Spanish Tennis player Rafael Nadal says he may not be able to rekindle his former Wimbledon glories after he was sensationally beaten by German qualifier Dustin Brown.
In a rare admission about his flagging form, now the world number 10, lost 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4.
The Spaniard, 29, has been beaten by players ranked outside the top 100 in each of his last four appearances.
“I don’t know if I will be back to the level of 2008 or 2010,” said the two-time men’s champion.
“My motivation is try to be back to that level. But I’ve got to keep working.
“If I don’t make that happen then I’ve played five finals and taken the trophy back home two times, so that’s not bad.”
Nadal is currently at his lowest ranking in almost a decade and was beaten in the quarter-finals at both the Australian Open and French Open this year.
But Nadal insists that he’s not done yet. “It’s not the end. It is a sad moment for me but life continues. My career, too,” he added.