Flashback: June 28, 2012 – Lukas Rosol Takes Down Rafael Nadal

June 28, 2012 – Lukas Rosol, the No. 100 ranked player in the world, posts one of the most shocking upsets in major tennis history shell-shocking No.2 seed and two-time champion Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon.

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Photo: Landov

Rosol batters winners from all corners of the court in a pristine example of fearless, go-for-broke tennis in his 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 upset on Centre Court. In the fifth set of the gripping upset – which was played after a 40-minute delay to close the Centre Court roof in order to finish the match under the lights – the 26-year old Czech fires 20 winners, including seven aces against only two errors.

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