennis player climbs to the top of the world's tennis rankings after years of hard work, taking over from Serb player Novak Djokovic.
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