Result: Rafael Nadal beaten in straight sets by 17-year-old wildcard

Rafael Nadal puts his head in his hands during the Australian Open final in Melbourne on January 26, 2014
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World number three Rafael Nadal is out of the Swiss Indoors event in Basel after losing in straight sets to 17-year-old wildcard Borna Coric.

Rafael Nadal has suffered a straight sets defeat in the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors event in Basel, losing 6-2 7-6 to 17-year-old wildcard Borna Coric.

The world number three, who has been suffering with appendicitis in recent weeks, was clearly struggling in the first set, allowing the Croatian teenager to get an early break on the board.

The Spaniard was unable to challenge the youngster's serve, while a string of late mistakes from the French Open champion ensured that Coric wrapped up the set.

Nadal dug deep to keep pace with his opponent in the second, taking the set to a tie-break to give himself hope of completing a comeback.

However, the Croatian proved too strong, making Nadal cover the entire court to try to get his returns in, which ultimately proved too much for the ailing Spaniard.

Nadal will have a week off, after confirming that he will not take part in the Paris Masters earlier today, while Coric will take on Belgium's David Goffin in the final.

Rafael Nadal of Spain during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Lukas Rosol on June 26, 2014
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060
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