It hardly matters that Lukas Rosol hasn't played as well and will probably never play as well as he did when he defeated Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon 2012—all that matters is that the fans got what they came for: entertainment.
Fresh from winning the French Open after facing down Novak Djokovic, in what was at the time the biggest challenge he had faced for the title, Rafael Nadal was in many ways the favorite for the title at SW19.
He'd reached the finals of the Australian Open and dueled Djokovic in a match extending almost six hours. He lost that match but swept away the Serbian World No. 1 through the clay court season, with the culmination being the French Open title.
Lukas Rosol, however, was a real obstacle by classical Nadal standards. He was big-serving, tall, hard-hitting and uncompromising. This was made worse for Nadal when the Center Court roof was closed because of rain.
Nadal has famously struggled under roofs and the indoor conditions played into the hands of Rosol whose flat-hitting penetrated Nadal's usually stout defense.
Then there was the infamous shoulder barge (scroll to 1:49) and Nadal's complaints to the umpire of Rosol dancing right before each of his serves. The match, however, ended in good spirits with both players shaking hands at the end.
There was a possibility of a rematch at this year's French Open but the two haven't met since.