Year after upsetting Nadal, Rosol loses in first round

Monday, June 24, 2013 /by
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LONDON (AP)—A year after stunning Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Lukas Rosol lost his first-round match at the All England Club against a qualifier ranked 121st.

Rosol, who came in ranked 35th, was beaten 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 Monday by Germany's Julian Reister.

Their match was on tiny Court 19, a short walk away from Centre Court, where the then 100th-ranked Rosol pulled off a surprising five-set victory over two-time Wimbledon champion Nadal in 2012's second round. Nadal then took a seven-month break from the tour because of a left knee injury.

Against Reister, Rosol played the same sort of high-risk game he used so successfully against Nadal. This time, Rosol was not nearly as accurate, accumulating 74 unforced errors, 30 more than Reister.
 

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