Who defeated Nadal at Wimbledon 2012?
100 Lukáš Rosol beat world No. 2 and two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal in the second round, 6–7, 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4, ending a streak of 11 major quarterfinals. The loss ended Nadal’s season as he did not play tennis again until February 2013 at the Chile Open.
Why did Rafa pull out of Wimbledon?
Nadal added that he now wants to focus more on his fitness given that he is now a 35-year-old. “Sport prevention of any kind of excess in my body is a very important factor at this stage of my career in order to try to keep fighting for the highest level of competition and titles,” he said.
Will Rafa Nadal play at Wimbledon 2021?
Wimbledon 2021 will go ahead this year without two of the biggest names in tennis. World No. 3 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the men’s tournament while Naomi Osaka, ranked second in the world, has opted not to play in this year’s women’s championships.
Why is Nadal not in Olympic?
Tennis great and 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal said on Thursday that he will be pulling out of Tokyo Games and Wimbledon 2021 in a bid to focus on taking care of his body and prolonging his career. Nadal has won Wimbledon twice in 2008 and 2010 and won the Olympic gold in men’s singles tennis in 2008.
Who knocked Nadal out of Wimbledon 2021?
Nadal, a record 13-times champion at Roland Garros, made a run to this year’s semi-finals and was knocked out by eventual champion Novak Djokovic in a four-set thriller — only his third loss on the Parisian claywhere he has won 105 matches.
Who was Rafael Nadal defeated by at Wimbledon?
Wimbledon 2012: Rafael Nadal toppled by Lukas Rosol Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal was handed a shock second-round defeat by world number 100 Lukas Rosol in a five-set thriller. Nadal could not contain a barrage of relentless, brutal groundstrokes from the Czech, 26, on his Wimbledon debut.
Who was the defending Wimbledon champion in 2003?
In 2003, defending champion Lleyton Hewitt was beaten in the first round by world number 203 Ivo Karlovic. Hewitt became the first defending Wimbledon champion since tennis turned professional in 1968 to lose in the first round.
Who was the lowest ranked player to win Wimbledon?
Three-time Wimbledon runner-up Goran Ivanisevic won the title in 2001 to become the lowest-ranked player and only wildcard to win Wimbledon. Play was suspended while the roof was closed and it was Rosol who settled first to win the final set and the match 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4.
Who was the youngest tennis player to win Wimbledon?
Hewitt became the first defending Wimbledon champion since tennis turned professional in 1968 to lose in the first round. An unseeded 17-year-old Boris Becker became the youngest winner of the men’s singles at Wimbledon in 1985, and retained his crown 12 months later, but suffered a shock second-round defeat by Australian Peter Doohan in 1987.