LONDON -- Lukas Rosol did everything he could to replicate his success against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, storming out to take the first set before losing 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4 in the second round. He even tried to get into Nadal's head by knocking over his water bottles after a changeover.
Nice try, Lukas. Marinko Matosevic tried that last year and it didn't help his cause either:
The big-hitting Czech pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent history when he knocked out Nadal in this very round two years ago. Rosol led a set and a break before Nadal broke back, but held a minibreak advantage in the tiebreak. Rosol had two serves to take a two-sets-to-love lead but a slightly mishit ball from Nadal forced an awkward volley at 6-5 and Rosol put it into the tape. Nadal went on to win the tiebreaker and cruised to the win, advancing to the third round for the first time since 2011.