Not a big deal people – let’s keep some perspective. :) From the official Roland Garros site:
For the first time ever, Rafael Nadal has been defeated here at Roland Garros! Before the rest of the men’s draw get too excited however, it should be pointed out that his loss came as part of the traditional “Benny Berthet” charity exhibition matches. Rafa went down 7-5 to Argentina’s Brian Dabul on Philippe Chatrier court in a single-set encounter, with the brief shower which made the court slippery towards the end perhaps seeing Nadal decide that discretion was the better part of valour. Various exhibition matches were played throughout the day on Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen and No1 courts, with the proceeds going to five charities which are partners of the event. Despite the overcast weather, there was a good turn-out with fans enjoying some spectacular tennis, including appearances from local favourites Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Fabrice Santoro amongst others.