I have no time to read all this thread (700+ posts), and also because of all that hatred, it's tiring to me....
So i don't know, maybe somebody had already written this...
Of course I am disappointed, athough I didn't expected some kind of miracle from Rafa there, but I thought he could reach QF.
But I would't compare Darcis' performance with Rosol. Last year Rosol played match of his life. He was brilliant, serving aces left and right, playing massive forehand bombs, he was just too good all the match long. It was his life performance, something like Gulbis in Rome this year. It was 'top 10' level of play definitely. Rafa was defeated fairly, although he didn't played so bad.
Yesterday it was something totally different. Darcis played well and mainly consistent, he showed some good points, but that performance was nowhere near Rosol. No way. Yes, sure, it is Steve's best result of his life, memorable and so on, but Nadal was just rubbish. I mean I really don't want to diminish Steve's yesterday achievement. He really deserves that, there's no doubt about it, he was better.
But I want to compare Rosol and Darcis.
Look at Rafa's behaviour on court. Last year he was clearly angry. He tried, you definitely can't say he was rubbish, but Rosol was just too good. Yesterday - he was just zero. C'mon, I was watching the match, Nadal was totally resigned. I know I'd be probably accused for finding excuses, but I must to say that. Those, who watched yesterday - you had to see something is wrong with him. His movement...it was terrible. His double-handed backhand ended almost everytime in the middle of the net.
I don't want to say anything about his kness, it would be speculations. He also didn't mentioned injury, you must admit that - he accepted the loss like a man, despite many of you there hate him. I understand clay is his best surface, but I can't understand the change between his level at RG and yesterday. There must be something else than just 'not assimilated on the different surface'.
...just my opinion.