Nadal ousted with first French defeat

Updated: May 31, 2009, 3:13 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Rafael Nadal's unbeaten run at the French Open is over.

The four-time defending champion lost to Robin Soderling of Sweden 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the fourth round Sunday, ending his record 31-match winning streak at Roland Garros.

"When one player plays bad, [he] must lose," Nadal said. "[It] was my fault. ... I didn't play my best tennis and for that reason I lose."

Soderling, seeded 23rd at this year's tournament, ran Nadal ragged on center court with his hard ...

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