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Nadal lost the first grass match after Roland Garros

Nadal lost the first grass match after Roland Garros

World no.2 player Rafael Nadal was defeated at Marin Cilic's hands after 2 sets of 3-6 at the Hurlingham tournament on June 26th.

After winning the 12th championship in Paris, Rafael Nadal did not attend any Wimbledon pre tournament. He participated in solving Aspall Classic with the purpose of familiarizing the pitch mainly.

Marin Cilic begins the match by breaking the first game but is immediately recaptured by Nadal in the next game. However, the Croatian player repeated the same thing twice more, in turn for the 5th and 9th games to close the first set.

In set 2nd, Rafael Nadal has the opportunity to turn the ball of the opponent but Cilic has saved the break-point face, before winning the game to help the next ball to reach the final victory after 1 hour.

In the next match, Nadal will meet Lucas Pouille, the French player was also defeated by Kei Nishikori with the score 5-7, 6-7 (4). It was also the last round of Nadal before entering Wimbledon 2019 will start from early next week (from July 1st).