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Nadal upset by Czech Rosol at Wimbledon

 Andy Roddick of the United States  returns a shot to Jamie Baker of Britain during a first round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis C...
 Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria during a second round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Champio...
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 Sara Errani of Italy reacts during a second round women's singles match against  Anne Keothavong of Britain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championsh...
 Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic plays a shot to Rafael Nadal of Spain during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Cham...
 Andy Roddick of the United States reacts after defeating Bjorn Phau of Germany during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tenn...
 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns a shot to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tenn...
 Rafael Nadal of Spain dries himself off after he lost the third set to Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic during a second round men's singles match at...
 Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic plays a return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Ch...
 Rafael Nadal of Spain runs to try and play a return against Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic during a second round men's singles match at the All En...
 Rafael Nadal of Spain lies on the court after failing to return a shot to Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic during a second round men's singles match...

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Andy Roddick of the United States returns a shot to Jamie Baker of Britain during a first round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis C...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria during a second round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Champio...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Sara Errani of Italy serves to Anne Keothavong of Britain during a second round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Sara Errani of Italy reacts during a second round women's singles match against Anne Keothavong of Britain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championsh...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic plays a shot to Rafael Nadal of Spain during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Cham...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Andy Roddick of the United States reacts after defeating Bjorn Phau of Germany during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tenn...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns a shot to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tenn...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Rafael Nadal of Spain dries himself off after he lost the third set to Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic during a second round men's singles match at...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic plays a return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Ch...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Rafael Nadal of Spain runs to try and play a return against Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic during a second round men's singles match at the All En...

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Rafael Nadal of Spain lies on the court after failing to return a shot to Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic during a second round men's singles match...

Rafael Nadal made his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2005 when he was overpowered Thursday by big-serving Lukas Rosol 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round at Wimbledon.
Rosol, a 26-year-old Czech ranked No. 100, earned the biggest win of his career playing in Wimbledon's main draw for the first time. He lost each of the past five years in the first round of qualifying.
As the match stretched beyond dusk, the conclusion came with the retractable roof closed for the final set on Centre Court. The upset on tennis' biggest stage was no fluke: Rosol served brilliantly and repeatedly stepped instead the baseline to hit aggressive groundstrokes, while Nadal found himself pinned deep and on the defensive.


Updated : 2021-04-16 22:30 GMT+08:00