June 29, 2012

Nadal Knocked Out of Wimbledon: The 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol sent Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon Thursday in a shocking second-round upset, 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Nadal had never lost a grand slam match to a foe ranked 70th or higher. Between games in the third set, Nadal bumped Rosol. Asked what his goal had been going into the match, Rosol said, "Just don't lose 6-0, 6-1, 6-1."

posted by rcade to tennis at 01:05 PM - 3 comments

I think the most surprising thing is that it doesn't happen more often.

posted by bperk at 05:10 PM on June 29

Rosol had a huge serve in that game, I caught the end of the match and it was just ridiculous how hard he was hitting the ball and how well he was placing it.

Navratilova and some other analysts seem to think this was a fluke and that he won't be able to keep up this level of play in the next round. It will be interesting to see his next match.

posted by insomnyuk at 10:55 PM on June 29

And, boom, Rosol lost in straight sets.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:03 AM on June 30

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