Losing to Verdasco earlier this year was golden.
Funnily, when he was playing Dodig in 2010 I think (or was it last year?) on twitter, as he was serving for the match, I said "watch rafa get broken here and lose the match" as a joke, because, come on, it's Rafa. Little did I know
for me the most enjoyable rafa defeat was when davydenko beat him in the doha final.
i had called his victory before on MTF and nobody believed me, especially when nadal quickly bageled davydenko in the first set. but kolya came back strong in the last 2 sets playing like a beast. in sour days, i watch the highlights.
to this day that was probably the match i have enjoyed the most in the last years.