Just as the hardworking staff predicted, a guy who beat Rafael Nadal one time in ten tries defeated the guy who beat Rafael Nadal one time in one tries at Wimbledon yesterday.
From the New York Times:
For Nadal’s Conqueror, Burst of Stardom Is Followed by an Equally Sudden Exit
Instead of competing under the bright lights of Centre Court, Rosol was squinting in the daylight on Court 12, one of Wimbledon’s minor showplaces, a court flanked by a temporary pavilion and saplings that may someday create some shade.
Instead of Nadal, the man across the net was the 27th-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber, who can walk through Wimbledon village and a lot of other villages undisturbed.
Instead of calm, there was a breeze: shifting the big white clouds overhead and tugging at [Lukas] Rosol’s shorts and his huge flat shots. And instead of a follow-up victory after a huge upset, there was — as is often the case in the head game that is tennis — a quick tumble back to planet earth.
“Of course I was hoping he’s not having that day again against me,” Kohlschreiber said after his 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (6) victory.
As for Nadal, it’s clear he’s just superstar-crossed.