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.”

Nadal’s 50TH Victory!

Rafael Nadal has done it yet again at the French Open; the ten time Grand Slam champion has finished his 50th victory at the French Open Tournament after beating world no.13 Nicolas Almagro. The king of clay wrapped up his opponent in three sets with a 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 score.

Nadal has improved his record at the Roland Garros with a 50-1 win loss figure where he lost only one game to former world no.4 Robin Soderling in 2009. He joins fellow players and tennis greats with 50 0r more wins at the French Open Tournament such as Roger Federer (54), Guillermo Vilas (56), Ivan Lendl (53), Andre Agassi (51) and Nicola Pietrangeli (50). Nadal has won all the 15 sets in which he played and also won 60 out of his 61 service games so far in the 2012 French Open Tournament. The 26 year old has played exceptional tennis and made his mark in history along with other tennis legends. he won 54 service games in a row after getting broken in the second set of his first round victory over Italian Simone Bolelli. He also saved 16 points out of the 17 break points including going 4 for 4 against his fellow team member Nicolas Almagro in the quarter finals of the tournament. He now moves onto the semi-finals in which he will take on David Ferrer on Friday 8th May at the Roland Garros, which is played on outdoor clay courts. His semi-final opponent while praising him says of his that it’s impossible to beat the king of clay who is in great form right now.

Djokovic beats Nadal in a Humdinger

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal played out a five and a half hour epic tennis match that will go down in history as one of the best ever. The two battled it out in the Australian Open final at the Rod Laver arena in Melbourne. Djokovic prevailed after both players had given everything they had and more. The amount of reserve energy both of them found during the see-saw battle was unbelievable. The 5 hours and 53 minute match is the longest Grand Slam singles final ever.

When the match came to an end with a Djokovic forehand winner, commentators had no adjectives left and the viewer could do nothing but cry. The raw emotion was such that, Djokovic tore his shirt open, screamed into the heavens and banged the advertisement hoardings, sanity ceased to exist.

 

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