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Friday, June 29, 2012

TENNIS : Rafael Nadal loses at Wimbledon in round two

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal was handed a shock second-round defeat by world number 100 Lukas Rosol in a five-set thriller.

Rafael Nadal could not contain a barrage of relentless, brutal groundstrokes from the Czech player Lukas Rosol on his Wimbledon debut.

Play was suspended at two sets apiece while the roof was closed and it was Rosol who settled first to win the final set and the match 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4.

Rosol, who is making his main draw debut at Wimbledon after losing in the first round of qualifying for the last five years, will play Philipp Kohlschreiber next after the German beat Malek Jaziri of Tunisia.

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