It was considered a great upset for the sports world this past weekend. The championâ€™s reign had come to an end.
Nope, I am not taking about the Dallas Mavericksâ€™ shellacking of the Los Angeles Lakers but the upset of Rafael Nadal by Novak Djokovic on Sunday at the Madrid Masters.
The No. 2 world seed won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4.
He entered the match with a 0-9 record against Nadal and with the win, it represented his first victory on clay against the surfaceâ€™s king. It was also Nadalâ€™s first loss on clay in almost two years.
Somebody had to fall.
Nadalâ€™s response to the loss was succinct:
“I came up against a great player obviously â€” heâ€™s having a monster year.”
Indeed, he has.