Ranked number 100, he defeated Rafael Nadal 6-7 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4 in the 2nd round.

Seriously, who saw that coming? Lukas Rosol is playing Wimbledon for the first time. He’s the world No.100. He lost 6-0, 6-0, 6-2 to Philipp Petzschner in the first round of the Australian Open in January. He didn’t even qualify for Eastbourne last week.
Nadal fails to make the 3rd round of a Grand Slam for the 1st time in 7 years. He lost in 2nd round at Wimbledon in 2005 at age 19.

Rosol:

“It’s like a miracle for me. I never expected this. It’s just so many emotions I don’t know what to say. I’m very sorry for him I played unbelievable today. I hope I can play one more match like this.”

Lukas Rosol caused the biggest upset in tennis history today. Ranked number 100, he defeated Rafael Nadal 6-7 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4.

Here is a quick look back at Wimbledon’s recent upsets:

2002: George Bastl defeats Pete Sampras
Swiss player Bastl was ranked 145 in the world when he tooked on the seven time champion of Wimbledon, Pete Sampras. Bastl, who only got into the tournament as a lucky loser after failing to qualify, beat the American in five sets.
2 months later, Pistol Pete played his last match at the US Open, defeating long time rival Andre Agassi in final, to win a 14th Grand Slam title.

2003: Ivo Karlovic defeats Lleyton Hewitt
Lleyton Hewitt joined 1966 champion Manuel Santana in becoming only the second defending men’s title holder in Wimbledon’s history to be knocked out in the first round. Unknown qualifier Ivo Karlovic went in to the 2003 tournament ranked 203 in the world, coming back from one set down, to beat Hewitt in 4 sets.

1987: Peter Doohan defeats Boris Becker
Becker, an unseeded champion at 17 in 1985, went on to successfully defend his title the following year. But in 1987, the Australian Doohan denied him a hat-trick of titles, beating Boom Boom in the second round.

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