- Wimbledon, Day Four
Nadal Czechs out as Murray boasts Hawk eyes
Nadal Czechs out of Wimbledon
In arguably one of the biggest upsets in grand slam history, Rafael Nadal was dumped unceremoniously out of Wimbledon as world No. 100 Lukas Rosol claimed an astonishing 6-7(9) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4 victory. John McEnroe's response to Rosol taking two sets off the two-time champion was "Who is this guy?" It's fair to say most people will remember his name now.
Karlovic talks the talk
As Andy Murray geared up for his second round clash against Ivo Karlovic on the practice courts, fellow Brit Jamie Baker was on court helping him prepare. As Baker hammered a serve past Murray, Karlovic happened to be walking past. "Get used to it," he yelled. Admittedly, Karlovic did send 17 aces fizzing past Murray, but the Scot had 11 as he claimed a 7-5 6-7(5) 6-2 7-6(4) victory to reach the third round.
Eyes like a Hawk
With Karlovic serving to stay in the first set, the Croatian needed a big second serve to save a third set point. At first, it looked like he'd done it, his second attempt whizzing past an outstretched Murray. But the Scot signalled he wanted to challenge, and HawkEye confirmed his suspicions that the serve had been wide - and Karlovic had served a double fault to gift Murray the opening set.
Fish so nearly fried
When most people are recovering from heart surgery, they are advised to rest and avoid stress. But just over a month after he had an operation to correct arrhythmia, Fish found himself in a high-anxiety situation on Court One as he was on the verge of a scalp at the hands of Briton James Ward. Fish survived, but ESPN wonders what his doctor thought.
Baker serves up a bagel
Brian Baker's comeback continues to gather pace as the American - who was sidelined for nearly six years with a catalogue of injuries, reached the third round. And Baker, who had to come through three rounds of qualifying, is yet to drop a set as he booked his place in the third round with a straight sets victory over Jarkko Nieminen, Baker even knocking up a cheeky bagel en route to a 6-0 6-2 6-4 win.
On the day that it was reported umpires would be given handheld devices to gauge how loud players' grunting is, Sharapova upped the decibels as she let the second set slip from her grasp against Tsvetana Pironkova. Perhaps she was getting it out of her system in the knowledge she may be told to keep quiet at future slams.
Falla's Wimbledon double
Having seen off John Isner in the first round, Colombian Alejandro Falla claimed a memorable double at Wimbledon as he sent Nicolas Mahut packing in the second round. We may have been denied Isner-Mahut II in a rematch of their record-breaking encounter two years ago, but it was fitting that Falla triumphed in two pretty epic five-setters to reach round three.