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Taylor Fritz admits Rafael Nadal left him 'wanting to cry' at Wimbledon

We don't think there was anyone who didn't feel for Taylor Fritz after his Wimbledon heartbreak, and he has admitted it left him 'wanting to cry.'
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Taylor Fritz said he 'felt like crying' after his heartbreaking defeat to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.

Fritz took Nadal all the way to a deciding set champions tiebreaker on Centre Court, and for long periods of the game looked like he was going to get what would have been a second win over Nadal of the season.

Nadal was struggling with an abdomen injury and claimed it was so bad he considered withdrawing mid-match. However, he dug deep and found a way to win, and Fritz admits that it was probably the most painful day of his career so far.

"I feel confident saying this is number one because literally after the match was over, I was sitting there and I felt like crying, like I wanted to cry," Fritz said.

"I've never felt like that ever after a loss. I've never felt like I could cry after a loss.

"Just that's telling enough to know that this one hurt more than any other one's hurt before."

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Taylor Fritz played some fabulous tennis against Rafael Nadal, so much so that the Spaniard's injury should take nothing away from the American.

In the end, though, he couldn't help but wonder if he could have found just a little more from somewhere.

"I think, you know, I did some things well and some things not as good. In the end he was just really, really, really good.

"Certain parts of the match I felt like maybe I kind of just needed to come up with more, do more. I left a lot kind of up to him, and he delivered.

"It was a great match. Honestly, probably hurts more than any loss I've ever had."

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