David Ferrer beats Rafael Nadal

Updated: January 26, 2011, 1:03 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Rafael Nadal's bid to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments is over.

The injured Nadal lost for the second straight year in the Australian Open quarterfinals, going down 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.

Nadal, who appeared to have tears in his eyes during a changeover while trailing 3-0 in the third set, took a medical timeout for an apparent leg injury after three games. He was clearly out of sorts, failing to chase down balls ...

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