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Nadal loses in Barcelona for first time since 2003

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World number one Rafael Nadal suffered his first defeat in Barcelona since 2003 on Friday when compatriot Nicolas Almagro ended his 41-match winning run in the Spanish city. 

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Spanish tennis player Nicolas Almagro during the ATP Barcelona Open tennis tournament in Barcelona on April 25, 2014

Top seed Nadal, the eight-time champion, lost 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 to Almagro in a quarter-final lasting 13 minutes short of three hours.

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