A champion at one major, gone in the first round the next.
This article marks the first in a daily series of articles reviewing the action at Wimbledon. They follow the same general format as a similar series on Roland Garros. If you missed some of the action, or want a general overview, check out this written equivalent of a highlight reel.
Match of the day: Banished to the distant precincts of Court 19, Lukas Rosol still produced another thriller. After five sets and two tiebreaks, Julian Reister slew the Czech giant killer in a blow to the tournament’s first-week intrigue. Fans with grounds passes got their money’s worth, though, perhaps more so than those on the show courts did.
Upset of the day: One year after Rosol stunned him in the first week, Rafael Nadal succumbed to an even lowlier opponent in Steve Darcis. The Belgian dropped serve just twice in three sets as the former Wimbledon champion slipped too easily into passive play. Nadal did not lack chances to tu...