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Nadal knocked out of Wimbledon by unsung Rosol
10:20pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in Sport
Unsung Czech Lukas Rosol pulled off one of the biggest Wimbledon shocks in living memory by dumping two-time champion Rafael Nadal out at the second-round stage tonight.
When the 26-year-old from Brno lost the first set on a tie-break, it appeared he was on his way to becoming the latest in a long line of low-ranked players to be swept aside by one of the game's leading names early in a grand slam tournament.
But the right-hander stumbled across the correct formula to come back against the 11-time grand slam winner and send him packing 6-7 (11/9) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4 - taking the decider under the Centre Court roof.