Result: Rafael Nadal knocked out of Wimbledon by Gilles Muller in dramatic fourth round

Spanish player Rafael Nadal reacts after losing to Serbian player Novak Djokovic during the men's single final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on July 3, 2011
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Gilles Muller knocks Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon in a gruelling five-set battle in the fourth round.

Rafael Nadal fought his way back from two sets down, but it was not enough to overcome Gilles Muller, who knocked the Spaniard out of Wimbledon in a dramatic five-set fourth-round match.

It was a gruelling clash between the pair on Court 1 at the All England Club, and after four hours and 51 minutes - the longest match of the tournament so far - Muller came out on top with a 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 victory.

The first set went Muller's way as he was the only one to convert a break point within the first 34 minutes of the encounter.

It took four games for Nadal to create a break point in the second set, but Muller held firm before snatching his opponent's serve and putting himself in a commanding two-set lead.

Nadal had it all to do, and he responded with a battling display, which began in the third set when he crucially went a break up to give himself a 3-1 lead.

It took three set points, but he eventually got the job done, and even though he suffered a potential wobble early in the fourth set, he held off Muller and broke again to draw level after two hours and 36 minutes of play.

The deciding set was as tense as expected, with games going by way of serve and neither player creating a break point for the first nine games.

A pivotal moment for Nadal came when he saved two match points before delivering an ace to bring the set up to 5-5.

The two-time champion later saved another two match points after failing to break serve in the previous game, despite having four opportunities to do so.

The intensity grew as both players held, and the deadlock was eventually broken in the 28th game when 16th seed Muller sealed the match with a break of serve.

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after winning the second set against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles final match on Centre Court on day thirteen of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwe
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