Rafael Nadal makes shock Rogers Cup exit in Montreal

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Nadal was playing his first match since losing the Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic in July

Rafael Nadal is out of the Rogers Cup after a shock second round defeat against Croatia's Ivan Dodig.

The Spaniard, playing for the first time since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final in July, won the opening set 6-1.

However, Dodig hit back to take the next two sets, both on tie-breaks, and clinch the match 1-6 7-6 7-6.

Two-time winner Roger Federer reached the last 16 with a 7-5 6-3 win over Canadian Vasek Pospisil.

Dodig, who hit 19 aces in all, will play Janko Tipsarevic for a place in the quarter-finals.

"This is the greatest moment of my life," said Dodig who is ranked 41 in the world.

Nadal, winner of the Canadian event in 2005 and 2008, said: "He played very well, very aggressive.

"He didn't feel the pressure in the important moments. And at the end of the match, probably I was a little bit unlucky today, no?"

Federer, who lost in last year's Montreal final to Andy Murray, broke his opponent once in each set serving four aces in total.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion will now play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for a place in the quarter-finals.

Frenchman Tsonga, who beat Federer in an enthralling five-set epic in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in June, beat Australian Bernard Tomic 6-3 7-6 (7-1).

Djokovic, the 2007 Rogers Cup champion, had to survive a scare before beating 30th-ranked Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 7-5 6-1 to improve his stunning 2011 winning record to 49-1 overall and 25-0 on hard courts.

Andy Murray put his singles' exit behind him as he teamed up with brother Jamie in the doubles event - the Scottish pair beat Canadians Eric Chvojka and Pierre-Ludovic Duclos in a final set champions tie-break.

The Murrays won the first set 6-2, then lost the second set by the same score. They won the deciding champions tie-break 10-7.

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