RAFAEL Nadal has been blasted out of Wimbledon by 100th-ranked player Lukas Rosol.
In an historic defeat last night, the world number two lost a gruelling second-round tennis match against the 6ft 5in Czech player – who had never even qualified for Wimbledon before this year.
Rosol called his win against the Spaniard ‘a miracle’.
“I never expected this,” he said. “He is a superstar but I played unbelievable today. I hope I can play one more match like this.”
Characteristically Nadal, who won his seventh French Open a fortnight ago, took the defeat well: “You play against an inspired opponent and I am out. That’s all,” he said.
“It is not a tragedy, it is only a tennis match.”
The result – up there with the biggest shock defeats in the history of tennis – is great news for fans of Scot Andy Murray, who was likely to be up against Nadal in the semi-final and now has a much better chance of claiming his first Wimbledon title.
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