Rafael Nadal loses in Barcelona

Rafael Nadal's 11-years, 41-match winning streak at the Barcelona Open was ended with a quarter-final defeat by fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro on 25-04-2014 Friday.

The world number one had eased through the first set but, after losing the second on a tie-break, was broken twice in the decider.

Nadal was looking for his 9th title in Barcelona but Almagro took his second match point to seal a 2-6 7-6 7-5 6-4 win. Nadal's only previous Barcelona defeat came in 2003.

Rafael Nadal's quarter-final defeat to Nicolás Almagro was his first Barcelona Open loss since his debut as a 15-year-old in 2003.

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