Can anyone quite believe what they have just seen? Definition of an underdog rising to the challenge! 90 miles per hour groundstrokes, games full of aces, unbelievable energy and confidence: a player of sustained brilliance.
You could feel the tension between the two players on court. The Czech waving his racket around like a wand, jogging back to his chair, playing at a fast pace- he was getting under the no.2's skin. Nadal looking up to Uncle Tony in despair, playing his usual consistent tennis but nothing was working against the world's no.100!! I know there have been many classics in recent years at Wimbledon with the 2007 final between Rafa and Roger springing to mind but none with quite this level of shock factor.
|Nadal knocked out in the second round|
So moving onto the next part of Lukas's journey where he will face Philipp Kolshieber who funnily enough beat Nadal this year in the Gerry Weber Open. The German is ranked number 27 in the world but clearly rankings are nothing when Rosol is involved!
For British fans tonight's result could be good news for Murray as Nadal was definitely seen as the biggest threat in his half of the draw. Now, the anticipation awaits to see whether Rosol is in fact the real deal or a one hit wonder. Nonetheless I don't know about you, but I still can't quite believe the tennis match I have just witnessed!