World number eight Rafael Nadal is out of the US Open after losing a five-set, third-round thriller to Italian Fabio Fognini at Flushing Meadows.
Spaniard Nadal’s 10-year streak of winning a Grand Slam singles title was ended by the world number 32, who won 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4.
It is the first time that double US Open winner Nadal, 29, has lost in a Grand Slam having been two sets up.
Fognini, 28, faces Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in round four.
Earlier this year, Nadal lost in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open to Czech Tomas Berdych and the last eight at the French Open to Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic, before he was eliminated in the second round of Wimbledon by American qualifier Dustin Brown.
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