Rosol defeats Nadal

Rafael Nadal has suffered a shock exit at Wimbledon in the second round. He was defeated by Lukas Rosol. However, the 11-time Grand Slam winner said that he’s happy with his form this year. World number 100 Lukas Rosol defeated Nadal in a remarkable match on Thursday evening at Center Court.

The 26year old Czech player hails from Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. Nadal lost 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4 to Rosol in the second round. Nadal, also 26, had gone into the tournament after winning a seventh French Open title. After the loss he said, “You win, you lose. The last four months were probably the best of my career. I just played an inspired opponent.” Rosol took a 2-1 lead but Nadal appeared to regain control of the match in the fourth set which he won to take the competition into a decider. But the decision to close the roof of the center court affected his momentum and he finally succumbed to Rosol’s big hitting. He added later, “For sure [the decision to close the roof] wasn’t the best one for me but that’s what it was and I accept it, I accept that he came back and played unbelievable in the fifth. I was playing well in the fourth set and sure the stop didn’t help me, but that’s the sport.”

 

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