Rafael Nadal: Shocking Loss Opens Door for Novak Djokovic to Win Wimbledon
Nadal was the tournament’s second seed while Rosol was unseeded and went to London as No. 100 in the world rankings.
Djokovic, on the other hand, easily won his second-round matchup against Ryan Murray in straight sets.
The Serb defeated Nadal in last year’s final, starting a streak of four consecutive Grand Slams in which the closing match would feature both players.
Djokovic won three in a row before Nadal finally emerged victorious at the French Open. This capped off an incredible clay court season for Nadal and it seemed as if he would carry a ton of momentum into Wimbledon.
But the first sign of trouble came at the Gerry Weber Open where he lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarterfinals.
The momentum was gone and Nadal was out of sorts in England. This led to this shocking upset early in the tournament.
Djokovic would meet Federer in the semifinals and Murray in the finals if the players continue to win.
The Serb has won six of his last seven matches against Federer and four of his last six against Murray.
The world’s top-ranked player has been on fire over the past two years and has been unbeatable at times.
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Federer, in contrast, has lost in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in two consecutive years and lost handily to Djokovic when the two faced each other at Roland Garros.
Murray struggled with back problems in Paris and was defeated by David Ferrer in the quarterfinals.
Djokovic is still in remarkable form and is consistently playing top-class tennis. The only player who could have beaten him was Nadal.
Now that the Spaniard has been eliminated, Djokovic will blow through the field and win his fourth major in his last five tries.
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