Nadal came into the tournament as one of the top favorites after winning the French open earlier in May. He came in as the second seed and was considered a lock to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon. Lukas Rosol
was unranked at the tournament, coming in as the 100th ranked player in the world.
The match was back in forth as the score read 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. This is the first year that Rosol has ever qualified for Wimbledon and even he couldn't believe the upset he just pulled off, calling it a miracle.
This was the earliest Nadal had ever lost in a Grand Slam tournament dating back to 2005 when he lost in the second round at Wimbledon (The Associate Press). According to Tennis writer Tom Perrota, Nadal has won 23 matches this season than Rosol has won in his entire career.
Rosol's chances going forward in the tournament remain unknown, as even he admitted this was the best match he's ever played in his career. One thing we do know is that Rosol's monster serve will come in handy in his next match.
No matter what happens to Rosol going forward at the tournament, this match will be remembered as perhaps the greatest upset in Tennis in the past decade. According to the New York Times, Rosol had never won a match on grass in his life, making the win that much more special.
For Nadal, the U.S open cant come any faster, but one would think that this loss will be a painful one to get over leading up to Tennis' final major.