Rosol tried everything to beat Nadal, including knocking over his bottles

Thursday June 26th, 2014

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.

(h/t @bradhunter)

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