Thursday, June 28, 2012
This is really a shoking and surprising news ...
Rafael Nadal crashed out in the second round of Wimbledon after losing to Lukas Rosol 67 64 64 26 64.
Rosol, whose previous visits to Wimbledon had ended in five successive first round losses in qualifying, stunned the former champion, in 5 sets.
He will face Philipp Kohlschreiber for a place in the last 16.
Rafa went down to a player who had fewer wins in his career than Nadal did this year alone.
Rosol and Nadal went deep into a first-set tiebreaker, which the Spaniard took but then Lukas won the next two sets after early breaks.
Nadal claimed the fourth but when the 5th set was starting players had to leave the court as Wimbledon officials close the roof to avoid the impending nightfall. There was still at least 35 minutes left of daylight when the choice to close the roof was made.
After a 40-minute delay, they returned and Rozol broke in the first game and never looked back.