Found July 01, 2012 on Taking Bad Schotz:
The first week of Wimbledon 2012 showcased some of the more interesting early round matches in recent history. While the ATP tour has been criticized for its top-heavy predictability, there have been quite a few surprises on the Wimbledon grass thus far. Only eight of the top sixteen seeds in the draw have survived to the famed Wimbledon second Monday; a jam-packed Sweet 16 with all the best men and women playing. And with those results in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most interesting story lines of week one. Big Man Tennis. Lukas Rosol was ranked number 100 in the world prior to his second round match on Centre Court against Rafael Nadal. Not only had the journeyman Czech player never made it past the first-round before on grass, he had never made it past the first round of qualifiers.  His five-set thriller against Nadal was not only unexpected, it was spectacular. Rosol took Nadal completely out of his element, blasting 100 mile per hour forehands while appearing to be ...
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