In the biggest shock of this year’s Wimbledon championships, two-time champion Rafael Nadal was sent packing after his second-round defeat to Lukas Rosol.
The Czech, who is ranked 100 in the world, defeated Nadal in a five-set thriller, to record one of the most unlikeliest victories in Wimbledon history.
Nadal could not handle Rosol’s relentless groundstrokes, and finally succumbed to the 26 year-old 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4.
Rosol, who was making his Wimbledon debut, stormed to a two-one set lead, but Nadal battled back to win the fourth set.
With the tide appearing to have turned in favour of Nadal, play was momentarily suspended as the centre-court roof was closed, and after the break it was Rosol who found his feet quickest, taking the final set in some style.
The result means that British number one Andy Murray will now avoid Nadal, having been projected to meet him in the semi-final.
Earlier in the day, Murray defeated Ivo Karlovic in four sets to book his place in the third round.
Murrary will now face Marcos Baghdatis in the next round, whereas Rosol will be rewarded for his efforts with a tie against world number 27 Philipp Kohlschreiber.