For the first time since 2005, Rafael Nadal has exited a major in the second round. The former Wimbledon champion has been eliminated by Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic, the No. 100 ranked player in the world. The match was a five-set epic, with Rosol eventually prevailing 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
The match was played at Centre Court, which has a retractable roof and lights. When darkness fell upon the stadium before the beginning of the fifth set, the match was delayed to close the roof and turn on the lights so that the match could continue. Rosol, who lost some momentum in a tough fourth set, appeared to benefit from the delay with a fantastic fifth set performance. 11 of his 22 aces came in the final set, as Nadal -- arguably the best returner in the world -- failed to deal with his serve.
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