Prior to the French Open starting Rafael Nadal the current world number 1 lost an exhibition match. At the exhibition match Rafael Nadal was defeated by Argentinian player Brian Dabul who is located on 109th on ATP list.
The match was part of “Benny Berthet” charity exhibition matches. The match was only one set and Rafa was defeated 7-5. However, it is completely understandable that Rafa did not want to risk injury before Roland Garros and has not demonstrated the full power that has made him the number one player in the world. However, young Dabul succeeded in something that none of the world`s greatest tennis players have, which is to defeat the king of clay in his invincible Paris.