Cape Town - Before his shock Wimbledon defeat to Gilles Muller on Monday, Rafael Nadal bumped his head against a door frame performing a warm-up leap in the bowels of Court One.
WATCH the incident in the video clip below:
Almost five hours later, the Spanish great was nursing a weighty dose of hurt pride as yet another Wimbledon campaign slipped away from him.
His dramatic 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 fourth round defeat against Luxembourg's 16th seed Muller was his fifth exit before the quarter-finals in his last five visits to the All England Club.
It was a heartbreaking blow for Nadal who arrived at the tournament fresh from a record-setting 10th French Open title with genuine belief that he could capture a third Wimbledon title and a 16th career major.