World No.8 Rafael Nadal is out of the US Open 2015 in the third round at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York City.
Italian Fabio Fognini thrash Nadal in a five set win, 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 on Friday.
The fourteen-time Grand Slam Champion will finish the season without a single grand slam title for the first time since 2004.
The two-time US Open champion after the match said; â€œI accept that it is not my year and will keep working hard to finish the season in a positive way.â€
â€œI improved something that I think I am doing from the beginning of the season. I think I have a good base now. When I am losing, I am losing because the opponents beat me, not because I lose the match.â€- added Nadal.
The 32 seed, 28-year-old Foginini will face Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the fourth round.
Lopez beat 10th seed Milos Raonic of Canada to enter the fourth round of US Open 2015.
â€œIt was an incredible match against the player who is the best in the world.â€- said Italian Fabio Fognini.
It was Rafaelâ€™s defeat number 15 of this season. He has only managed to beat two top-10 players in this year.
Nadal only for the second time in his career has been stretched to a five-setter at the US Open.